In The Future Queen, out this month from Weinstein Books, royal authority and Vanity Fair contributor Katie Nicholl charts the Duchess of Cambridge's youngest days, from her schoolgirl years and bucolic upbringing to her initiation into "the Firm." (Nicholl also writes of Kate's pregnancy-read a preview of her baby-centric chapters, an October V.F. exclusive, here.) In the book, Nicholl reports on Kate's games with Pippa, her actor crushes, her teenage loves and losses, and her secret charity missions-akin to those undertaken by her late mother-in-law, Diana.

Click through to see nine new details on Kate's teenage years from The Future Queen. (Meanwhile, head here to buy your copy, filled with more than we could possibly fit here.)

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