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.
Emergency services were called to the London home of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on Tuesday (09Feb16) after a man set himself on fire outside the palace.
Police and firefighters rushed to Kensington Palace in the early hours of the morning and attempted to douse the flames, but the man, believed to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Standard.co.uk.
The incident took place in Kensington Gardens, just yards from the London home of the royal couple, and close to the palace's orangery, where U.S. socialite Nicky Hilton wed British banking heir James Rothschild wed in July (15).
The Duke and Duchess are not believed to have been at home during the drama, with reports suggesting they were staying at their country residence, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England, with their two young children.
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Catherine Duchess of Cambridge , Kate Middleton - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps at St. Clemens Danes Church, the RAF church, in central London - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th February 2016
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge , Kate Middleton - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Cadet Corps at the Church of St. Clement Danes, the RAF church, in central London. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th February 2016
The Duchess Of Cambridge Is Reportedly Set To Give Her First Solo Tv Interview Since Becoming A Member Of The British Royal Family.
The 34-year-old gave her last televised chat in November 2010, on the day her engagement to Prince William was announced, but on Monday (01Feb16), E! News reported Catherine would be filmed for a documentary to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.
The mother-of-two will join a host of elite members of the Royal Family, including her husband, his father, the Prince of Wales, and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall in paying tribute to the British monarch ahead of her latest age milestone.
Sources tell the outlet the programme will air in May (16), weeks after the Queen's big day on 21 April.
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Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge Is To Guest Edit The Huffington Post UK To Raise Awareness For Children's Mental Health.
The 34-year-old royal supports various causes within her role as a princess and is frequently busy attending charitable events. In February (16) she's to get even more hands on, as she will reside over the posts on the British website. She'll be commissioning content from the likes of experts, teachers and parents, with the hope of drawing attention towards the mental wellbeing of youngsters. She will be inviting journalists into Kensington Palace, the London home she shares with Prince William, with a spokesperson confirming the news.
"The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent year," they said in a statement. "The Duchess will be commissioning contributions from a number of leading figures in the mental health sector as well as from young people, parents, and teachers. We look forward to welcoming The Huffington Post team to Kensington Palace next month."
In return, Huffington Post UK editor-in-chief Stephen Hull can't wait to work alongside the duchess. In 2013 the mother-of-two and wife of Prince William became a patron for charity Place2Be, which provides therapeutic and emotional services in primary and secondary schools for pupils who need support. Some of the issues tackled are bullying, domestic violence and bereavement.
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British Royal Prince William And His Wife Catherine Showed They Both Have A Head For The Stock Market By Raising A Staggering $540 Million (£360 Million) In Share Deals On Wednesday (09dec15).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hit the trading floor at brokerage firm ICAP's annual Christmas Charity Day in London to help raise money for good causes.
They picked up the phones to deal with brokers around the globe and managed to close $540 million worth of deals, according to reports.
Stock trading was not the only activity the royal couple enjoyed - they happily joined in office-based games of basketball and table tennis as their colleagues for the day cheered them on.
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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 Menu Card From The Wedding Of British Royals Prince William And The Duchess Of Cambridge Is To Go Up For Auction.
The rare document for guests at the nuptials in 2011 details the lavish three-course meal the wedding party tucked into following the ceremony, including marinated salmon, saddle of lamb, and a dessert of honey ice cream, sherry trifle and chocolate parfait.
The meal was washed down with fine wines including a 2004 L'Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol and a 2009 Meursault Domaine Guyot-Javillier, and the bride and groom were toasted with Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne.
The menu is printed on ivory card stock and contains the heraldic badge of the groom's father Charles, Prince of Wales, and a green border trimmed with gold. It will go on sale via Nate D. Sanders Auctions on 29 October (15), with bidding opening at $1,000 (£625).
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Actor Jackie Chan Greeted Britain's Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge And The Chinese President At An Arts Event In London On Wednesday (21oct15).
The Rush Hour star posed for photographs with Prince William and his wife Catherine, as well as President Xi Jinping, at the cultural exchange organised as part of the Chinese leader's state visit to the U.K.
As well as meeting the Hong Kong-born action star, the dignitaries were also introduced to actors from U.K. TV series Poldark, watched a demonstration of Chinese singing and dancing, looked over a Doctor Who exhibit, and were treated to an extract from the West End play Matilda.
The theme of the event at London mansion Lancaster House was U.K. and Chinese creative collaborations and comes as the countries' governments announced a number of deals aimed at strengthening artistic and industrial ties.
The Duchess Of Cambridge's Brother James Middleton Has Dismissed Reports Suggesting He Has Split From His Tv Presenter Girlfriend Donna Air.
James began dating the former model and actress after meeting through their mutual friend, Princess Eugenie, in 2013.
Rumours recently surfaced alleging the couple had called it quits, but Middleton and Air have now addressed the speculation by releasing a joint statement to British newspaper The Mail on Sunday.
"Mark Twain once complained that reports of his death were exaggerated," they wrote. "A few days ago we were equally amazed to read the obituaries of our relationship splashed across the national press.
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British Royal Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge Went To Jail On Friday (25sep15) To Discover What Life Is Like Behind Bars.
Prince William's wife visited inmates at a women's prison in Surrey, England in conjunction with the charity Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt).
The Duchess was able to see an addiction treatment program in action and learn about how inmates with substance abuse issues can be helped.
During the visit, the royal said, "I was reminded today how addictions lie at the heart of so many social issues and how substance misuse can play such destructive role in vulnerable people's lives. I saw again today that a failure to intervene early in life to tackle mental health problems and other challenges can have profound consequences for people throughout their lives."
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British Tv Presenter Donna Air Has Reportedly Split From James Middleton, The Brother Of The Duchess Of Cambridge, After Two-and-a-half Years Together.
The former model began a romance with Middleton in February, 2013 but they have now decided to call time on their relationship, according to editors at British newspaper The Sun.
A source tells the publication, "The split happened a couple of weeks ago and it was James' decision. He just didn't think it was going to go the distance."
In a post on Instagram.com on Wednesday (23Sep15), former The Big Breakfast host Air apparently hinted at the split by posting an image of a chalk board emblazoned with the message: "Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be."
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Date of birth
9th January, 1982