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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, wants to take on a slightly more modest title -- housewife. The newlywed has decided not to become a full-time working royal immediately following the wedding. Instead, she will focus on being an "ordinary RAF wife," the Daily Mail reports.

Her husband Prince William works as a search-and-rescue pilot at RAF [Royal Air Force] Valley in Anglesey, where the couple rents a farmhouse. And, according to the U.K. newspaper, he has asked aides to keep his new wife's commitments to a minimum to help ease her transition into public life. Presumably, William's reservations stem from his late mother Princess Diana's struggles with the sudden fame and attention of being a royal.

Besides two or three scheduled events with William, the duchess plans to spend most of her time at home. Aides have told the Mail that she is refusing to conduct any engagements without the prince for up to two years, although they claim she "will not be idle." She reportedly wants to model herself after Camilla Parker-Bowles, who plays only a "supporting role" to Prince Charles.


"It's so rare that someone in her position gets the chance to live as a normal wife and she intends to make the most of it," a friend told the publication.

Every year, the royal family carries out over 2,000 official appointments throughout the United Kingdom and worldwide, according to the British Monarchy web site. Because of their military service, Princes William and Harry are exempt from full-tie duties, but do take part in important national events and commemorations. Since graduating from St. Andrew's in 2005, Kate has held only one part-time job, as an accessories buyer for London store Jigsaw.

As for Prince William, he returned to work this week after spending a weekend away in an undisclosed location with his new wife. According to the Mail, the newlyweds' honeymoon, which will take place in mid-May, involves a ten-day stay on a secret island in the Indian Ocean at a cost of over $6500 a night.

"It's one of the most incredible places you will ever visit and Kate will have the time of her life," a source told the paper. "It's everything you could want from a honeymoon destination and more -- beautiful beaches, tropical seas and complete privacy."

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  • carol

    did she really say she wants to use camilla for a role model...omg

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  • Mark

    Shes got a lot more class than the baboon we've got !

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  • thesby

    who in the f are you talking about fool?as for obama funk you!

  • bill

    Who gives a real rats ass what she does or how she spends her time...

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  • Heather

    Kate seems charming, intelligent and her own person. Why would anyone want to be like Camilla Parker-Bowles?

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  • bj

    MY BET IS THERE IS ALREADY A BUN IN THE ROYAL OVEN. THAT'S WHY THE WEDDING WAS RUSHED.IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY SHE HAS A SMALL BABY BUMP. ALWAYS CAREFUL TO KEEP HER BOUQUET IN FRONT OF HER JUST BELOW WAIST LEVEL.SHE'LL BE BUSY NESTING IN THE NEAR FUTURE, JUST AS DIANA WAS A FULL TIME MOM, SO WILL SHE BE.

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  • Dave23

    I'll bet it is killing all the media SOB's that (at least so far) they can't dig up any dirt on the couple. Want to bet there are media scum bags (just about covers all of them) out there digging in their trash and following them around trying to find something juicy? The only thing's lower than politicians and lawyers are media scum and even lower the paparazzi. Let them live in peace for the love of God.

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  • Joanne

    Fairy tales for adults. Obviously many people care. I do not.

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  • Randy

    Referring to the First Lady as a baboon is rascist and disgusting. Frankly, she has more class than you will ever have. Racism and bigotry are the scourge on society ...take a look in the mirror if you want to see a baboon.

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  • Dianne

    Right on Randy. You told this fool correctly. Thank GOD most of America doesn't feel like this about our first lady. She is indeed cool.
    I am so ashamed of this guys remarks.

  • Gigee

    I have to say to me personally I think she walks like a man,kinda like a baboon lol. She's about as gracious as one is for sure! So you don't like what people say about her then they are racist? I think your wrong. Just because most of us see through her doesn't make us racist!

  • Randy

    The Queen cannot abdicate the throne to William. The British Constitution dictates that the crown go to the first born child of the king or queen. Prince Charles will be King when Elizabeth abdicates or when she dies. King Charles will either abdicate to William or William will inherit the crown when Charles dies. Of course, if Charles dies before he becomes King the crown will pass to William. If William dies prior to becoming King his first born child will inherit the crown. If he has no heir the crown will pass to Harry if William dies before becoming King. The Royal Family does not have the power to determine who inherits the crown. That is dictated by law.

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  • me

    No body will ever replace Wm's mon and I think the importance died with her and sorry I feel that way

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  • Kate

    The British Constitution also forbids divorced persons or those married to a divorced person to succeed to the throne of England since the King/Queen is also the Head of the Church. That disqualifies Charles since both he and Camilla are divorced. However it seems that particular law is being totally ignored by the Royal Family and the irony is that Elizabeth only became Queen because her uncle had to abdicate to marry a divorced woman. The crown went to her father as second in line and then came to her. So yes I can see why people speculate that Charles would be skipped and the Crown go to William since by law Charles is not eligible to become King.

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  • nonyabusiness

    WHY wear white? When we all know she was a far cry from a virgin!!

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  • Gigee

    Why should all the millions of other women dress in white and they aren't virgins? That went out with poor Diana, being a virgin got her nothing but hotache!

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  • karen lyons kalmenson

    she should do whatever she wants to do. she is fortunate that she does not have to "work" for a living, like most of us. however she has a double sworded existence, as she will forever be scrutinized for every step she takes. some trade off

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