Kate Middleton

Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, unique name in full Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, byname Kate, (conceived January 9, 1982, Reading, Berkshire, England), partner (2011-) of Prince William, duke of Cambridge and second in line to the British high position.

Catherine was the oldest of three offspring of Michael and Carole Middleton; her kin were Philippa (Pippa) and James. Her folks met while filling in as airline stewards at British Airways, and in 1987 they established a mail-request business selling supplies for youngsters’ gatherings. The outcome of that endeavor, alongside a family legacy, permitted them to send Catherine to a private academy and afterward to the lofty Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England. At Marlborough, Catherine (then, at that point, called Kate) was known as a serious practical understudy, succeeding in both sports — she captained the school field hockey group — and scholastics.