Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on 9 January 1982. She is the eldest of three children born to Michael Middleton and his wife, Carole. She studied art history at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She met Prince William while they were students at St Salvator’s Hall. The couple married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. In 2012 and 2013, Time magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
About Catherine Middleton in brief
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on 9 January 1982. She is the eldest of three children born to Michael Middleton and his wife, Carole. She studied art history at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She met Prince William while they were students at St Salvator’s Hall. The couple married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. In 2012 and 2013, Time magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her charity work focuses mainly on issues surrounding young children, addiction and art. In 2018, Catherine’s total net worth was estimated at £5–7 million, most of which is from her parents’ company, Party Pieces. She has a younger sister, Pippa, and a younger brother, James. Her father’s family has ties to British aristocracy and benefited financially from trust funds which they established over 100 years ago. Her Middleton relatives were reported as having played host to British royalty \”as long ago as 1926\”. Her parents founded Party Pieces, a privately held mail order company that sells party supplies and decorations with an estimated worth of £30 million. Her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is second in the line of succession to the British throne, making Catherine a likely future queen consort. Her children are Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry initiated the mental health awareness campaign \”Heads Together\” in April 2016. The media have called Catherine’s impact on British and American fashion the \”Kate Middleton effect\”.
She is also known for her love of art, music, and travel, and is an avid supporter of the Royal Family’s charity work, The Royal Family Foundation and The Prince’s Trust, among others. She also has a passion for fashion, having designed a number of outfits for the Royal Wedding and other high-profile events, including her own wedding dress. She lives in Kensington Palace with her husband and their three children, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Her parents own an apartment in Chelsea, London, which was estimated to be worth £1–1–4 million in 2018. Prior to her marriage, Middleton lived in an apartment owned by her parents, which she lived in alongside her sister, who was also in the same house as her father. She was a boarder at Marlborough College, a co-educational independent boarding school in Wiltshire, and graduated in 2005 with an undergraduate MA in the history of art. She briefly studied psychology before focusing solely on art history. She worked part-time as a waitress during her studies. Before university, during a gap year, she travelled to Chile to participate in a Raleigh International programme, and studied at the British Institute of Florence in Italy, and worked as a deckhand at the port of Southampton in the summer preceding university. She started working for the family business in catalogue design and production, marketing, and photography. She began working with the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which provides party essentials for sick children.