Prince William's girlfriend makes it in common par
22 September 2007
Kate Middleton, Prince William's on-off girlfriend, may become a fixed part of the English vernacular with her name making it into the new edition of the Collins dictionary.
Her relationship with the future king has had Britain's papers both broadsheets and red tops salivating at the thought of the next royal wedding.
The pair met at St Andrews University where they both studied history of art as their degree.
A Collins spokesperson told the Press Association: "We see it as a snapshot of the English attitude. We're the only dictionary publisher to include such entries.
"At the moment Kate Middleton is the name on everybody's lips. If she splits up with Prince William again or doesn't marry him, we'll take her out of it."
Kate Middleton features in the biographical section of the Collins English Dictionary online Pro-edition alongside such luminaries as Daniel Radcliffe, Dame Helen Mirren, Lily Allen and Lewis Hamilton.