KATE Middleton was hounded out of a top public school by bullies, according to former classmates.
They said Kate, 29, was picked on at £28,875-a-year Downe House girls’ school in Berks for being “perfect”.
She and Prince William have chosen Beatbullying as one of the 26 charities they want wedding guests to donate to instead of giving presents. Former pal Jessica Hay claimed the 13-year-old future princess was singled out for being a “nonentity”.
Jessica said: “She hated it, absolutely hated it. The girls were horrible. They used to put faeces in her bed. She was picked on because she was perfect.”
Kate was pulled out of Downe House and sent as a £29,310-a-year boarder to Marlborough College, Wilts, instead.
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Marlborough old girl Gemma Williamson recalled: “She was very thin – and she had a confidence problem.”
But Kate is said to have eventually blossomed at Marlborough.
Sean Smith, who spoke to Kate’s friends for a book, said of her time at Downe House: “Poor Kate was lonely, homesick and frequently in tears. She was the outsider, – probably too nice for her own good.”
Former Downe House head, Susan Cameron, said Kate had been a daygirl and added: “If Kate had been badly bullied I don’t think she would be the girl she is. But she was not happy.”