Kate Middleton's surprising nickname within the Palace has been revealed in royal author Omid Scobie's new bombshell book Endgame, which has been labelled a 'penetrating investigation' into the royal family following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022.
In the book, Omid claims the Princess of Wales was dubbed "Katie Keen" within the Palace because the press office often claims she's "keen to learn" while also hiding that she doesn't participate in many official engagements.
The book reveals that Kate "does not plan to increase her workload for 10-15 years" until her children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, are older. It also reveals that Queen Elizabeth II liked Kate because she believed her to be "coachable" unlike Princess Diana, who was "strong-minded".
"The late Queen, too, would take off blocks of time throughout the year to recharge, but she was also known to carry out at least three hundred engagements annually," Omid writes in the book. "Sources said Kate remains ‘laser focused’ on her duty to the family first, and then the Crown."
He continues, "Where other senior royals are out and about several times a week, meeting people across the length and breadth of the country, Kate has long maintained a smaller work schedule that helped her check off the required royal boxes while saving time for her roles as a mother and a wife."
However, the author says it was different when Meghan Markle was a senior member of the royal family, saying she was the "star of the show" and the "new Diana", and her role was "far less about fashion choices and more about her work".
Omid adds that Meghan and Prince Harry, who were "modern" royals, made Prince William and Kate "look a little dull".
He also writes that Kate and Meghan had "nothing in common", adding the Princess of Wales was "uninterested" in forming any kind of bond with her sister-in-law as she "wasn't a fan".
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