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The Sweet Nickname Duchess Kate Went By At School

Kate Middleton certainly has no shortage of grand titles as Duchess of Cambridge and future Queen Consort, her old nickname though is definitely more adorable.

Kate attended St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne, Berkshire, from 1986 to 1995 alongside her sister Pippa, while they’re on a school visit in 2012 she revealed her old nickname.

While chatting about school pets with the kids at St. Andrew’s Kate revealed her old alias and a very interesting heir of the said nickname.

“There was one called Pip and one called Squeak because my sister was called Pippa and I was Squeak,” she clarified.

Kate, of course, isn’t the only royal who’s gone by a different name.

Prince William and Kate’s eldest, Prince George goes by the name George Cambridge while at school, his surname stems from his father’s title as is a tradition among royals.

The nickname used at home for the young prince is much cuter and has had an eventful evolution.

Shortly after he was born it was revealed that William and Kate have taken to calling him PG, a shortened version of Prince George.

Eventually, the nickname evolved to include Tips, as in PG Tips after the famous teabag brand. It was then tweaked to just Tips.

The Duke of Cambridge’s old school nickname, however, was much less glamorous and more practical.

When Prince William attended St. Andrew’s University he did officially enrol as William Wales, but he adopted a new name so he could stay under the radar – that name was Steve.

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