Kate Middleton, also known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born in Reading, Berkshire, England on January 9, 1982, the eldest of three children, Pippa and James. Her mother, Carole, is a former flight attendant, and father, Michael, worked as a flight dispatcher for British Airlines. The couple now own Party Pieces, a successful mail order party supply company in the UK, worth an estimated å£30 million.
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Middleton attended Malborough College in Wiltshire, a private boarding school, before attending the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland and graduating in 2005 with a degree in History of Art.
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Originally, Middleton created a children’s clothing company that was set to be connected to her parent’s company, even flying abroad to meet suppliers and fashion experts. Another company even offered to partner with her. Instead, she threw out the plans in late 2006 to work as an accessory buyer for Jigsaw, a clothing chain.It was at the university that she met her future husband, Prince William, as their relationship began in 2002 after he saw her on the runway of a fashion show, until their break-up in 2007. They reunited, once again, and became engaged during a 10-day trip to Kenya in November 2010. Prince William proposed with his late mother’s sapphire ring. The two wed on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey for the event of the year with a reported global audience of 300 million viewers.In December 2012, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child, as Middleton went into labour on July 22, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital, giving birth to George Alexander Louis. The child weighed eight pounds, six ounces.Middleton has been known for making many public appearances following her marriage to Prince William and during her pregnancy attending charities, fundraisers, and public events, like the 2012 Summer Olympics.Throughout the years, Middleton has been most praised for her fashion statements and style, often making affordable purchases and wearing the same outfits more than once in public.Currently, Kate Middleton is worth an estimated $1 million dollars. Her husband, Prince William, is worth $40 million dollars.