Doing the rounds of the news today is the report on Readers’ Digest that Kate Middleton, Prince William’s girlfriend, is allergic to horses.

The revelation was allegedly made to Australian author Kathy Lette during a polo match last summer. According to the story, Ms. Lette approached Kate, who was watching the match from a tent.  Kate told the author, “I’ve got to pay attention to every second, I’ll be discussing the game in minute detail later on." When asked why she didn’t play polo, Kate revealed that she’s allergic to horses.

There are the obvious questions of for whom or, more importantly, WHY would Kate have to learn the minute details, down to the last second, of the match.

Then, there is the unexpected revelation of her allergies to horses. She has been at countless polo matches and eventing competitions in her five-year relationship with the polo-playing Prince William. Have you ever seen her show any symptoms of being allergic? In other words, is this story rumor or fact?

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