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.
Prince George wearing blue ear defenders with his dad Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and mum The Duchess of Cambridge at the Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo. United Kingdom - Friday 8th July 2016
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton , Theresa Villiers MP - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied by Theresa Villiers, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland attend a garden party at Hillsborough Castle, County Down at Hillsborough Castle - Belfast, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th June 2016
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge , Kate Middleton - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland's Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle in County Down. - County Down, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th June 2016
The Duchess of Cambridge is only the third royal family member ever to cover the magazine.
The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has followed in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales and graced the cover of fashion magazine Vogue. The special royal cover, which will hit newsstands in June, celebrates the magazine’s 100th anniversary.
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Don’t worry William, we all did.
Prince William has admitted he used to be a fan of MTV reality show ‘Pimp My Ride’. The series, which began on MTV in the UK in 2005, was hosted by DJ Tim Westwood and was a spin-off of the US show of the same name. The Duke of Cambridge made the revelation while visiting the XLP centre, a charity which offers a mentoring service to at-risk young people in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the XLP center in London.
During the visit the charity’s founder and chief executive officer Patrick Regan told the audience that William had visited some of their projects last year and seen their mobile recording studio which had been set-up in a former police van.
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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."
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.
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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