Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (more popularly known as Kate Middleton) stole headlines on April 29, 2011 when she married Prince William, Duke of Cambridge amongst a parade of bizarre looking British hats. The Duchess met the Duke at the University of St. Andrews in 2001 and, after a short break-up in 2007, announced their engagement in 2010. Middleton was born in Reading, Berkshire to British Airways flight attendants.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth 'Kate' Middleton; born 9 January 1982) is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and a member of the British Royal Family. The Duke of Cambridge is second in line to the thrones, after his father, of the 16 Commonwealth realms and, should he eventually ascend to them, the Duchess would automatically become the Queen Consort. Catherine grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met the then Prince William of Wales 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 created a major impact upon British fashion which has been termed the 'Kate Middleton effect', and in 2012, she was selected as one of The 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine.
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