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Kate Middleton is said to be taking lessons in royal etiquette so what will she be learning? As Kate Middleton prepares to become Princess Catherine, there’s a lot more for her to worry about than what Pippa’s got lined up for the hen night. Because once all the fuss and flag-waving has died down, and she embarks on her new regime of duties — starting with a royal visit to Canada at the end of June, any gaps in her knowledge of etiquette and protocol are set to be ruthlessly exposed. That’s why she’s allegedly being trained up by experts in everything from how to greet foreign dignitaries to the correct method of eating a grape.
After all, Kate is posh, but she’s not aristocracy — and none of this will come naturally to her. As a fellow commoner, I am equally un-trained when it comes to deportment, curtseying, banqueting and handling servants. So in a bid to understand just what Kate’s up against, I booked in for Princess lessons with etiquette expert Jean Broke-Smith. I’ve trained all Prince William’s girlfriends.
She seems a nice enough girl,’ Jean observes. But she will have to learn to be a princess. My own ancestry involves Russian egg-importers and Mancunian tobacconists. I suspect I’m going to find this a challenge. It’s a way of life for him,’ Jean says. Kate, however, will have to concentrate hard to avoid making a faux pas.