Kate Middleton 'asked to spell name differently' by Charles and Camilla

The Princess of Wales was reportedly asked to alter the spelling of her name due to a clash with King Charles and Queen Camilla. In her role, the princess is one of the most globally recognisable women and is widely known by her nickname Kate.

However, her real name is Catherine, which is how nearly all members of the Royal Family, including her husband Prince William, refer to her. But it seems her real name once appeared to cause a clash with her father-in-law King Charles and his wife Queen Camilla - and according to Prince Harry, there was even a suggestion by the pair that she should change her moniker's spelling.

In his explosive memoir Spare, Harry revealed that the King and Queen wanted Kate to spell her real name Catherine with a K instead of a C. This was because there were already two Royal cyphers with the letter C in them - and they didn't want another.

The Princess' real name is Catherine and she was reportedly asked to change the spelling -Credit:2022 Getty Images

Harry wrote 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 the moment he and William learned of the proposal, Harry added: "I turned to Willy, gave him a look that said 'You listening to this? ' His face was blank."

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

Charles and Kate
The Princess is very close with her father-in-law -Credit:Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Following 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!.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Prince and Princess of Wales will be "relieved" by the news, according to the expert -Credit:Samir Hussein/WireImage

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."