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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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Royal Princess Named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace Announces


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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 CharlotteThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte outside the Lindon Wing on Saturday (2nd May).

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Woman's Children Both Share Birthdays With Royal Babies


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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 Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave St Mary's Hospital with their baby daughterThe proud parents present royal baby No 2

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Duke of Cambridge - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, leave St Mary's hospital with their new baby daughter - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 2nd May 2015

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Baby, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and baby - ****File Photos** DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE IN LABOUR Another royal baby is on the way - CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE has gone into labour. The British royal was driven from her London residence, Kensington Palace, to the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in the U.K. capital at around 6am local time, officials have confirmed. She was accompanied by her husband, Prince William. A spokesperson took to Twitter.com to share the news, writing, "HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St Mary's Hospital in the early stages of labour. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 06.00hrs to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London and is in the early stages of labour." The baby is around a week overdue and royal fans have been camped outside the hospital since last week (ends26Apr15) in anticipation of the new arrival. The baby will be the second for the royal couple, who became parents to Prince George in July, 2013. It has been a big week for William and Catherine - they celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on Wednesday (29Apr15). (CMR/WNWCDAM/KL)** * ROYAL COUPLE LEAVES LONDON HOSPITAL WITH BABY SON New parents PRINCE WILLIAM and CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE left hospital with their new bundle of joy on Tuesday evening (23Jul13), a day after the royal baby arrived at London's St. Mary's Hospital. The royal couple greeted fans and the media on the steps of the Paddington hospital. William smiled and waved as his beaming wife cradled their child in her arms. She then handed the baby boy to her husband and the pair stepped out into the street to speak to reporters. Prince William said, "He's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure. He's a big boy, he's quite heavy and we're still waiting on a name; we'll have that soon." William and Catherine left the hospital hours after her parents had visited the new mum. Catherine's mother, Carole Middleton, told reporters gathered outside St. Mary's that the royal baby is "absol at LINDO WING ST MARYS HOSPITAL - LONDON, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th July 2013

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Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince William and Kate Middleton - Members of the British Royal family are seen enjoying the Trooping of the Colour Celebrations on the balcony of Buckingham Palace . at Buckingham Palace - LONDON, United Kingdom - Saturday 14th June 2014

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.

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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.

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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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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Kate Middleton - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the XLP Arts Project at Christ Church, Gipsy Hill in south London - London, United Kingdom - Friday 27th March 2015

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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.

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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.

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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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Video - Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge Accepts Flowers From Fans At Art Exhibition - Part 2


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge accepted bouquets of flowers as she greeted and thanked a mass of fans who were awaiting her visit to the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, Kent. She was appearing for the 'Self: Image and Identity' exhibition and looked positively glowing with her hair tied back and concealing her pregnancy bump with a spotted coat.

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Video - Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge Greets Fans At Art Exhibition - Part 1


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge waved and greeted hoardes of fans as she arrived for an exhibition at the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, Kent. The pregnant royal wore a spotted coat that bulged over her baby bump, with her hair scraped back into a ponytail.

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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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