The Queen called Kate Middleton ‘unacceptable’ before her engagement to Prince William, royal biographer claims

Before Prince William popped the question to his university sweetheart, the Queen is said to have had a few concerns – mainly over Kate’s lack of a job.

According to 2011 book “The Making of a Royal Romance” by Katie Nicholl, the Queen wanted Prince William to hold back on proposing to Kate until she had established a career.

Katie wrote: “Privately she [the Queen] had grave concerns and believed that Kate needed to have a job and an identity in her own right before an engagement was announced.

“She [the Queen] is one of the hardest working royals, despite her age, and that a future member of the royal family was without a full-time job was unacceptable to her.”

A source told the royal guru: “Swanning from one five-star holiday resort to another is not the prerequisite for a young woman possibly destined to be Queen.”


After meeting at St Andrews, Prince William and Kate dated for a number of years after their studies.

Kate went on to do some work for fashion house Jigsaw, and with her family’s business, Party Pieces, whereas Prince William went on to follow a military career.

The Queen is said to have advised Kate to get involved with some charities, and she started working for Starlight, who help terminally ill children.

In 2007, the couple did have a brief split, but reunited shortly after and ended up tying the knot in 2011.

Camilla Parker-Bowles is said to have wanted Prince Charles’ eldest son to break up with "pretty but dim" Kate, partly because of her “lowly” roots.


Speaking about their mutually agreed break-up in their engagement interview before their wedding, they admitted it was for the best.

William said: "We were both very young, it was at university and we were both finding ourselves and being different characters and stuff.

"It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up."

The couple have now welcomed Prince George, five, Prince Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, seven months, into the world.

The family live in the plush Apartment 1A residence at Kensington Palace which has a gym, grand piano and lift to the staff quarters.

Recently, we told you Meghan Markle ‘won’t spend Christmas morning with Prince Harry’ as royal men traditionally have breakfast in a separate room.

Meghan Markle vowed to ‘take a risk’ and ‘live a life less stifled’ 18 months before she dated Prince Harry. 

And this is how Meghan Markle’s British Fashion Awards bracelets were a subtle nod to her close bond with Prince Charles.

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