The King and Queen Consort wanted Kate Middleton to change the way she spelt her name because there were already too many other members of Royal Family whose names began with a ‘C’. Prince Harry has made the claim in his new controversial memoir Spare.
The Duke of Sussex said his father, then the Prince of Wales, made the request when the now Princess of Wales joined the Royal Family.
According to the Duke, his father felt there were too many names starting with a ‘C’ and it would cause confusion.
This could particularly be the case when it came to the cypers the personal monogram of a member of the Firm.
At the time without any changes Charles, Camilla and Catherine would have all used the single letter ‘C’.
In his memoir, the Duke also claims that the King admired the Princess of Wales’ hair having “often spoken” about how lovely it was, according to an extract in the Daily Mail.
He also mentions that the King and his grandmother the late Queen Elizabeth liked “women with their hair down” as well as minimal make up.
According to the Duke, Meghan Markle emulated this look when she went to meet her future father and mother-in-law at Clarence House.
In the book he recalls that they ate crumpets with marmite and salmon sandwiches.
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