Kate, as the whole world knows her, is living the dream of every little girl by winning the heart of a prince and becoming a Princess. But what is the reality behind our favourite fairy tale? In this compelling biography, bestselling author Sean Smith retraces the steps of Kate's journey from a rural childhood in Berkshire to her unhappy time as a victim of school bullies and to her transformation from a plain, gangly girl into a royal beauty. He reveals the true story of how she and William fell in love and what actually happened when their relationship hit the rocks. He also examines her emergence as a fashion icon and her relationship with her sister, Pippa Middleton. Bringing the story right up to date he reveals the ups and downs of her first royal year including her American triumph, Christmas at Sandringham and her future as a Queen in waiting. This is the most revealing and unmissable account of Kate's life to date.