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FAQ's with Jane 

Q: What got you so interested in Kate?
A: My passion for history led me to the British Royal Family, and from there to Kate and whether she would get her happily ever after. History got me started, but when Kate and William split in 2007, I saw a part of Kate's personality that resonated very much with me. Her quiet, controlled strength won me over from a more general royal watcher to a dedicated fan. See my About page here.

Q: Kate does an awful lot of vacationing and not a lot of work. Don't you think she seems a little lazy?
A: I don't. I think she is doing her primary job quite well, maintaining a stable third generation that will be healthy and strong when the time comes to take the throne. I have argued my position on her work ethic and her job in detail in two posts:

Does Kate Really Work...Enough?

Can Kate Put George Ahead of Job?

Q: Do you think paparazzi photos of Kate are ethical?
A: Absolutely. I love Kate, but when she is out in public, she is fair game. In return, you will never hear me complain about a single expensive getaway. Her money is hers to spend, both for recreation and as a means to find privacy from the long lens. An old post I wrote lays this theory out in more detail. Paparazzi Pictures: Harassment or a Right?

Q. What is the symbolism of the acorn that pops up across the blog?
A. The acorn features prominently in the Middleton coat of arms. The oak tree is prevalent in Berkshire, where the Middletons raised their three children, and three acorns on the Middleton family coat of arms represent Kate, Pippa, and James. On her wedding day, Kate wore earrings of oak leaves and drop diamond acorns, and every member of the family wore the acorn motif. Carole often sports an acorn necklace and Kate sometimes can be seen wearing her Asprey charms, featuring a golden acorn. The acorn is a tribute to Kate Middleton and to Kate’s wonderful family.

Q: What are the rules on commenting?
A: I welcome all comments and enjoy hearing from all my readers. I consider this very much a community and am happy to get lots of input. That being said, I ask that your comments refrain from personal attacks against any member of the royal family or the Middleton family, as well as your fellow readers. Constructive criticism or valid arguments that might include some negative aspects are allowed, but no random, "I hate Camilla" posts, you know? Let's let the past stay in the past...  Please be polite, even when disagreeing. I do monitor all comments and really let almost everything go live, so jump in and express yourself!

NB: Comments on whether Kate works enough are discouraged because the issue has been dealt with already. While you may submit a comment on this topic, it will be approved on a case by case basis and may not go live. The blog is not meant to become a forum for what is a volatile topic, or to be hijacked by individuals who are far from fans of the Duchess. If you think your comment was respectful and had a broader point, but it was not approved, please email



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From Berkshire to Buckingham has been featured, quoted and sourced on a number of websites and newspapers, including...

The special edition of London's The Telegraph commemorating Prince George's birth, digital here:

Forbes Life:

Elle France's blog on Kate, Dans le Boudoir de Kate Middleton:

Man Repeller:'s StyeList:

and more...