Kate’s work has been a bone of contention for many years now, here’s we’ll discuss the facts- as we know them. We’ll only be discussing work here, not anything to do with holidays or clubbing.
After graduating from St. Andrews in summer 2005 (2.1 in History of Art), Kate did… well not all that much that we know of work-wise.
Then, at the end of 2006 after supporting a couple of Jigsaw events, (see article for full story), Kate approached Belle Robinson for a part time job. Contrary to some stories about it being a favour for their good friends the Middletons, Robinson said she only met the Middletons four times (Carole helped set up the Jigsaw Junior website). You can read Robinson’s interview, where she talks about Kate’s role here
And you can read what a named source, Jigsaw employee, Phillip Higgs had to say about Kate’s work ethic here.
On the Prince of Wales website, however, they only mention Kate working with Jigsaw Junior, not Jigsaw http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/personalprofiles/thedukeandduchessofcambridge/theduchessofcambridge/biography/index.html
In November 2007, Kate quit her job at Jigsaw. Many have said this was because of the pressures of the London press, which brings us nicely onto…
Now what here exact role title was, we’re unsure of. However, the POW biography says her role included ‘catalogue design and production, marketing and photography’. It also says she set up the ‘First birthdays’ part of the business.
While there are one or two pictures floating around of her, the offices are in secluded barns, where those pesky paps would find hard to access.
In January 2011, it was reported that she’d quit her job to focus on the wedding.
Now, let us not forget that Kate is from a rich family. She’s not that far removed from other rich girls who can afford to work part time, party and holiday. She wasn’t the first woman and certainly won’t be that last, who came out of university without knowing what to do next.
Her family just so happened to have their own business, tucked away in the country, where Kate could work and hide from the world. Right or wrong, she was afforded that choice.
If she wanted a different job, if it was out of laziness or necessity that she didn’t have a high flying career is not something we’re ever likely to know.
But remember this… the girl has gone from working for the family business to … working for the ultimate family business. Something her new family can relate to?