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.
The Duchess of Cambridge provides the biggest boost to a brand's desirability after wearing one of their outfits
While Meghan Markle has been wowing crowds both back home and away as she and Prince Harry take part in their first overseas tour since becoming a married couple, it seems the original Duchess, Kate Middleton, reigns supreme as the biggest royal fashion influencer.
The Duchess of Cambridge is the royal most people want to dress like
In a recent survey conducted by Brand Finance's British Luxury 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge - who has been married to Prince William since 2011 - was found to have increased a brand’s popularity among 38 per cent of US shoppers.
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The Duke and Duchess welcome a baby boy.
The fifth in line to the British throne is set to be born imminently as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour. Kensington Palace announced the news this morning and the press are awaiting the new baby's arrival at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Cambridge's Shamrock Parade
The 36-year-old future Queen consort, known informally as Kate Middleton, is finally giving birth to her third child with Prince William. There's no word on whether to expect a Prince or a Princess, though Alice and Arthur are currently the bookies' favourites for baby names.
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During a royal engagement this week, Prince William told another parent that his son already "doesn't want to go" to school every day.
It’s been just three weeks since the world saw him about to experience his first day of school, but according to his father, young Prince George is already fed up with school and getting up every morning.
On an official engagement in Milton Keynes on Tuesday (September 26th), The Duke of Cambridge told another parent that four year old George, who started reception at Thomas’s in Battersea earlier this month, was starting to lose his enthusiasm for school already.
Prince William has been taking his eldest child to school every day, with The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton staying at home because of extreme morning sickness, as she’s pregnant with their third baby. While George looked nervous but happy three weeks ago as William walked him through the school gates, the appeal of learning Monday to Friday is already waning.
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The Duke of Cambridge was glad the first school run went well.
Prince George attended his first day of school this week, and it might surprise you that rather than one of their many nannies doing the school run, he was accompanied by his father William, Duke of Cambridge. Of course, his wife wasn't able to attend due to illness.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children George and Charlotte
The 4-year-old heir to the throne arrived at Thomas's Battersea with Prince William while Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stayed at Kensington Palace to rest up having been suffering from acute Hyperemesis Gravidarum with her third pregnancy.
Continue reading: Prince William Brings George Along For First Day Of School
Kensington Palace reveals news of royal baby number three.
The royal household is expanding yet again as Kensington Palace announces the future arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child. It's very early days as of yet, but the Duchess has been exceedinly unwell - as she has come to expect with her pregnancies.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a public engagement at Kensington Palace's White Garden
Catharine, the Duchess of Cambridge is actually less than 12 weeks pregnant, but given that she has been struggling with severe morning sickness regularly, she has been forced to pull out of a recent public appearance. The Palace decided to announce their happy news early, so that any future absences aren't met with worried speculation.
Continue reading: The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Have Their Third Child On The Way
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
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge at the world premiere of 'A Street Cat Named Bob' held at the Curzon Mayfair. The movie is based on the true life story of James Bowen and his cat Bob - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd November 2016
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at the world premiere of 'A Street Cat Named Bob' held at the Curzon Mayfair. The movie is based on the true life story of James Bowen and his cat Bob - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd November 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, visit the London Eye on World Mental Health Day with the charity Heads Together - London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th October 2016
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
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.
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.
Date of birth
9th January, 1982