Prince William and Kate: a Royal romance ...
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20 September 2005Exciting, eh?
EXCLUSIVE: WILLS LOVES KATE: IT'S OFFICIAL
Prince and his girlfriend to 'come out' on first public date
By Nathan Yates, Royal Correspondent
PRINCE William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton are to step out together at an official public occasion for the first time.
They are planning to "come out" as a couple after becoming frustrated with the secrecy surrounding their relationship.
Here's some more from this morning's Mirror.
A Clarence House insider said last night: "William has grown weary of the cloak-and-dagger operation surrounding his girlfriend.Aaaaaaaah, eh?
"He wants her to be acknowledged as an important part of his life. He is planning to appear in public with her as a statement of intent and commitment to her.
He has lost patience with his girlfriend being kept hidden, as if the family is ashamed of her.
Then there's this from this morning's Mail.
Is Kate getting ready to join the Firm?Starting to sound sort of serious, eh?
by REBECCA ENGLISH,
Daily Mail 08:49am - 20th September 2005
Kate Middleton: joining the Queen's 'Firm'?
Prince William's girlfriend has had a series of private meetings with the Queen, it has been revealed.
They include two intimate dinners in recent months - raising speculation that Kate Middleton, 23, is being groomed to join the Royal Family.
Sources say the Queen, who is very fond of her grandson, has developed a 'warm and relaxed' relationship with his girlfriend, regarded in court circles as a future royal bride.
'The fact that Kate has met with the Queen several times and has dined with her privately should not be underestimated,' an official said.
'The Queen takes a loving interest in her grandson and heir and she is delighted he is so happy with Kate.
Okay, okay -- I know. I'm a terrible tease.
So grab a glimpse of this -- then I'll let you loose on the links below.
The claims about her meetings with the Queen come after the Mail revealed she had been secretly receiving media training with senior Clarence House officials.
William is said to be keen for her to be well prepared for the inevitable onslaught of press attention. One of the key lessons has been on how to handle the photographers who have started to follow her.
The Palace's approach shows courtiers have learned from the mistakes of the past.
Other royal newcomers - notably William's mother Diana - have complained about a lack of guidance.