A few more articles excerpts, but they are worth the read.On Kate drinking
I think she's an awful lot of fun, and she can drink Prince William under the table," Nicholl told "Early Show" co-anchor Erica Hill Wednesday. "I've been at nightclubs with her where I've seen her (drinking with William) and do shot after shot, and she's the one (left) standing and William is the one who's looking totally out of it. So, she's quite a partier. I know people think she is very demure and a bit of a wallflower, which she is. But I've always said, don't underestimate this girl. There's a lot to her.http://www.cbsnews.com/ne...-william-under-the-table/I blame Charles for break-up
"But she is a lot of fun, and I think she has a reputation being a bit of a Plain Jane. And there's just a lot more to her. Here in England, we haven't seen that much of her. That press conference (with Prince William) at St. James's Palace yesterday was the first time that we've heard her speak, that we've seen her picture, that we've seen her take the stage. … I think she did an amazing job.
says Kate April 2007
Prince William's ex-girlfriend Kate Middleton told work colleagues the split "was because of his daddy".http://www.dailymail.co.u...rles-break-says-Kate.htmlBelle Robinson gives an insight into Kate working for her including how she got the job.
She genuinely wanted a job but she needed an element of flexibility to continue the relationship with a very high-profile man and a life that she can't dictate. She's going to be dictated to when she's needed and not needed."http://www.standard.co.uk...in-at-jigsaw-6922185.html
Despite what many people believe, Belle says Kate got no official support: "Only if she were a fiancée would she get support. She said she can turn to William's press guy if there's a political problem with the press, but only if it's serious."
March 10 2007 Prince William has a very savvy young lady...
(This one is a must read)
And Kate's fresh-faced looks have, lately, been completed by a subtle change in her dress style, from fitted jackets, pressed shirts and floral skirts to sexy wrap dresses, designer gowns and fishnet tights.http://www.dailymail.co.u...-lady-.html#ixzz1RU3lCc1uWilliam and Kate are on the rocks...
She's also traded up in the transport stakes. Public transport is about to be swopped for a soon-to-be-delivered, "cut-price" £23,000 Audi, the make preferred by Prince William and his family. Friends say she approached the German car maker herself after receiving rave reviews about Audi from William and Harry (they both drive Audis).
The sporty hatchback is said to be just one of a number of gifts Kate has accepted. Among them is the latest £1,000 Burberry Manor bag and another by designer Melissa del Bono (worth at least £300).
It has been said, doubtless mischievously, that Carole encouraged Kate in her relationship with William, persuading her to switch from another university to St Andrews once it was known he was to study there, and to enrol on the same history of art course (William later switched to geography).
Fast-forward to 2004, and one newspaper headline which read: Prince Tells His Student Girlfriend He Wants A Trial Separation After Rows About Their Future.
In fact, it was Kate who "dumped" William, according to the source. Her "decision" followed a black-tie ball where William reportedly ignored Kate by chatting all night to society heiress Isabella Calthorpe. The "dumping", apparently, lasted little more than a month.
"William has a reputation for having a wandering eye, and this was Kate's way of keeping him under control, but she would never let him go," says the source.
Another added: "When I have photographed her outside her home, she comes out and she says things like "I hope you haven't been waiting too long", and "I hope you are not cold".
He has been unhappy in the relationship for a while, but the last thing he wants is a high-profile split in the crucial months leading up to his finals.http://www.dailymail.co.u.../William-Kate-rocks-.html
"Although he thinks the world of Kate he has confided to at least one of his best friends that things have been getting a little boring and he thinks that they are better suited as friends."
According to members of the Prince's inner circle, cracks started to appear in the relationship in September when William and six of his friends took their boys-only sailing holiday in Greece.
The group hired an all-female crew, which is said to have upset Kate, who was told she was not welcome on the cruise.
"William had a great holiday with the boys," said the source. "There was a lot of drinking and a lot of fun. It was Wills's idea to request an all-female crew.
"During the summer he was moaning to his friends about how claustrophobic he was feeling in his relationship with Kate.
"He had specifically said when he planned the trip that it was to be a boys-only holiday and Kate was not invited.
"Kate is a lovely girl but quite normal almost to the point of being square, and the truth is that although William gives the impression of being shy, he likes the company of racy and outgoing girls."
A friend described it as a typical student existence: "They were just like any other couple, and spent most of the time sarcastically teasing each other. Once, they were watching a quiz show and Kate wasn't able to answer an easy question. William started to imitate her, answering the question as if he were very stupid."http://www.telegraph.co.u...wait-be-over-at-last.html
Not everyone is complimentary about Prince William, however. "He's hardly the brightest bloke around. If he wasn't who he is, he'd be hard pressed to get a job at Foxtons [estate agents]," said one acquaintance. A school friend also stated: "William's a great bloke, but he does occasionally like to play king." But luckily most people agree on what a grounded and decent young man he is.
(^William's such a gentleman
William, who is back in army training today at a camp in Dorset, began acting as a single man after Kate revealed her devastation that an expected announcement of their engagement never came in February.http://www.standard.co.uk...-other-women-7085997.html
"As far as she was concerned, it wasn't a question of 'if ', just 'when'," said a friend. "She openly admitted that she expected a formal announcement to be made by Clarence House."
However William, 24, had made clear to those close to him that while he was extremely fond of Kate, he never thought of her as "the one". He was, he said, too young to settle down and wanted to throw himself into his career as an Army officer. "All the fun has gone," he complained. "I don't want to be nailed down"
While the Queen and Prince Charles, both of whom are said to like Kate immensely, are said to be sad but supportive of William's decision, Prince Harry is known to have had sympathy with those of William's friends who dubbed Kate "the limpet".
"Harry has always felt Kate enjoyed her fame-byassociation a little too much, unlike his own girlfriend, Chelsy," said a source.
"When she met William, Kate had few friends of her own. Since then, she has become incredibly self-aware and has even managed to bag herself a cut-price Audi thanks to her royal links - at the same time as professing that she wants to be treated as an ordinary working girl."
Miss Middleton is said to be anxious to prove she is not sitting round 'waiting for William to click his fingers', as senior Royal sources have recently claimed.http://www.dailymail.co.u...-tumble-roller-disco.html