• Princess Kate remains Kate Middleton forever for many
  • That is why her maiden name is still used instead of her title

Even years after her wedding to Prince William (41), Princess Kate (42) is often referred to as Kate Middleton. But why is it that the world can't seem to get rid of her maiden name?

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That's why Princess Kate is still often called Kate Middleton

Megan Boyle, a PR expert and head of digital PR at TAL Agency, told 'Express.co.uk' the reasons behind this ongoing phenomenon.

"Ultimately, we've always known Kate Middleton as Kate Middleton, and sometimes it's hard to break the habit," Boyle explained. She emphasized that the relationship between Kate and William has the appeal of a fairy tale for many: from the engagement to the wedding with a real prince, which makes people feel as if something similar could happen to them.

Kate and William tied the knot in Westminster Abbey in April 2011. They first met at the University of St. Andrews in 2001 and now have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

In January, the Princess of Wales had to undergo planned abdominal surgery and then took a break from her royal duties. At the end of March 2024, she announced in an emotional video message that she had cancer.

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