Kate Middleton, Runaway Bride? ‘Plan in Place’ In Case She Had Bolted

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Britain's Prince William walks with his fiancee, Kate Middleton, during their visit to Witton Country Park in Darwen, northern England

Admit it: You were harboring suspicions that Kate was going to cut loose and run before the big day, weren’t you?

Looks like you weren’t alone. According to (dubious) top-secret sources, royal officials and security people had plans in place for “Operation Pumpkin,” (har, har) in the event that Kate Middleton decided to bolt rather than walk down the aisle.

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Tech site the Register has all the completely true (insert wink, nudge and sarcasm punctuation mark here) details of the security’s back-up plan, down to just how far they were willing to let Prince William chase Kate (up to, but no more than, half a mile). And what would happen if Wills caught up to his bolting bride? He would have been allowed a timed amount of pleading, before a taxi would whisk Kate away.

All joking aside, why would the woman dubbed “Waity Katie” want to ditch the wedding of the century? Actually, there are myriad reasons why a sane person wouldn’t want to marry into a family such as William’s, but we suspect that if the bride had chosen to run it would’ve been due to the Duchess title bestowed on her. After all that time and effort, she still wasn’t going to be a princess? We’d certainly be ready to run.

Interestingly enough, there was no plan set in place in case Wills decided to ditch Kate. As a “highly-placed anonymous M15 source” told the Register, “We only plan for things that make sense. [Prince William] doesn’t want to be back on the dating scene wearing a rug, does he?” (via The Register)

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