Kate Middleton requested that her friends call her another name after she became serious with William.

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According to a source close, Kate Middleton requested that her friends call her “Catherine” when her relationship began to get serious.

According to reports, the name change was insisted upon by her in 2008 when she believed that the royal heir would soon propose to her.

The Duchess of Cambridge sent an email to her friends, letting them know about the change.

They were actually engaged two years later, in 2010. They then got married in a royal ceremony that was watched by millions around the globe on April 29, 2011.



No more 'Kate': the Princess reportedly insisted on a longer name when she suspected William's proposal coming
According to reports, Princess Diana demanded a longer title when she suspected William would propose.

Adam Helliker, a royal columnist, wrote for Sunday Express in that time: “With Prince William’s engagement now a surefire certainty (even Ladbrokes has stopped taking bets on whether it will happen after a flurry of well-placed wagers) there are intriguing signs that Kate Middleton is preparing for her future role.

“It looks like she’s taking it very seriously indeed too.

“I hear that in the past few weeks the former accessories buyer has quietly informed friends that she would like to drop the informal ‘Kate’ and in future wishes to be known by her full name: ‘Catherine’.”



A commentator at the time said there was "a distinct feeling she has started to become very aware of her position"
One commentator said that there was “a distinct feeling she has started to become very aware of her position”

Daniela Elser, expert, says her friends were initially surprised when she told them she wanted to change her moniker. However, she was able explain her reasoning in a humorous way.

Reports say that a friend had told Mr Helliker this: “Everyone knows it’s about to happen with Kate and William, but we were a little surprised about the request to call her Catherine.

“It is clear that she is becoming more aware of her position.”



Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge kiss at their wedding on April 29, 2011
Catherine, Duchess, and Prince William of Cambridge exchange kisses at their wedding on April 29, 2011.

However, Catherine has apparently ‘never loved’ the shortened version of Catherine, despite his apparent change in mind.

After being placed in close proximity in the St Salvators Hall of Residence, Kate and William met as freshmen at the University of St Andrews in January 2001.

However,According to Kate Nicholls, the royal biographer Kate Nicholls says they actually first met when they were playingFor their schools, hockey is played against each other. They wereOnly nine years old

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