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Why do people call the Duchess of Cambridge “Kate”?

2 days ago   |   By Royal Central

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. Perhaps one of the most famous women in the world. You may know her as the Duchess of Cambridge but chances are you probably refer to her as “Kate.” While her legal name is “Catherine” and that's how she signs official documents, why has her nickname stayed?
One reason some may still call her Kate is because it's what the public knows. Over the years as Kate made headlines, it was the name one always saw in the tabloids. Middleton met Prince William when the two were studying at St. Andrew's University in Scotland. A true “fairy-tale” romance as Middleton did...
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