Did Kate Middleton Ask To Be Called 'Catherine' Years Before Prince William Even Proposed?

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Kate Middleton was reportedly preparing for her royal title way ahead of time. Prince William didn't pop the question to his longtime love until 2010, but a recently-resurfaced Sunday Express column from 2008 claimed that the now-Duchess of Cambridge wanted to adopt a more "dignified" moniker in anticipation of officially joining the royal family. Royal expert Daniela Elsner claims that Kate even asked friends to call her "Catherine" in a "gentle" and "very jokey" email which left them "a little surprised."

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