London, July 12 (ANI): Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton has had enough of putting in long hours working for her parents' business Party Pieces and she now wants to explore new horizons as she is looking for more challenging employment.
Kate has been running the company's website ever since she was accused of being work shy and unwilling to commit herself to a real job while she waited for her Royal beau to finish his military training.
But now, Kate has admitted to a close friend that she has begun to find her current job a little boring" and wants to find a job that will "stretch her mind".
She has spent the past few months working hard in developing Party Pieces' website and photographing the new products that have been added to its range of party paraphernalia.
And she is now thinking that there is not much else for her to do at the company's head quarters close to the Middleton family home in Berkshire.
"Kate is really grateful to her parents for providing a safe haven and something to do when she was under pressure - she was really upset when people called her Waitie Katie," the Daily Express quoted one of her friends as saying.
The pal added: "But now she feels like doing something new, maybe not even in this country."
It has already been reported that Kate, 27, is considering using the time that William is occupied with his military career by seeking her own vocational break in America.
"She wants to expand her horizons and feels this is the time to do it, when she has few other responsibilities. She wants to experience new things before the time comes when she won't be able to have any sort of serious life," said a pal.
Kate has long been interested in fashion and photography and has a mentor in one of the biggest movers in US fashion, Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue.
Wintour has encouraged her to get a few months' experience learning about the industry in New York.
But in the mean time, Kate has to continue to concentrate on her job with Party Pieces. (ANI)