Kate Middleton ‘has literary heritage’

April 24th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Prince William London, Apr 24 (ANI): Kate Middleton, touted as the royal bride-in-waiting, traces her lineage to the literary world, according to a new book.

Prince William’s famous girlfriend is not only a distant cousin of the late children’s author Beatrix Potter, but is also a long-lost relative of ‘Swallows And Amazons’ creator Arthur Ransome.

Claudia Joseph’s revealing new biography, ‘Princess In Waiting’, has claimed that Ransome’s sister Joyce was married to Hugo Lupton, the cousin of Kate’s great-grandmother Olive.

Ransome has long been known for his series of adventures set around the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads.

He even wrote about the literary scene in London and about life in Russia before, during, and after the revolution of 1917.

Before his death in 1967, Ransome continued to be a prominent figure in the London literary circuits, reports The Daily Express.

While Kate, 27, has a strong literary heritage, she has claimed that she’d pursue a career in visual arts- photography. (ANI)

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