Kate Middleton has spoken of her 'surprise' at learning of the existence of a number of messages left by Princess Diana for any future fiancée of William to access as mobile ring tones.
The ring tones are said to take the form of several short nuggets of advice for the soon to be princess.
Diana made the sequence of specially recorded messages in the nineties in anticipation of advances in telecommunications technology and chose the most tedious development in the field to provide guidance for Kate as she prepares for life as a royal.
The exact content of the recordings is unclear, with several journalists seen desperately trying to call her phone throughout her BBC interview with Prince William in the hope she had forgotten to switch it off.
It was later revealed she had yet to hear the messages as they can only be accessed from the Vodafone network which will require her to switch provider mid contract, something she was less than happy about.
'I have been on T-mobile for some time now, and have found their offering to be top notch, so it would be remiss of me to turn my back on them just to allow me to access those ruddy messages.'
Displaying a paranoia belying her assumed lack of media savvy she added, 'besides, it's the kind of heartless act that could bring one's loyalty into disrepute.'
'One would have thought given her technological foresight, she might have opted for an application conversant with an iPad.'