Kate Middleton (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, 9.1.1982) Kate Middleton is the wife of Prince William of Wales. Their wedding took place on 29th April 2011, at Westminster Abbey, London. The day of the occasion was declared a national bank holiday in the UK.
Childhood: Kate Middleton was born in Reading, Berkshire. She is the eldest of three children and her parents are Carole and Michael Middleton. Both of her parents worked in the airlines industry and also founded Party Pieces, a mail order party supplies company.
Kate Middleton was educated at St. Andrew's school in Pangbourne, then Downe House and Marlborough College. She then attended the University of St. Andrew's in Fife, which is where she met Prince William, whilst studying History of Art. She graduated with a 2:1.
Career: Since leaving university, Kate Middleton had a brief and chequered career, starting off with a position as an accessories buyer for the fashion firm Jigsaw. After less than a year, Kate announced that she would be leaving the job role and it was suggested that she would be getting photography lessons from Mario Testino, who famously photographed William's late mother, Diana Princess of Wales.
Relationship with Prince William: It was announced, in February 2006, that Kate Middleton would receive 24 hour protection, supplied by the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department. The announcement fuelled rumours that she and Prince William would shortly be engaged, otherwise she was not technically entitled to such privileges. However, no engagement occurred at this time. Both William and Kate's lawyers warned several UK newspaper publications not to publish paparazzi photographs of the couple.
Kate Middleton attended William's Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in December 2006.
In April 2007, The Sun published a story suggesting the couple had split. Reports of a reconciliation started appearing in June that year and Kate, along with members of the Middleton family, attended the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium. Performers at the event included Sir Elton John, Take That, Lily Allen and Duran Duran.
The couple finally became engaged in October 2010, during a holiday in Kenya. Clarence House announced the engagement a month later, on 16th November 2010. In February, the following year, Kate and William announced that they would embark on their first royal tour of Canada.
Following their marriage, Kate Middleton became known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Lookalikes of the Queen, the Duke, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles , Camilla - The nation's favourite coffee shop, Costa, welcomed five special customers to its London, Rathbone Place store this weekend. Lookalikes of the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla were spotted putting their feet up with Costa's new Christmas slippers and Gingerbread and Cream Latte on Saturday, after a hard day of Christmas shopping. The Royal lookalike visit comes after Costa's research revealed that 88% of Brits walk up to five miles during a single Christmas shopping trip, whilst 90% of consumers spend up to five hours searching for the perfect gifts for loved ones. In response to the findings, Costa has created five novelty slippers to match its iconic festive cup characters - Santa Claus, the Penguin, the Snowman, the Elf and the Robin, with Baristas gifting the footwear to customers who are all 'shopped out' over the busy festive period!. The specially designed slippers will be available across Costa's busiest shopping centre stores**, as well as on the Costa website via an online competition. Caroline Harris, Marketing Director UK Retail at Costa, said: "We know Christmas is one of the busiest times for our customers, with so many focusing on finding the perfect gift for their loved ones that they forget to take a much-needed break. We hope that our Costa Christmas slippers will give our customers the chance to put their feet up and enjoy a little moment to themselves, during the Christmas shopping rush." In the lead up to the busiest Christmas shopping week of the year, the research also revealed that more than three quarters (77%) of Brits make up to five Christmas shopping trips each year, whilst 93% of people visit up to three towns or cities to complete their Christmas shopping. Nearly half of Brits (46%) also admitted that they like to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee at the end of a busy Christmas shopping trip, preferably in a café, whilst a fifth (20%) admitted that the thought of pu - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd November 2015
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Prince William , Duke of Cambridge - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Denbigh during their trip to north Wales - Denbigh, United Kingdom - Friday 20th November 2015
Catherine , Duchess of Cambridge - The Duchess of Cambridge attends Place2Be's Headteacher Conference at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Offices. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 18th November 2015
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge weren't the only special guests at the Royal James Bond screening.
The world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' was a Royal affair last night (October 26th 2015), as the red carpet played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) as well as the stellar cast led by Daniel Craig and a number of other superstar faces from Shirley Bassey to Martin Freeman.
Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci at 'Spectre' premiere
The Royal Film Performance took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London in association with the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF); a charity that raises money for people working behind the scenes in the movie and television industry who have suffered financial setbacks in their lives. As well as the future King and his wife, Prince Harry was also spotted at the event, while previous events have even seen the Queen herself in attendance.
