Who is Kate Middleton?
Kate Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Duchess, was married to Prince William in 2011 at Westminster Abbey. She is the mother of Prince George, who is third in line for the throne. Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are also her children.
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, GCVO, is a British royal. Prince William, Duke, and Duchess of Cambridge is her husband. This makes Catherine a likely future queen consort.
Kate Middleton was named Catherine, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge on the day she married Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London. Shortly before the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II gave Kate the title.
Middleton gave birth on July 22, 2013, to Prince George, third in line for the throne. This was amid a media frenzy around the world. On May 2, 2015, she gave birth to Charlotte, her fourth child. Louis followed on April 23, 2018.
Kate Middleton’s Siblings and Parents
Carole and Michael Middleton are Kate Middleton’s parents.
Kate’s mother was a coal miner and builder from a working-class background. Dorothy Goldsmith, her maternal grandmother, encouraged her children to set high goals. Kate’s mother, Dorothy Goldsmith, encouraged her children to aim high. She became an airline hostess, which was a very glamorous job at the time.
Carole met Michael Middleton while working at British Airways. His wealthy family is from Leeds and has strong ties to the British aristocracy. Soon after, the couple got married.
Her parents started a mail-order company selling party goods in 1987. It was a huge success and made the Middleton family multimillionaires.
Kate Middleton met William in Fife (Scotland) in 2001, when she was a student at the University of St. Andrews. They were married at Westminster Abbey, London, on April 29, 2011.
Kate Middleton moved to Scotland in 2001 to study art history at the University of St. Andrews. There she met Prince William, second in his line to the British throne (after Charles, her father). They began to date, but their relationship was only made public when photographed together in Switzerland in 2004. Kate tried to keep her private life secret, despite constant intrusions from the paparazzi. After graduating from St. Andrews, Kate briefly worked as an accessory buyer at a clothing retailer. Later, she took on various roles for her parents’ business and did much charitable work.
Kate Middleton’s Early Life and Education
Middleton was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton in Reading, Berkshire, on January 9, 1982. Kate and her siblings had no desire for more because of their parents’ newfound income and business success.
Kate was educated at boarding schools such as Downe House, St. Andrew’s Prep School, and Marlborough College. There were many conflicts during her time at boarding school. Kate was 14 when she left Downe House, an all-girls boarding school. She was bullied and taunted by other students.
Some mean-spirited boys started rating the incoming students based upon their personality and attractiveness on Kate’s first day at coed Marlborough. They gave Kate a 2/10.
Kate Middleton Friends First
William and Middleton shared a dormitory at college called St. Salvator’s Hall. They also shared many classes and became close friends.
They shared breakfast together and walked to class together. However, they were not romantically interested at first. Middleton was in a relationship with Rupert Finch, a senior. William was too busy dealing with the media and figuring out his feelings about his new school.
Kate Middleton Royal Romance
Middleton wore a revealing gown to an exclusive fashion show fundraiser in 2002. William was also present at this charity event and was intrigued by Kate in a new manner. Middleton rejected the advances of the future king and tried to engage her romantically.
Middleton and her boyfriend, William, graduated at the end of the 2002 school term. The couple quickly split over distance issues. Middleton, who was now single, and her sophomore year of high school, was invited by William to live in a flat. This allowed them to grow their blossoming romance.
Middleton’s first few years in London didn’t see much change. Due to the prince’s distrust of the media, the couple kept their relationship secret. They agreed to not hold hands or sit together at dinner parties. The press seemed to be largely unimpressed by this.
In 2004, Kate was captured by the paparazzi on a royal family ski vacation. After intense scrutiny of her relationship with William, Kate was quickly a tabloid favorite. They graduated that summer together, Middleton receiving an honors degree as an art historian.
In February 2006, Middleton was given her own 24-hour security team from the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department. Rumors circulated that Middleton was being prepared for a role as a royal. Middleton had to manage the paparazzi frenzy alone, as William was heading off to a military school.
Kate Middleton Public Split
Publicly, William and Middleton split in April 2007. William apparently ended their five-year-long relationship over the phone after being pressured by the royals to either propose to Middleton or allow her to move on with her own life.
However, media reports claimed otherwise. Middleton was seen at many royal events with the prince just a few months later. Rumors also suggested that the couple was living together. Both sides denied the rumors.
