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to think it is about time the world realised that it is not Kate MIDDLETON?

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DayToDayShit Wed 13-Feb-13 18:10:44

She has been married for almost 2 years.

I suppose its like everyone calling Princess Diana, Lady Di for about 20 years.

twinklestar2 Thu 14-Feb-13 22:36:55

I would like it if everyone in my family had different surnames...

willesden Thu 14-Feb-13 20:55:52

She is Catherine Cambridge. But it will take the tabloids about 20 years to catch up. Stop reading them. They are clearly winding you up.

twinklestar2 Thu 14-Feb-13 20:35:58

If you believe what the papers say then she's a stuck up cow who would like to be referred to as the Duchess of Cambridge at all times!

sarahtigh Thu 14-Feb-13 12:42:19

the Queen Mother was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon the surname of the Earl of Strathmore who was her father, Glamis was one their properties, they had others

nickelbabe Thu 14-Feb-13 12:30:15

before her wedding she said "i'm still very much Kate"

i can't imagine she'd feel that different afterwards: I didn't.

the link takes you to the official website, where she's referred to as the Duchess of Cambridge, but it doesn't say what she chooses to be called.

Justforlaughs Thu 14-Feb-13 11:49:57

I have a feeling that she did in fact complain about the media refering to her as Kate Middleton, but the newspaper who printed the fact didn't print how she would like to be named. I'm also pretty sure that she has always been Catherine rather than Kate, but maybe that helps her separate her own, private sense of self from most of the drivel that the media prints.
(Maybe I'm thinking about this too much, grin)

stretto Thu 14-Feb-13 11:25:29

Apologies if this has been said already, but we talk about Ann Boleyn, Catherine Parr, Catherine Howard, Elizabeth Woodville etc - all queen consorts rather than born royals. The Queen Mother I think was Elizabeth of Glamis. Like Diana she was an aristocrat and child of an Earl , rather than a commoner. Surely it makes sense to refer to Kate Middleton.

They are a tedious bunch of pantomime characters anyway....

nickelbabe Thu 14-Feb-13 10:57:53

no, i don't think she did.

so we must assume that she's keeping her name.

and her normal name is Kate, even though her birth certificate name is Catherine.

heidihole Thu 14-Feb-13 10:43:40

I don't think she made an announcement when she married that she would be dropping her maiden name? Neither did I but the bloody in laws assume it anyway despite being told 100 times!

nickelbabe Thu 14-Feb-13 10:06:59

no, the Queen is Elizabeth Windsor when she gives a surname.

Yellowtip Thu 14-Feb-13 07:46:25

Stuart? Are you joking!!!! This shower are small town usurpers!!!! Of course they couldn't use Stuart shock.

saladcreamwitheverything Thu 14-Feb-13 02:33:28



saladcreamwitheverything Thu 14-Feb-13 02:29:52

Does it really matter? My son has my maiden name as his middle name. X Middleton-Windsor, or Windsor-Middleton and/or all the other permuatations will always be known as X, assuming he/she will be King or Queen one day. I will PMSL though if they call it Lexi or Alfie.

sashh Thu 14-Feb-13 02:16:11

Did the Queen stop being Elizabeth Windsor when she got married?

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 14-Feb-13 00:42:54

I think that when they were casting about for a British surname/house of during WWI, they should have just gone back to the last British surname: Stewart/Stuart. It also has the nice touch of being an occupational surname, like Carpenter or Cooper.

KobayashiMaru Wed 13-Feb-13 23:52:15

Saxe-Coburg_Gotha is no more the true roots than any other past name attached to the royal family, and would be incorrect even without the 1917 official change to Windsor, since following patrilineal naming practices their name would be Mountbatten (or if you want to be really picky, Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gluckstein, which was Phillip's original nominal).

Mrcrumpswife Wed 13-Feb-13 23:31:05

Our ridiculous Royals seem to make up the rules of their names as it suits them. I think Kate should take on the real name and get back to the true roots of our Royal heritage and embrace it.

Catherine Saxe-Coburg- Gotha has a certain ring to it even if it is a bit of a gobfull!

sleepyhead Wed 13-Feb-13 23:24:52

Anyone can call themselves anything, so long as it's not for nefarious purposes.

She could call herself Chesty LaRue if she likes providing she doesn't use the alias to con old ladies or similar.

simplesusan Wed 13-Feb-13 23:17:17

Does she actually refer to herself as Kate, or was that made up by the media ie "waitey katie?"
Anyway I think Catherine Cambridge is cool.

RedToothBrush Wed 13-Feb-13 23:06:04

She's Kate WhateverYouChoseToCallHerSoThatEveryoneSimplyKnowsWhoYouAreTalkingAbout.

So that could be Kate Middleton. Or Katie RoyalWasteofSpace. Or Kate PappedAgain. Or worse.

It's really not important whether you get it right. Its not as 99.999999% who talk about her, are doing so formally and need to get it right.

twinklestar2 Wed 13-Feb-13 22:53:13

She can be called Princess William of Wales - check Wikipedia grin

Yellowtip Wed 13-Feb-13 22:50:43

I doggedly refer to her as Kate Middleton just to piss her off.

seeker Wed 13-Feb-13 22:47:41

I don't think there's any Debrett type reason why she can't be Catherine (or Kate, if that's !s what she calls herself) Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Is there?

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 13-Feb-13 22:42:41

It seems sometimes they need a surname, but most times they don't.

Morloth Wed 13-Feb-13 22:36:47

As a citizen of the world can I just say I don't give a damn?

I have been married 15 years and my name is the same as it was before I got married.

Why does it matter?

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