It seems like everyone has a nickname for the Duchess of Cambridge. While her real name is Catherine, most like to call her “Kate.” If you’re Prince Harry, you might refer to your sister-in-law as “Cath,” or as the media once teasingly named her, “Waity Katie” after she and Prince William kept us guessing during an eight-year-long dating stint.
According to the Mirror, the Duchess has revealed another nickname — one that was long buried until now.
During a 2012 visit to her old school St. Andrew’s in Berkshire, Kate told students that she used to be known as “Squeak” — after one of the school’s guinea pigs.
Unlike Kate, her sister Pippa had a pretty normal nickname: Pip.
“There was one [guinea pig] called Pip and one called Squeak, so my sister was called Pip and I was Squeak,” the Duchess revealed.
As far as embarrassing nicknames go, Squeak isn’t so bad — but for a young woman approaching royalty, a guinea pig’s namesake isn’t exactly regal.
Who would have guessed that Catherine “Squeak” Middleton would become the world renowned figure she is today? Perhaps Pip did.