Ryerson’s own Cate Middleton

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By Lauren Fogazzi

The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton seems to have created a media frenzy that jumps on anything, even if it’s only just a name.

Ryerson University’s own Catherine Middleton has been getting royal treatment from local papers with the hype of the upcoming royal matrimony.

But Middleton, a professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management, knows it’s just a passing gag.

“It’s not really a big deal,” she said. “It’s more of an amusement than anything else.”

Even so, her colleagues in the mailroom have been referring to her as ‘princess’ and her students have taken notice as well.

But Middleton doesn’t think she’ll be receiving any more attention.

Kate Middleton is a common name and others around the world (as The Toronto Star reported) have been receiving the same recognition. The Kate Middletons in Australia, Ohio and Birmingham, England have had people comment, bow and even had their Facebook accounts suspended.

The social media sites suspended those accounts named ‘Kate Middleton’ after the site’s security identified them as imposter profiles. In response, annoyed Middletons have created a group “Don’t delete me facebook . . . guess what? There’s more than one Kate Middleton.”

Photo: Chelsea Pottage

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