Kate Middleton’s Marriage Proposal and Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring
Middleton and William were engaged to each other on November 16, 2010. The prince proposed to Kate while on vacation in Kenya. He presented Kate with the engagement rings worn by Princess Diana. Garrard, a crown jeweler, created the buzz. It features a 12 carat oval Ceylon sapphire set with white gold and 14 solitaire diamonds. According to Garrard, the ring was inspired by a brooch Prince Albert made in 1840 as a wedding present for Queen Victoria. It is now available for purchase at Garrard. It’s beautiful, and I hope it will be well looked after. It’s extraordinary,” Middleton stated in an engagement interview.
After their wedding, the couple announced that they would move to North Wales, where William was stationed at the Royal Air Force.
Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Every bride feels pressure when choosing the right wedding dress. We can only imagine how high these expectations will rise when we marry the heir to Britain’s throne. The Duchess of Cambridge chose to work with Sarah Burton, a British designer for Alexander McQueen, to design her historic wedding dress. The dramatic, jaw-dropping lace gown made international headlines and lived up to all the expectations.
Kate Middleton wore a Sarah Burton dress to her wedding to William on April 29, 2011. This fact was kept secret until the big day. The Queen Mother also wore a tiara she received in 1936 from King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II gave it to Middleton. Just before the wedding, Queen Elizabeth gave Kate the title of Catherine Her Royal Highness, the Duchess Of Cambridge.
According to reports, the wedding cost $34 million. $32 million was spent on security. The ceremony was attended by Sir Elton John, David Beckham, and Victoria Beckham. 23 million viewers watched it live on TV.
Kate Middleton’s Children with Prince William
Middleton gave birth on July 22, 2013, at 4:24 pm (local time). Her son, Prince George Alexander Louis, was 8 pounds and 6 ounces in weight. After Prince Charles and William, Prince George is the third in line for the British throne.
After almost a year of speculation and baby rumors, St. James Palace announced that Middleton & William had their first child on December 3, 2012. Middleton was admitted to King Edward VII hospital in London for acute morning sickness.
In anticipation of William’s arrival, international media outlets started to establish a regular presence at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. St. Mary’s was also the hospital where Princess Diana gave rise to William and Prince Harry.
Middleton gave birth on May 2, 2015, to Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. She weighed 8 pounds, and 3 ounces at St. Mary’s Hospital at 8:34 am local time. After Prince George, the baby was the fifth great-grandchild of the Queen and fourth in line for the throne. In September 2014, the Queen announced her second pregnancy.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born at 11:01 am local time at St. Mary’s Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. Prince Louis will be fifth in the line for the throne, following Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, and Prince Harry. A recent change in succession rules gives priority to birth order rather than gender, leaving Charlotte a distant second.
Kensington Palace announced that the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge would be having their third child in September 2017. According to the statement, the Duchess was experiencing severe morning sickness (also known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum) as she experienced during her pregnancies, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Catherine was the oldest of three children born to Michael and Carole Middleton. Her siblings were Philippa (Pippa) and James. After meeting while working as flight attendants for British Airways, her parents started a mail-order company selling children’s parties. They were able to send Catherine to Marlborough College in Wiltshire after their success with that business venture. Catherine, then known as Kate, was a highly motivated student at Marlborough. She excelled in athletics (she coached the school’s field hockey team) and academics.
Kate Middleton Careers
Career and early life
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was the daughter of an upper-middle-class couple. She was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, on January 9, 1982. On June 20, 1982, she was baptized at St Andrew’s Bradfield.  She’s the oldest of three children to Michael Middleton (b. 1949] He and Carole (nee Goldsmith, b. 1954) and his wife, Carole (nee Goldsmith; b. Her family is connected to the British aristocracy through blood connections. They also benefit financially from trust funds that they established over 100 years ago. Party Pieces, a privately held mail-order company, sells party supplies and decorations with an estimated value of PS30 million. Her maternal family is descended from coal miners and is described as working-class. She has a younger sister Pippa and a younger brother James. Middleton was born in Bucklebury, England’s county of Berkshire.
Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge, her full-time job. She worked in various fields before she married William and graduated college.
As the girlfriend of the prince, it was hard to find a job. The royal family had to be respected while still allowing Middleton flexibility to travel at short notice. Middleton was finally offered a position as an assistant accessory buyer at Jigsaw, a British clothing chain based in London. Later, it was reported that Middleton left the company to pursue portrait photography.
Kate Middleton , her brother James and The Cake Kit Company founder, had been planning to open a bakery. It was designed to encourage children to learn how to bake cakes and make it easier for them.
Some Moments Captured from life of Kate Middleton