Kate Middleton Reveals Big Family Secret No One Would've Ever Guessed!

Kate Middleton

Well, well, well -- who knew the Duchess of Cambridge had any skeletons in her closet?!? While visiting Bletchley Park yesterday to mark the completion of a restoration project of the facility, Kate Middleton revealed a family secret that is so interesting, it's a wonder she was able to keep it under wraps for so long.

Get this one -- her very own grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, used to work as a duty officer at Britain's Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park back in 1944. Yep, that's right -- Kate's dear old granny was a spy! (Take that, Queen Elizabeth!)

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And it sounds like she was also one very smart cookie. Valerie was part of the staff who deciphered German army and air force messages by using electro-mechanical rotor Enigma cipher machines. (Now that's a mouthful.)

If taking a trip down memory lane wasn't exciting enough for Kate, she also got to sit and check out one of the code breaker machines. She was even set to meet with a woman who used to work with her grandmother, who no doubt had some great stories to share.

Man. Something tells me this little outing proved to be much more exciting than Kate's normal royal duties. Seeing first hand where war history was made is intriguing enough as it is, but the family connection had to make this a pretty amazing experience for Kate.

It sounds like her grandmother was one incredible lady, as I'm sure Kate is already very well aware.

Do you think it's cool that Kate's grandma was a spy?

 

Image via WPA Pool/The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Bletchley Park/Getty Images

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