Shoe Designer Zoe Lee On The Duchess: ‘There Is More To Kate Than Meets The Eye’

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Whether or not we can label the infamous radio hoax that left nurse Jacintha Saldanha dead an act of bullying, there is no doubt that the Duchess of Cambridge was affected by what happened on December 7th.

The Daily Mail’s Richard Kay recently spoke to shoe designer Zoe Lee, who attended Marlborough College with the former Kate Middleton.

Her Royal Highness transferred after two difficult terms at Downe House, where she was teased and tormented by fellow classmates.

This, of course, was a shock to the student after having spent six happy years at St. Andrews.  An anti-bullying organization was one of the charities selected by Catherine to receive donations in lieu of wedding gifts.

“I know she has got a reputation as a diplomat but Kate didn’t mind sticking her neck out for my brother Nathan, who was small for his age, when we were at school together,” Lee told Kay at the opening of Alice Temperley’s flagship store in London. 

“Nathan was in the same year as Kate but he often got picked on because of his size.  Our mother is Japanese so we are a petite family and bigger boys homed in on him. It was Kate who always leapt to his defence to warn off the bullies.

“There is more to Kate than meets the eye.”

As for Nathan Lee? “He is training to be a doctor in Poland and wants to help others,” his sister said.  “I’m so proud of him.”

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