Royal Watch News
Racing guest Kate Middelton
Aug 15, 2007, 13:00 GMT
Kate Middleton, the girlfriend of Britain's Prince William, could be a star guest at Australia's Spring Racing Carnival in November.
The Victoria Racing Club, organisers of the horse racing event, have been desperate to get the pretty brunette to attend the carnival for the last two years and they are hoping this year she will accept their invite.
The week includes the prestigious Melbourne Cup, one of the most famous horse races in the world.
The invite could cause problems for 25-year-old Kate, who had to cancel a charity boat race across the English Channel last week amid complaints of press harassment from her lawyers.
It is believed that the royal family feel her appearance at high profile events looks hypocritical when they have made such a big effort to keep her out of the limelight during her five-year romance with William.
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and her daughter Princess Beatrice are also thought to have been invited to the racing event.
The organisers are also keen for Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, to attend.
The stunning princess is an accomplished equestrian herself, and is known to take an interest in horse racing.
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