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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.



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The Duchess of Cambridge visits two Action for Children projects supporting vulnerable families in Wales. Her first engagements with Action for Children since becoming its Patron in December, following on from Her Majesty The Queen. - Swansea, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) and Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge and Kate Middleton
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Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Duke Of Cambridge and Prince William

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a Charity Health event at West End - London, United Kingdom - Monday 6th February 2017

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Kate Middleton, Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge and Duchess Of Cambridge
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge and Duchess Of Cambridge
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge and Duchess Of Cambridge
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge and Duchess Of Cambridge

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend The heads Up Charity - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th January 2017

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at St Marks Englefield with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The family were also accompanied by Michael and Carol Middleton, James Middleton, Pippa Middleton and her fiance James Matthews. - Englefield, United Kingdom - Sunday 25th December 2016

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Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge, Prince George, Kate Middleton, Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte
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'Peaky Blinder's' Charlotte Riley To Play Kate Middleton In BBC Drama


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‘Peaky Blinders' actress Charlotte Riley has been cast as Kate Middleton in a new BBC drama which imagines Prince Charles as King.

‘King Charles III’, written by Mike Bartlett, started off as a 2014 stage play, but is now being adapted as a 90-minute one-off drama for the BBC.

Charlotte RileyCharlotte Riley has been cast as Kate Middleton

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Stars And Royals Turn Out For The World Premiere Of 'Spectre' In London [Photos]


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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 BellucciLea 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.

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Miley Cyrus Voted Worst Celebrity Role Model By British Parents


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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 CyrusMiley Cyrus arriving at the Jimmy Kimmel studios in L.A.

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Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Have Tea At The Palace With William And Kate


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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.

Angelina Jolie and Brad PittBrad 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."

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David Beckham Beats Posh In The Style Stakes


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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 BeckhamDavid 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.

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'Heartless' Pippa Middleton Slammed By Animal Rights Groups After Eating Whale Meat


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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 MiddletonPippa Middleton admitted to eating whale meat in an article for The Telegraph.

Read More: Pippa Middleton May Be Unimpressed With Kim Kardashian's Attempt To 'Break The Internet' But Kardashian 'Loves Her' Anyway!

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William And Kate To Avoid "Media Circus" For Birth Of Second Baby


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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.

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Think You've Got What It Takes To Work For Royalty? William And Kate Are Reportedly Advertising For A New Housekeeper


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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.

Prince Willam and Kate MiddletonWilliam 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.

Continue reading: Think You've Got What It Takes To Work For Royalty? William And Kate Are Reportedly Advertising For A New Housekeeper

Kate Middleton Pays Royal Visit To The Set Of 'Downton Abbey'


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‘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.

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The Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the set of 'Downton Abbey'

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Kate Middleton Voices Support For Children With Mental Illnesses


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Kate Middleton, who is seven months pregnant with her second child, really wants to promote the importance of childhood during the he U.K.'s first Children's Mental Health Week, so she is showing her support for any kids that desperately need help.

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Middleton wants to promote the awareness of children with mental health issues

The Duchess of Cambridge recently released a new PSA video in which she voices her support for Place2Be, an organisation that provides mental health services within schools, because she feels every person should be cared for.

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Kate Middleton

Date of birth

9th January, 1982

Occupation

Royalty

Sex

Female

Height

1.75


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