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Old 10-17-2006, 04:29 PM
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Its funny cos I always preferred to call kate "Katherine" cos I hate the named Kate becuase there was a stupid girl in my class called Kate that really annoyed me and every time I hear the name kate it makes me want to scream! LOL Its Katherine from now!

p.s does she spell her name with a C or a K?
It is Catherine Elizabeth.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:51 PM
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Thanks for answering!
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:41 PM
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Apparently we have to calle Kate, Catherine from now on according to Royal expert James Whittiker (sp).

Apparently he met some of Catherines ex school friends and they told him she hated the name Kate and was never called it.

I like Kate, it is friendly and just comes out of my mouth easier than Catherine!
Well if she does marry William someday, it won't matter what she wants to be called, the papers will make up some catchy name for her like they did with Diana, "Shy Di". Unfortunately,you can't stop the media from doing what they want!
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:04 PM
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I think it's silly. If she's been called Kate all the time through school and until recently with no problem, why is she now finding a problem with it? Seriously she should just stop being so stupid and pretentious all the time. She should get a job and be thankful that she has so much. Anyone else would love to be in her situation and I daresay wouldn't be half as arrogant. William could drop her at any time and then walk away and she would be nothing and have nothing except her family which would then expect her to get off her arse and find a job.



I agree. If the Palace or Prince Charles has issues with Guy, then that is their business since William will be Prince of Wales and king one day and frankly put, Charles is also William's father. But Kate is not his wife or even fiancee so she has no right to dictate anything to William's friends. Even if they were married she still would have to respect William's choices since they are a part of his life and will be for a very long time. They're not dragging him to drug dens filled with meth and heroin, so ultimately they really can't be that bad. Besides, Guy was nice enough to spend time with Kate at the Virgin party so who is she to be so nasty and snobbish?



NOt to mention the Van Cutsems are real society and mingle in royal circles.
It was my understanding that Kate has never referred to herself as Kate and that her friends and family have always called her Catherine.
Since Catherine is her actual given name, shouldn't she be allowed to ask people to use it if that's what she prefers?

Of course, it could be that she never expressed a preference and the tabloid story is just bunk.
I'd bet the article about Kate trying to keep William from being friends with Guy is a lot of hooey also.
It would be a really silly move on Kate's part, too silly to imagine she'd make that type of mistake.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:41 PM
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It's not done maliciously, just an affectionate nickname. She's lucky the press is being so nice and indulgent.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:57 PM
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It's not done maliciously, just an affectionate nickname. She's lucky the press is being so nice and indulgent.
So is Fergie, Di, Randy Andy, Wills, Harry, Lillibet, etc.

The press definitely can and will create a nickname for a public figure but I think in private we all have the right to decide what we want to be called by friends and family. And if Kate has decided that she wants to be called Catherine..that is her right. Providing of course, that they story is true.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:03 AM
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Does Catherine(lol she doesn't like kate i won't bother her), have blue eyes?
or they are brown?
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:32 AM
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She has blue eyes.
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:21 AM
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Apparently we have to calle Kate, Catherine from now on according to Royal expert James Whittiker (sp).

Well, whatever would we do without James Whittaker telling us how to behave?
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:07 AM
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Well, whatever would we do without James Whittaker telling us how to behave?
I guess we'd have to decide for ourselves how we should address royals and their girlfriends. This guy is such a pretentious dork.
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:50 AM
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Of course, it could be that she never expressed a preference and the tabloid story is just bunk.
I'd bet the article about Kate trying to keep William from being friends with Guy is a lot of hooey also.
Oh, it must be true, it was the stalwarts of accuracy and honesty, Whittaker, The Mail and then The Royalist!
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I've read that it was Kate herself who changed her name from "Catherine" in high school, according to her friend Jemma Williamson in People magazine last year. I'll have to find it to be more accurate. It seems now that it is Kate, her family who call her Catherine, according to the Daily Mail, the courtiers who are trying to marry William off at 24 (he's still a baby!) or the media who are now trying to re-make her into the more regal Catherine now that she's dating William. The media at least are hoping for some huge wedding next year.
I went back and read a few things about how "Catherine" became "Kate." At Marlborough College she was referred to as Catherine and this is confirmed by her "friend" Gemma Williamson, who hasn't seen Catherine since 2000.

Daily Mail: The remaking of Kate http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=360562&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source==)

She became "Kate," somehow, at St. Andrews. But doesn't William call her Kate, and how does the media universally call someone Kate if they are actually universally called Catherine? Diana was called "Di" on occasion but everyone knew she was called Diana by her friends and family and that sometimes she was called Duch. Why does no one refer to Kate as Catherine, ever? Well except now all of a sudden she's Catherine. Btw, I always liked Catherine better anyway. I don't know why so many Catherines/Katherines allow themselves to be called Kate.
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I think it's silly. If she's been called Kate all the time through school and until recently with no problem, why is she now finding a problem with it?
The only problem with your tirade is it's inaccurate. She wasn't called "Kate" all the time through school, she was called Catherine by friends, classmates, as well as her immediate family. It's her name. If she prefers to be called by her proper name, so what.
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But doesn't William call her Kate, and how does the media universally call someone Kate if they are actually universally called Catherine?
Do we actually know if William calls her Kate, Catherine or even Bongo? (you can blame Elspeth for that name. )

The media, as most of us know, are a law unto themselves.
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Do we actually know if William calls her Kate, Catherine or even Bongo? (you can blame Elspeth for that name. )
That's Bozo, not Bongo.
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That's Bozo, not Bongo.
Oh no, my humble apologies to Bozo.
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She has blue eyes.
contrary to that, i think she has brown eyes.
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They are blue coolgirl http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l169/tnsngr/kate.jpg
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In that picture they look pale green to me!
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About the Daily Mail article/Duke of Cambridge title rumor:
This article does not say who the informant is. They do not say "according to Palace spokesperson....." Has a Palace spokesperson said this? It makes perfect sense, I don't see why they couldn't use that title, but I just want to know if it is a sure thing or just speculation.

About Guy Pelly and Kate:
My guess is that Kate really did "have words" with him, but I believe it must have been blown way out of proportion. There is no way to know what the "words" were or how serious it was. It was probably just that Kate was annoyed by something he did, said she would "have words" and they talked and are fine. I'm sure they are friends and she doesn't try to discourage any of William's friendships without very good reason. It seems to me that the media just somehow got wind of Kate's words traveling through the rumor mill and they took them and made this story out of nothing at all.
She must have said the words; they were just taken out of context. That's what I think about it, anyway.
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