Kate Middleton was left feeling ‘isolated and abandoned’ in the Royal Family after becoming concerned she would fail to fit into Prince William’s aristocratic circle.
According to a 2007 reports by the Daily Mirror, the issues stemmed from Palace officials and Prince William’s friends making “snobby jibes” about Carole Middleton, Kate’s mum.
Carole was a former air-stewardess before starting her own company and becoming a self-made millionaire.
However, the report by royal correspondent Vanessa Allen, claims William’s friends would “ridicule” Carole’s former career by sneeringly whispering "doors to manual" when Kate was not around.
Courtiers also voiced that Kate was unsuitable for William as her mother did not speak eloquently enough.
Ms Allen quoted a royal insider as saying: “She [Carole] is pushy.
“Rather twee and incredibly middle-class.
“She uses words such as ‘pleased to meet you’, ‘toilet’, and ‘pardon’.”
Kate apparently tried to laugh off the jibes, but became increasingly isolated and driven away from William.
The report explains: “Pals say she felt increasingly isolated and abandoned at realising she would never be accepted by William’s aristocratic circle, which includes well-heeled chums such as Guy Pelly and William van Cutsem.
“The down-to-earth Prince, 24, enjoyed relaxing informally with her at her family’s £1million five-bedroom house near Newbury, Berkshire, where Carole lives with former pilot husband Michael.
“But he could not get away from the fact his future mother-in-law was looked down upon in senior royal circles."
Less than a month after the reports came out in 2001, William and Kate went through a break-up.
William reportedly started feeling “claustrophobic” in the relationship, yet the split only lasted a few months before the couple reconciled by July 2007.
These days it is said that the Duke of Cambridge is very close to Kate’s side of the family.
He reportedly called them “mum” and “dad” and has enjoyed going on holiday together.
Michael and Carole have also joined their daughter, their son-in law and grandchildren on the private Caribbean island of Mustique before.
William has also taken the opportunity to invite them to many royal events, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Royal Ascot.
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