Heritage

Duchess Kate Reveals That She and Pippa Had Some Rather Unusual Nicknames at School

Long before she was Duchess Kate, she had a seriously adorable nickname.
IMAGE GETTY
Comments

If it's not the fact the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sit down on the sofa most nights to catch up on Game of Thrones and Homeland that makes us feel like they might be quite like us after all, then it's the royals' love for a takeaway curry–picked up by their staff, of course–and the image of Wills kicking it back in a tracksuit, checking up on Football Manager on his iPhone while Kate gives herself a manicure while watching Love Island.

And in the endless list of secrets we love to learn about the Monarchy, we're surprised to find out that we had no knowledge of Duchess Kate's odd moniker at school.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Of course, while the world might call the Duchess of Cambridge by the nickname 'Kate,' her birth name is, in fact, Catherine.

However, during a trip to her old school St Andrews, in Pangbourne, Berkshire, in 2012, the 35-year-old mother-of-two admitted she used to be known by the name 'Squeak' among her classmates.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The Mirror reported the Duchess told pupils, 'Squeak' was also the name of the school's guinea pig.

"There was one called Pip and one called Squeak, so my sister was called Pip and I was Squeak," she revealed.


Now, with current titles including Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Strathearn, Countess of Strathearn, and Lady Carrickfergus, and even Princess William of Wales, we wouldn't blame her for wanting to be called 'squeak' once in a while.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Katie O'Malley
View Other Articles From Katie O'Malley
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
During the trip, the royal couple will make a historic visit to Cuba.
 
Share
In a world of cramped seats and incessant delays, these are the airlines worth flying.
 
Share
Don't leave without trying at least one of these iconic dining establishments.
 
Share
Town&Country managing editor Nicole Limos and PGATECH president Mark Morales share some wedding planning tips and details about their Makati wedding and reception.
 
Share
The prince’s solicitor reportedly sent a letter to various press organizations who ran the photographs "highlighting his reasonable expectation to privacy."
 
Share
He attended 10-month-old's private christening ceremony this weekend alongside his wife Meghan, his grandmother the Queen, and his aunt Princess Anne.
 
Share
Tom Cunanan, Margarita Manzke, and Sheldon Simeon were each nominated in three different categories.
 
Share
These soon-to-be It bags feature a whole lot of logos and warm tones.
 
Share
It's time to expand your palate to the other great whiskeys of the world.
 
Share
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US