We take a brief look at the life of commoner Kate Middleton before she married Prince William and became the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate Middleton or Catherine Elizabeth – the Duchess of Cambridge was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on the ninth day of January 1982.
According to her parents, Kate Middleton was christened a couple of months later after her birth at St Andrew’s Bradfield, Berkshire.
She is the first of three children born to Carole Elizabeth and Michael Middleton who both worked as flight attendants. At the moment Kate Middleton’s parents run a successful mail order company, which the media say is worth over £30 million, making it one of the biggest companies in England.
Kate grew up in Chapel Row at Bucklebury, which is a village near Newbury in Berkshire.
In 1984 little Kate moved to Amman Jordan and lived there for about two years because her parents had been transferred by the company they worked for, the British Airways.
After her return from Jordan, Kate attended the St Andrews School in Berkshire then continued her education at Marlborough College – a renowned boarding school. After completing Marlborough College she continued to the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. And it was in this university that she met her future husband – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
The two lovers began a relationship that saw its ups and downs for several years until in the year 2011 they finally got married in Westminster Abbey. Their marriage is reported to have been viewed live on Television and on the Internet by over 2 billion people worldwide.