British royal Prince William's girlfriend shocked photographers yesterday (23JUN06) by making rude gestures when she left a London nightclub. KATE MIDDLETON stuck two fingers up to paparazzi after dancing the night away with celebrities including supermodel Claudia Schiffer and TV chef Jamie Oliver. But the 23-year-old might not have been quite as rude as first appeared - she was actually making a V sign to show her support for Richard Branson's Virgin organisation, which hosted the pre-Wimbledon Tennis Championships party.