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Duchess Kate grandmother: Was Kate Middleton's grandmother a WWII spy?

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Duchess Kate's grandmother is in the news because Kate visited Bletchley Park today -- the place where her paternal grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, attended school. According to KHOU, Glassborow was one of the "scores of anonymous women who helped break Nazi codes and win WWII." Apparently Glassborow was a big deal back in the day.

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Kate's visit to Bletchley Park was filled with smiles and happy memories. The Duchess of Cambridge got to meet a woman named Lady Marion Brody, who worked with Glassborow and her sister, Kate's great aunt. The women were a part of "the codebreakers" -- without them, WWII may have gone on for far longer.

Duchess Kate and her grandmother were very close, as much of the Middleton family is. For Kate to be able to go back and be a part of something that her grandmother was a part of is so sentimental. According to the report, Bletchley park has been "renovated to resemble its WWII-era appearance," which means Kate Middleton got to experience the scenery similarly to her grandmother, even though it has been decades since Glassborow worked within those walls.

Kate looked very proper as she visited with those working at Bletchley Park. She wore a nautical-themed blue and white Alexander McQueen blouse and skirt, which was just right for the occasion. Kate was very polite and looked very interested in learning about what her grandmother used to do for work -- and just being a part of that was special for the Duchess.

Duchess Kate's grandmother passed away in 2006. Her memories, however, came alive today.

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