Warwick East State School Year 4 pupils Kate Potter and William McKay know who Queen Elizabeth is and think she would approve of sharing their names with Prince William and Princess-to-be Kate.
Warwick East State School Year 4 pupils Kate Potter and William McKay know who Queen Elizabeth is and think she would approve of sharing their names with Prince William and Princess-to-be Kate. Eloise Handley

Right ‘royal' namesakes

HE has a full mop of blonde hair to make a future king jealous and she has the gift of eloquence to dodge a curly question like a media-savvy royal.

Meet Warwick's own William and Kate.

Warwick East State School Year 4 pupils William McKay and Kate Potter that is.

While they occasionally sit next to each other in class, their union in a field of flowers yesterday was one of playground giggles rather than a romantic proposal of marriage between Prince William to Kate Middleton while holidaying in Kenya last month.

There are some uncanny similarities between our William and Kate and the pending royals soon to wed.

The Prince and his fiancée met while studying at university; William and Kate met and shared pens at school.

Prince William serves in the defence force; young William hopes to serve the community as a police officer when choosing a career.

And like the real Prince, our William is the eldest child in his family.

While Kate Middleton has come under fire for not forging a career of her own – she once finger-spaced coat hangers at a clothes shop before throwing in the towel – Kate Potter hopes to be a vet or enter politics.

“I would love to work with animals but if I don't get the required high marks needed to be a vet I would like to be a politician,” Kate said.

“There's too much rubbish around and that needs to change.”

When cheekily asked if they could one day be soul mates, the pair merely looked at each other with an expression similar to plunging a hand in a soiled school bag that homed a rotten banana for a term.

Kate preferred the democratic, sit-on-the-fence response of “maybe”.

“We sometimes sit next to each other in class,” she said.

William was to the point.

“She's a girl,” he said.



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