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Kate Middleton Writes Foreword for Book About Royal Air Force Wives

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Kate Middleton is diving in to the literary world.

The Duchess of Cambridge has written the foreword to the new book Living in the Sliptstream: Life as an RAF Wife, which comes out in May. The book is a collection of stories told by the wives of Royal Air Force servicemen.

"These women reveal, in their authentic voices and colorful portraits, what life as an RAF wife is really like," read a press release from Book Guild Publishing. "When a whole family can be required to up-sticks and move with almost no notice, when rank pulls favor even at home, and when things go comically wrong during a royal visit."

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Additionally, Louise Campbell, a rep for the publishing house, tells E! News of Middleton's work on the book, "The three editors of the collection are all RAF wives themselves, and I think that they just felt that obviously it would lend the book some amazing credibility to have a forward by somebody that's obviously in the public eye, but is also an RAF wife herself."

As for why Prince William's other half wanted to lend a hand, Campbell said, "I think probably one of the most amazing parts is that the author's profits from the books will go towards charities that are plowed back into the RAF services, so I think that was probably the main reason."

The authors' profits from the book will go to Royal Air Forces Association and RAF Benevolent Fund.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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