Kate Middleton is the wife o Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about the Duchess of Cambridge!
1.Her full name is Catherine Elizabeth Middleton.
2. She was born on January 9, 1982.
3. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading to an upper-middle-class family.
4. She was christened at St Andrew’s Bradfield, Berkshire, on 20 June 1982.
5. She is the eldest of three children born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and flight attendant, respectively, who in 1987 founded Party Pieces, a mail order private company that sells party supplies and decorations with an estimated worth of £30 million.
6. The family of her father Michael has ties to British aristocracy and benefitted financially from trust funds which they had established over 100 years ago.
7. Her Middleton relatives were reported as having played host to British royalty “as long ago as 1926”.
8. She has a younger sister, Philippa “Pippa”, and a younger brother, James.
9. Michael Middleton worked for British Airways (BA), in Amman, Jordan, from May 1984 to September 1986.
10. In Jordan, Catherine Middleton went to an English-language nursery school before returning to their home in Berkshire.
11. Following her return from Amman in 1986, Middleton was enrolled at the age of four at St Andrew’s School, a private school near the village of Pangbourne in Berkshire.
12. She boarded part-weekly at St Andrew’s in her later years.
13. She then studied briefly at Downe House.
14. She was a boarder at Marlborough College, a co-educational independent boarding school in Wiltshire, and graduated in 2005, from the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, with an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in the history of art.
15. In November 2006, Middleton accepted a position as an accessory buyer with the clothing chain Jigsaw, where she worked part-time until November 2007.
16. She also worked until January 2011 at Party Pieces; her role within the family business included catalogue design and production, marketing and photography
17. In 2001, Middleton met Prince William while they were both students in residence at St Salvator’s Hall at the University of St Andrews.
18. The couple began dating in 2003, although their relationship remained unconfirmed.
19. On 17 October 2005, Middleton complained through her lawyer about harassment from the media, stating that she had done nothing significant to warrant publicity.
20. Media attention increased around the time of her 25th birthday in January 2007, prompting warnings from both the Prince of Wales and Prince William and from Middleton’s lawyers, who threatened legal action.
21. Two newspaper groups, News International, which publishes The Times and The Sun; and the Guardian Media Group, publishers of The Guardian, decided to refrain from publishing paparazzi photographs of her.
22. Kate Middleton attended Prince William’s Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 15 December 2006.
23. On 17 May 2008, Middleton attended the wedding of Prince William’s cousin Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly, which the prince did not attend.
24. On 19 July 2008, she was a guest at the wedding of Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman. Prince William was away on military operations in the Caribbean, serving aboard HMS Iron Duke.
25. In 2010, Middleton pursued an invasion of privacy claim against two agencies and photographer Niraj Tanna, who took photographs of her over Christmas 2009.
26. She obtained a public apology, £5,000 in damages, and legal costs
27. In April 2007, Prince William and Middleton split up. The couple decided to break up during a holiday in the Swiss resort of Zermatt.
28. Newspapers speculated about the reasons for the split, although these reports relied on anonymous sources.
29. Kate Middleton and her family attended the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium, where she and Prince William sat two rows apart.
30. The couple were subsequently seen together in public on a number of occasions and news sources stated that they had “rekindled their relationship
31. Prince William and Catherine Middleton became engaged in October 2010, in Kenya, during a 10-day trip to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to celebrate Prince William’s passing his RAF helicopter search and rescue course.
32. Clarence House announced the engagement on 16 November 2010.
33. Prince William gave Middleton the engagement ring that had belonged to his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
34. The couple married in Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011 (St. Catherine’s Day), with the day declared a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. E
35. stimates of the global audience for the wedding ranged around 300 million or more, whilst 26 million watched the event live in Britain alone.
36. In October, several months after the wedding, Commonwealth leaders pledged that they would implement changes in British royal succession law to adopt absolute primogeniture, meaning that the first child of the Duke and Duchess would be eligible to take the throne regardless of whether it is male or female.
37. On 3 December 2012, St James’s Palace announced that the Duchess was pregnant with her first child.
38. The announcement was made earlier in the pregnancy than is usual as she had been admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness. She stayed in hospital for three days.
39. On 14 January 2013, St James’s Palace announced that the child was due to be born in July 2013, and that the condition of the Duchess was improving.
40. On 24 July 2013, Kensington Palace announced the baby’s name as George Alexander Louis.
41. The Duchess’s second pregnancy was announced on 8 September 2014.
42. As with her first pregnancy, the Duchess suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum and was required to cancel official engagements.
43. On 2 May 2015, the Duchess gave birth to a daughter. The baby’s name was announced on 4 May 2015 as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
44. Kate Middleton was formally introduced to public life on 24 February 2011, two months before the wedding, when she and Prince William attended a lifeboat-naming ceremony in Trearddur, Anglesey, in North Wales. A day later they appeared in St Andrews to launch the university’s 600th anniversary celebrations.
45. In May 2011, shortly after the wedding, Clarence House announced that the Duke and Duchess would extend their tour to visit California. This was to be the Duchess of Cambridge’s first visit to the United States.
46.The Duchess’s first official engagement after the wedding came in May, when she and her husband met Barack Obama, the President of the United States, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
47. The Duchess has a number of patronages: The Art Room, National Portrait Gallery, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice, Action on Addiction, Place2Be, Natural History Museum, Sportsaid, and The 1851 Trust.
48. The Duchess is joint Patron of 100 Women in Hedge Fund’s Philanthropic Initiatives, along with Prince William and Prince Harry.
49. She is also a local volunteer leader with the Scout Association in north Wales.
50. In October 2012, the Duchess gave her royal backing to the M-PACT programme (Moving Parents and Children Together), one of the only UK programmes to focus specifically on the impact of drug addiction on families as a whole.
51. Her first official portrait was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in January 2013, meeting mixed reviews from both critics and audiences.
52. Kate Middleton became prominent for her fashion style and has been placed on numerous “best dressed” lists.
53. She was selected by The Daily Telegraph as the “Most Promising Newcomer” in its 2006 list of style winners and losers.
54. Kate Middleton was number one on Vanity Fair’s annual Best Dressed lists in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; she also appeared as the cover star in 2012.
55. In June 2016, she took part in her first magazine shoot for Vogue’s centenary issue appearing on the cover of the magazine.
56. On 13 September 2012, it was reported that the French edition of “la presse people” magazine Closer and the Italian gossip magazine Chi, had both published photographs of the Duchess sun-bathing topless while on holiday at the Château d’Autet (a private château on a 260-ha estate 71 km north of Aix-en-Provence).
57. In December 2012, two Australian radio hosts, Michael Christian and Mel Greig, called King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes where the Duchess was an in-patient for hyperemesis gravidarum. Pretending to be the Queen and the Prince of Wales, Greig and Christian telephoned the hospital and spoke to a nurse on the Duchess’s ward, enquiring about her condition.
58. Following a hospital inquiry and a public backlash against the hoax, the nurse who put the call through to the ward, Jacintha Saldanha, committed suicide. The radio hosts subsequently apologised for their actions.
59. Following international attention regarding the wedding, Lifetime aired a TV film entitled William & Kate on 18 April 2011, in the US. The film premiered in the UK on 24 April 2011.
60. Kate Middleton was played by Camilla Luddington and Prince William by Nico Evers-Swindell.