Kate’s royal baby gets Mail treatment

Poor royal baby. The Daily Mail devotes no less than its first 13 pages to the news of Kate and William’s  baby – and the poor thing won’t even be born for 6 months!

But then the Mail probably still has much to do to make things up with Kate. It was the  Mail’s Sunday sister that revealed the nickname used in posh circles for Kate and her sister Pippa – the Wisteria Sisters:

‘And according to one well placed source: “Kate and Pippa have already been dubbed the Wisteria Sisters – they’re highly decorative, terribly fragrant and have a ferocious ability to climb.” ‘

This was back in May 2007, just after Kate had split up with Wills.

Robin Lane Fox, the FT’s gardening writer, Oxford history don and dad to Martha Lane Fox, referred to the nickname in his column when he discussed planting two wisteria, named Kate and Pippa, to mark the royal wedding in 2011. So, no knighthood for him either.


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