Kate Middleton Tells Embarassing Stories About Her Family—Including Her Mom's Crush

No by all means, spill that tea.

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Kate Middleton, and the entire royal family in general, are usually quite private about their lives (opens in new tab)—but for some inexplicable reason the Duchess was in the mood to spill tea during a recent interview about tennis. Apparently the sport just brings it out in her, ya know?

While chatting to the BBC (opens in new tab) for a documentary, Kate revealed some of her family's more embarassing tennis-themed secrets—though we should warn you that what's embarassing for the Middletons is like a normal day for the rest of us.

"Roger [Federer] is my mother's heartthrob," Kate said. "I don't think she will mind me saying that! I think he probably knows that too."

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Speaking of the tennis pro, he was recently invited to Pippa Middleton's wedding...

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She also told the story of the time her dad confused his tennis players, causing her to cringe: "My father is not going to appreciate this but we were walking past Tim Henman and had just seen Sampras play. My dad said 'Hi Pete.' I was mortified."

Story-time with Kate Middleton is truly the best. Clearly she needs to take part in more tennis documentaries.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.