Kate Middleton's Friend Claims She Never Wanted Fame, Just A 'House In The Countryside'

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A friend of Kate Middleton's is claiming that she never wanted the fame that comes with being a member of the royal family, and simply wanted a 'house in the countryside'. Which, to be clear, she also got. It's called Anmer Hall and it's extremely fancy. 

'All Catherine ever wanted was a house in the countryside, loads of kids, dogs and an AGA [edit note: this is a type of stove that costs over £14,000],' a friend of Duchess Kate's tells The Sun. 'She wasn’t interested in having a big job or becoming famous.'

'Family life is incredibly important to her, and motherhood has been the making of her,' the friend added. 'Now that she feels she’s achieved that, there’s time to turn to her public role and what she wants to achieve there.'

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Photo credit: Chris Radburn - PA Images - Getty Images

Middleton met Prince William while they were in University, and the pair dated (and broke up...and then got back together again) for several years before William proposed with his mother Princess Diana's engagement ring. 

Watch: Prince William Reportedly "Flies Off the Handle" When Anyone Criticizes Kate Middleton

The couple obviously went on to have three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, and keep their private life pretty, well, private. While Kate and William make plenty of royal appearances, the kids are kept relatively out of the spotlight save for the occasional event or family photo—like their recently-released Christmas portrait.

Kate and William also spend more and more time away from Kensington Palace, their base in London, and at their country home—so it looks like Kate's dreams came true. 

Watch: Kate Middleton and Prince William Shared a Rare PDA-Filled Photo on New Year's Eve

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