A survey of 2,287 British parents with young children and were asked about the best and worst celebrity role models.
Miley Cyrus has been voted the worst celebrity role model for children in a new survey of British parents. A whopping 78% of parents of children under 10 say that the former ‘Hannah Montana’ star is “off the rails” and wouldn’t want their kids to idolise her.
The survey by British website vouchercloud.com asked 2,287 British parents, all of whom have at least one child under the age of 10, the question: “are there any celebrities you would hate for your children to idolise?” and were provided with a list of male and female celebrities to select from.
Miley Cyrus arriving at the Jimmy Kimmel studios in L.A.
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Hollywood royalty met British royalty on Friday when the two couples enjoyed tea at Kensington Palace.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt accepted a very royal invitation on Friday, when they joined Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for tea and Kensington palace. It was the first time the two couples had sat down together, with the 'informal' meeting being said to have taken months to co-ordinate.
Brad and Angelina enjoyed tea at Kensington Palace on Friday.
A Kensington Palace spokesman confirmed to US Weekly that the meeting took place saying, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt at Kensington Palace on Friday afternoon."
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is the name chosen by Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for their second child. The announcement from Kensington Palace comes two days after the birth of Charlotte on 2nd May.
The Royal Princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace announced on Monday (4th May). Charlotte, who is fourth in line to the throne, will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte outside the Lindon Wing on Saturday (2nd May).
A woman from Birmingham has given birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge - again.
Monika Tano from Birmingham gave birth to her daughter Liliana on 22 July, 2013 - the same day Prince George was born - and now she's celebrating the coincidence again, reports ITV News. Her second daughter Aurelia arrived at 1.47am this morning (Saturday 2 May) at Birmingham Women's Hospital - just under eight hours before The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a girl.
Monika said, "It feels amazing to have two children who share royal births. It is such a fantastic coincidence."
The proud parents present royal baby No 2
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It seems that even a high-flying, internationally-recognised and regularly-awarded fashion career does not guarantee people will like your style more than your husband’s as former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham recently found out.
David and Victoria Beckham came third and ninth in a poll of the most stylish Brits of all time
In a recent poll of the most stylish Brits ever, Posh Spice was bumped into ninth place with her footballer husband, David, riding high in third.
Continue reading: David Beckham Beats Posh In The Style Stakes
Pippa Middleton has been criticised by animal rights groups, WDC and PETA, for admitting to tasting whale meat whilst on holiday in Norway.
Pippa Middleton, the sister of The Duchess of Cambridge, has been criticised by animal rights groups after she admitted eating whale meat on a recent trip to Norway. Whaling continues in Norway but is illegal and socially unacceptable in the majority of the world.
Pippa Middleton admitted to eating whale meat in an article for The Telegraph.
The royals are keen to avoid the "media circus" that occurred in July 2013 when Prince George was born.
With only a matter of weeks to go before her due date, Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly making plans to avoid the twenty-four hour news palaver that surrounded the birth of Prince George two years ago.
The Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her second child this month, but the couple are insisting upon their right to privacy this time around. Both press and the public will not be allowed to wait around on the street outside the private Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, although they assured the Daily Mail that they are “grateful” for the interest.
Kate Middleton and Prince William
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to have gone the traditional route and placed an advertisement for a housekeeper in British magazine The Lady.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly looking for a new housekeeper, as the expanding family prepares to move into their ten-bedroom Amner Hall property in Norfolk. The country house, which was gifted to the Duke and Duchess by the Queen as a wedding present, also boasts a swimming pool and tennis courts, with the couple reportedly planning to movie in next month.
William and Kate are reportedly advertising in The Lady.
According to the Daily Mail a notice which appeared on the magazine’s online home page yesterday and will also appear in print seeking an ‘experienced housekeeper for a large family home in Norfolk’ was placed by the royal couple.
'Downton Abbey' is currently filming its sixth series, and it was honoured by the visit of some real life royalty.
‘Downton Abbey’, the hit British TV drama about a fictional aristocratic family, has just received a real life royal visit from Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate, who is now heavily pregnant, mingled with the cast and crew of the show at its east London studio when the dropped by on Thursday. By all accounts they were thrilled to meet the Duchess, who is a self-professed fan of the show.
The Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the set of 'Downton Abbey'
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Date of birth
9th January, 1982