Kate Middleton. biography
Kate Middleton was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton on January 9, 1982 in Reading, England. She grew up in a village called Chapel Row, which is near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She attended college at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where she played hockey for the university, majored in art history and met future husband, Prince William.
After college she went to work at her parents company, a successful multimillion-dollar party supply company called, “Party Pieces.” She was a project manager for the company and worked part-time as a buyer for London clothing store Jigsaw Junior. In 2008 she launched “First Birthdays” a junior line for her parents company, but left the position permanently after her engagement to Prince William was announced.
On April 29, 2011, Kate was bestowed the title of Catherine, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge by Queen Elizabeth, prior to marrying Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London.
Kate Middleton Dating History Timeline
Kate dated Willem Marx in high school. He is rumored to be her first true love.
September 2001 - March 2002
Kate and Rupert Finch dated, while attending St. Andrews University, before she met Prince William.
April 2004 - October 2010
After befriending each other in college, Kate and Prince William developed a romantic relationship, which caught the media's attention. They reportedly split up in 2007 but announced their engagement in October 2010.
October 2010 - Present
Prince William proposed to Kate, after six years of dating, while on a trip in Kenya. He proposed with his late mother's (Princess Diana) engagement ring. Their wedding was set for April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London.
April 2001 - Present
Kate and Prince William married on April 29, 2011 in front of 1,900 guests. The wedding was coined the "wedding of the century" and featured hats, flowers, carriages, choirs, a balcony kiss, and a lot of media coverage.