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So why do we call her Kate Middleton and not the Duchess of Cambridge?

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So why do we call her Kate Middleton and not the Duchess of Cambridge?

By: Guest Blogger
[caption id="attachment_3174" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge. Photo courtesy of Keystone Press."] [/caption] We have a reader, who may or may not reveal herself in these comments, that reminds us rather politely that the beautiful lady in this photo is a married woman by the name of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. And emphatically not Kate Middleton, which is what we usual call her in our headlines. We sometimes do call her by her title, just not in the headlines. So why do we insist on calling her Kate Middleton and not Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge? Here's the thing. Very frankly, people are searching for "Kate Middleton" (just try Googling a recently trending search term like "Kate Middleton grey hair" for yourself) and we want our blog posts, which we invest time and energy and love into, to be read. It's quite as simple as that; no disrespect is intended. Canadian Living Moms is in respectable company, too. The Guardian, Times, and Telegraph, all newspapers out of the UK that are not nasty tabloid rags, also call her Kate Middleton.  This is not some ignoramus North American invention, we promise. Here are some recent examples from the overseas press: From July 2013: The Guardian, " Welcome, Kate Middleton, to Planet Baby…" From November, 2013, The Telegraph, " Kate Middleton's Fashion Hits and Misses in Pictures." From November, 2013, Times, " Kate Middleton on target list found in phone-hacking raid." If you glance at these dates, you'll see that the UK press is still calling her by her maiden "nickname" as of this writing. And we will continue to do so, too. Yet make no mistake about it, we love us some Kate Middleton, in fact, here are 4 of the simplest reasons we adore the Duchess of Cambridge. And watch this: Just for fun, here's a silly photo mash-up of what it would be like if Catherine had married Prince Harry. -Helen
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