Kate Middleton 'Doesn't Need Etiquette Instruction,' Wife Of Duchess Of Cambridge's Mentor Reveals


Kate Middleton has a natural poise and doesn't need any help adjusting to royal life, the wife of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 'mentor' Sir David Manning has revealed.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been pretty much left to her own devices when it comes to royal etiquette, Lady Manning has insisted, with lessons learned by the experiences of the late Princess of Wales, Prince William's mother, when she joined the royal family.

"Contrary to popular belief, the Duchess doesn't need any help in that department at all," Lady Manning told the Daily Mail's Richard Kay. "Let me tell you, the Duchess is interested in everything and doesn't need any encouragement or etiquette instruction. She knows what is required all by herself."

Kate Middleton 'Doesn't Need Etiquette Instruction,' Wife Of Duchess Of Cambridge's Mentor RevealsKate Middleton 'Doesn't Need Etiquette Instruction,' Wife Of Duchess Of Cambridge's Mentor Reveals

She's a natural: Kate Middleton and husband Prince William (WENN)

Writer Lady Manning is the wife of Sir David a former ambassador in Washington and Tony Blair's foreign policy adviser during his time in Downing Street. He is considered a mentor to Kate and William, and is an official member of their household following his role as an unpaid advisor to Wills and his brother Harry.

Lady Manning explained of Kate and her husband's friendship: "I've heard it said my husband is instructing her on protocol, but that's wrong. He's a mentor."

Kate may be a natural when it comes to royal etiquette but according to new reports the Duchess and her husband will break with royal protocol when it comes to the birth of their first child.

Prince William will definitely be in the room when the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth, royal correspondent Robert Jobsen believes. The royal couple are set to welcome their first child in July with Jobsen telling Now magazine he can't imagine the prince being anywhere else than in the hospital with her.

Claiming the likely location for the birth will be St Mary's Hospital in London the royal expert said it's likely William will break with royal tradition to be with his wife during labour. "The location hasn't officially been revealed yet, but it looks likely she'll follow tradition and give birth in the private wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, where William and Prince Harry were both born," he claimed.

"I'm sure he'll be there," he said referring to whether the prince will be present.

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