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11.30.12

Squeak! Kate Middleton's School Nickname Revealed

Kate revisits junior school

How cute.

Kate Middleton revealed today that her nickname at junior school was 'Squeak' - after the school guinea pig.

Kate was visiting her prep school, St Andrew's in Pangbourne, Berks, which she attended from the age of four to 13.

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She was dressed up for the occasion in a never-before seen tailor made tartan coat-dress by Alexander McQueen, the same design house that made her wedding dress. She was there to open a new astroturf sports field.

Kate said in a speech: "I absolutely loved my time here, they were some of my happiest years, which makes it so incredibly special to be here today.

“In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when I had to leave, I told my mother that I was going to come back to be a teacher.

“While that didn’t quite happen, I was thrilled to have been asked back today on St. Andrew's Day.

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"It was while I was here at school that I realised my love of sport.

“Sport has been a huge part of my life, and I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunities I had to get outside and play in such wonderful open spaces - though sadly there was nothing quite as glamorous as this in my time.

"I hope that you all enjoy playing sport here as much as I used to, and make the most of these incredible facilities."