Five Things You Might Not Know About Kate Middleton

Prince William’s longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton surprised us this week in a pair of yellow short-shorts and sequined halter top she wore to an ’80s-themed charity event she co-hosted. Typically, the 26-year-old wears dresses or suits of which the Queen would approve. What else don’t we know about her?

  • Madame Tussauds has already started making a wax replica of her — so it will be ready when she and Prince William get married. The rumor-mill says they’ll be engaged around Christmas and married next year. Talk about pressure. No wonder Wills is losing his hair.
  • Middleton wears a lot of Issa, a line by London-based Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel that is a favorite of Princesses Beatrice and Eugene.
  • In addition to Kate, others have a lot riding on her possible engagement to the Prince. Birchcroft China is producing a set of four thimbles featuring her face. If she and Wills break up, this company is screwed.
  • Her full name is Catherine Elizabeth Middleton — so why doesn’t she spell her name “Cate”?
  • Sadly, Kate will never be Great Britain’s ruler. Only Protestant descendants of Princess Sophia are eligible to succeed.