King Charles and Camilla requested Kate Middleton 'spell name differently'

The Princess of Wales was reportedly asked to change the spelling of her name -Credit:Getty

Kate Middleton was reportedly asked by King Charles and Queen Camilla to change the spelling of her name due to a potential conflict with the pair, according to Prince Harry's memoir.

Known worldwide as Kate, her real name is Catherine, which is how most members of the Royal Family, including her husband Prince William, address her.

However, it seems her real name once caused a stir with her father-in-law King Charles and his wife Queen Camilla, reports OK!.

Prince Harry even claimed he suggested she should alter the spelling of her name.

In his tell-all memoir 'Spare', Harry revealed that the King and Queen suggested that Kate should spell her real name Catherine with a K instead of a C as there were already two Royal cyphers with the letter C - Charles and Camilla - and they didn't want another one.

The expert says the King will "feel pain" for his daughter-in-law -Credit:2022 Getty Images

Harry penned in 'Spare': "There were already two royal cyphers with a C and a crown above: Charles and Camilla. It would be too confusing to have another. Make it Katherine with a K, they suggested."

"I wondered now what came of that suggestion."

Recalling when he and William heard about the proposal, Harry added: "I turned to Willy, gave him a look that said 'You listening to this? ' His face was blank."

Despite their requests not being met, it's claimed Kate shares a warm bond with both Charles and Camilla. who recognise the significant influence she can have on the monarchy.

Charles and Kate
Charles and Kate at the James Bond, No Time To Die premiere in 2021 -Credit:Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

After the news that King Charles is returning to public-facing official duties in the near future, a leading Royal expert revealed why this will not only be a boost for him and Queen Camilla, but also for other key senior royals such as The Prince and Princess of Wales.

"This news will be a great relief for William to have his father not only back in health, but also in action relieving some of the pressure on the Prince to be out and about when he has his own young family and wife to take care of," former BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond exclusively told OK!

Jennie adds: "As for Kate, The King's news will come as a huge relief. Not only because she has great affection for her father-in-law, but because it relieves the pressure on her and on William."

"With the King back in action, albeit not a full diary, she can feel more relaxed about a protracted absence from the public arena, and William can feel less anxious about taking time off when he needs to be with his wife and family."

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