Kate Middleton’s life is a lot like a modern-day fairy tale. She was in an on-again, off-again relationship with Prince William for nearly a decade before the two tied the knot in 2011. Kate and William met when they were both students at the University of St. Andrews. They started dating in 2003, but two years later, Middleton complained to her lawyers that she was being harassed by the media, even though she didn’t think she was doing anything to warrant all the attention. After all, she was only dating a real-life prince. In 2007, the couple split, but soon decided to get back together.
Kate Middleton is the daughter of former flight dispatcher and flight attendant, so her life and her husband’s life couldn’t have been more different. However, she and her prince decided that they wanted to merge their lives, and their wedding was a televised event around the world. Of course, with this much publicity, Kate Middleton is bound to be the subject of lots of media attention—some positive, some negative. William and Kate, who are officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, now have two children, and there are several rumors surrounding the children as well. For the most part, Kate Middleton seems like a pleasant public figure who dresses well and comes from a “normal” family. So, why all the rumors? We’re guessing they keep the public interested. Here are 12 of the most outrageous stories about Kate Middleton.
12. Middleton Was Having Twins
When Kate Middleton was pregnant with her first child, George Alexander Louis, there were rumors swirling around that she was having twins. The rumor wasn’t too far-fetched, since twins run in both Kate and William’s families. Middleton didn’t really speak on the rumors, and tabloids followed her relentlessly, commenting on how big (or small) she was. As if being pregnant wasn’t enough of a major life change, Kate had to deal with speculations that she wasn’t “doing it right,” which can be pretty stressful. A statement from St. James Palace was released while these “allegations” were going around, simply stating that the royal couple were having “a baby,” indicated that there was only one bun in the oven.
11. She’s “Defying” The Queen
There are several rumors circulating, that Kate Middleton is going against royal tradition and defying Queen Elizabeth by making her own decisions about where she wants to live and raise her family. She’s been living outside of the royal family’s preferred residences, and has even skipped out on royal engagements because she wants to have an actual say in her own life, which would be harmless if she weren’t actually part of the royal family. There are also rumors that instead of deferring to the Queen when making major life decisions, she follows her mother Carole Middleton’s, advice more often.
10. Kate and William Don’t Care Much for Prince Charles
Prince William’s father, Prince Charles, has been a pretty polarizing figure in the media for quite some time. When Princess Diana was alive, he cheated on her multiple times. The couple divorced a year before Princess Diana was killed in a car accident. Later, Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles. Perhaps his sordid history is the reason why Kate and her mom aren’t letting Grandpa Charles have much to do with young George’s schedule. Looks like Prince William, who reportedly isn’t too fond of his father, doesn’t have much of a problem with this. The Daily Beast asserts that Prince Charles is hurt by this, but William and Kate believe it’s best for the children.
9. Kate Is Losing Weight Due To Stress
Some are saying that Kate’s thin figure is the result of trying to live up to the pressure of being part of the royal family. Rumors about Middleton not getting along with Queen Elizabeth, because the two differ on opinions about raising Kate’s children, are also floating around the media. Middleton has been known to go into public parks and retail establishments and behave like a “normal” person. However, the Queen doesn’t approve of her being so comfortable with commoners. Middleton is also under an extreme amount of pressure to look perfect for every public appearance, which means her figure has to always be intact.
8. Kate Has Had Lots of Plastic Surgery
In many cases, rumors about a celebrity’s plastic surgery are a sign that he/she is truly popular. People have been saying for years that the Duchess of Cambridge had some work done. An unnamed source told OK! Magazine that Kate Middleton has had a breast lift, since her cleavage was starting to sag after the birth of her children. The same source also asserted that Kate has had two nose jobs. Of course, it can be pretty difficult to prove this, and there’s a good chance that the royal family isn’t going to release a statement confirming or denying these rumors.
