HRH Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
|Also Known As:||"Kate", "HRH The Duchess of Cambridge", "Catherine", "Duchess of Cambridge"|
|Birthplace:||Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England|
Daughter of Michael Middleton and Carole Elizabeth Middleton
|Managed by:||Johannes Cornelius Dykhorst|
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About Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
"Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth "Kate"; née Middleton; born 9 January 1982), is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. William is second in line of succession to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms (his father, Charles, Prince of Wales, precedes him). Upon William's succession, Catherine would become queen consort.
Catherine grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010, and she attended many high-profile royal events before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
Catherine has had a major impact upon British fashion which has been termed the "Kate Middleton effect", and in 2012, was selected as one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time. On 3 December 2012, St James's Palace announced that the Duchess was expecting her first child. She was admitted to hospital in early labour on the morning of 22 July 2013, and gave birth to Prince George of Cambridge on the same day."
Titles and styles:
9 January 1982 – 29 April 2011: Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton
29 April 2011 – present: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge
in Scotland: 29 April 2011 – present: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Strathearn
Catherine's full title and style is Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn and Lady Carrickfergus.
Unlike the majority of royal brides, and in contrast to most previous consorts-in-waiting for over 350 years, Catherine's immediate family is neither aristocratic nor royal. On the morning of their wedding day on 29 April 2011, at 8:00 am, officials at Buckingham Palace announced that in accordance with royal tradition and on recognition of the day by the Queen, Prince William was created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.
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