Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, GCVO is a member of the British royal family. She is married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in the line of succession to the British throne, making Catherine a likely future queen consort. Born in Reading, Middleton grew up in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 9, 1982 (40 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9th of 1982 in Reading, England. Although she would later become a member of the royal family, Kate was raised in an upper-middle-class household among two other siblings. Kate’s mother launched a successful business called Party Pieces. The company sells party supplies and was worth around $45 million as of 2011. With all that said, she does have strong ties to royalty on her father’s side. The Middleton family was closely interacting with members of the royal family as early as 1926. Multiple generations of the Middleton family have also benefited from trust funds set up over a century ago.
When Kate Middleton was 2 years old, her family moved to Jordan, where her father worked for British Airways. After returning home to England at the age of four, Kate Middleton was enrolled in St. Andrew’s School. She later studied at elite boarding schools such as Downe House School and Marlborough College before moving on to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Duchess Kate Education
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton attended St. Andrew’s School as a child and then moved into a boarding school as she aged. She attended Downe House School first which was followed by Marlborough College. Her college years were spent at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Relationship with Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William first met in 2001, when they were both students at St. Andrews. Allegedly, Prince William attended a fashion show in which Kate Middleton wore a transparent dress, sparking his interest. By 2003, they had started dating. In their second year at St. Andrews, Middleton and Prince William were roommates together with two other students. Around this point in time, Kate Middleton began to suffer harassment from media sources. This prompted a number of individuals to threaten legal action, including members of the royal family and Kate’s family lawyer. In 2007, Kate and William ended their relationship for reasons unknown. However, rumors continued to circulate not long afterward that they had got back together.
In 2010, Kate Middleton officially became engaged to Prince William. In 2011, their marriage was broadcast live to an estimated audience of 300 million. After their marriage, the royal couple toured Canada. Kate is one of the few “commoners” to marry into the royal family. In 2012, Kate announced that she was pregnant with her first child. Prince George was born in 2013. She gave birth two more times before 2018, welcoming Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis into the world.
After marrying William, she assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess Of Cambridge.” Despite her title of Duchess, she is also a princess of the United Kingdom. When she travels to Scotland, her title becomes the Countess of Strathearn. If Kate happens to be in Northern Ireland, she is referred to by a third title, “Lady Carrickfergus.”
From 2006 to 2007, Kate worked for Jigsaw, a fashion retailer. She worked for the company as a procurer of jewelry. In 2011, she worked for her family’s company, Party Pieces.