7. Kate Is Adopting a Baby From Africa
This isn’t a bad rumor, but it’s probably not true. It was reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had dinner with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in July 2015, and the Hollywood couple allegedly inspired the royal couple to adopt a child. According to The Globe, a source said that Kate Middleton was in almost crying when Angelina told her how rewarding it was to rescue children who have been living in war zones. The source also said that Kate wanted to make a difference after hearing about all the children in orphanages looking for a safe and secure home.
6. Kate Is An Overprotective Mother
Middleton has earned the nickname of “the invisible princess” because she rarely shows up at royal events and fancy social gatherings. This has led many to believe that she wants to be a hands-on mom and control every aspect of her children’s lives. It’s been reported that she’s only been seen in public a few times this summer. If she’s spending quality time with her children and creating a comfortable home environment for them, is that really such a bad thing? Other sources say that the reason Kate is so protective of her kids and prefers to be out of the spotlight is because she doesn’t want to end up like her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
5. Kate Pole Dances To Stay In Shape
It may or may not be true that the Duchess of Cambridge is a pole dancer (for the purpose of staying fit), but it’s a pretty interesting rumor nonetheless. A source recently revealed to Star magazine that Kate picked up pole dancing as a joke after giving birth to her son George. The source stated that Middleton was a little nervous about being recognized in the class, so she tried to disguise herself by wearing a scarf. According to the source, Kate loved her new workout and shared a woman should also have some secret talents that she can reveal every now and then.
4. Kate Isn’t Happy Being a Princess
Some reports assert that Kate and her mother Carole, call the shots when it comes to how the Duke and Duchess run their family affairs. Apparently, the Middleton’s want to raise George and Charlotte to have middle class values, which likely include having respect for others and working hard to attain success. While it’s pretty clear that the Middleton’s (Kate included) enjoy the privilege and money that come with being connected to the royal family, however, they also want the royal babies to have a more realistic view of life. Anmer Hall, the extravagant country home where Kate and William live, is certainly lavish. However, Carole Middleton is all for bucking royal conventions, and Kate is allegedly in agreement.
3. Kate’s Mom Is Pressuring Her to Get Pregnant Again
There have been stories circulating around concerning whether or not Middleton will expand her family. According to Inquisitr, Kate’s mother, Carole, is pressuring her to have another child. Carole asserts that new babies in the royal family have made Middleton’s family look great and increase their social standing in England. The birth of the royal babies has also stimulated the economy in England, and gotten the attention of people around the world. Looks like Kate’s mother is enjoying the fame and prestige that comes with being the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the fact that Kate had such difficult pregnancies should make her mom a little more sensitive.
2. Kate’s Having a Third Baby
One of the most recent rumors about Kate Middleton is that she’s having baby number three. After having her son, George and a daughter named Charlotte, there have been reports that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child. Other reports have confirmed that this is not the case. The rumor mills asserted that Middleton was pregnant just four months after giving birth to Charlotte. Tabloids also asserted that Kate didn’t want to be photographed because she wasn’t ready to reveal her pregnancy. However, a source for the royal family told Gossip Cop that the news of Middleton’s third child was “rubbish.” So, there you have it.
1. Kate Wants Another Child; Prince William Doesn’t
There are also rumors that Middleton’s husband, Prince William, is not on board with the idea of Kate having another baby. This may have a lot to do with the fact that the Duchess of Cambridge had two very difficult pregnancies. She suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, which caused her to be bedridden for much of the time she was pregnant. The condition can also be debilitating, but sources are saying that Middleton is preparing to go through the difficulties of carrying a child again. A source also claims that the prince isn’t on board with baby number three because he doesn’t want to deal with the severe postpartum depression that has come after each of Kate’s pregnancies. Apparently, Middleton had a plan to have three children by the time she was 35, and she wants to stick to it (she’s currently 32). Prince Charles’ cousin, India Hicks, even asserted that baby Charlotte would not be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s last child. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.