Happy Birthday to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge!
ROYAL fans wished Kate Middleton a happy birthday this morning as she turned 37.
Kensington Palace released this picture of the princess on their official Twitter page (source) to mark the occasion.
You can now read some facts about Kate below, written by Weronika Rodziewicz from class 2d.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(Born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton; 9 Januar 1982) is a memento od the British royal family. Her husband is Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is expected to become king of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms, making Catherine a likely future queen consort.
Her early life
She was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on 9 January 1982 into an upper-middle-class family. Kate came from a decidedly working-class stock of coal miners and builders on her mothers side. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Goldsmith, pushes her children to aim high and, as a result, Kate’s mother became an airline hostess- at the time, a considerably glamours job. It was on this job at British Airways that Carole met Michael Middleton, a dispatcher, whose wealthy family hails from Leeds and which had ties to British aristocracy. The couple married soon after.
Having finished studies, Kate Middleton began to work at the family “Party Pieces” company which was engaged in the delivery of holiday decoration and objects for the parties. Kate was involved in marketing: she designed catalogs and arranged photo shootings.
In 2006 she began to work in parallel at the network “Jigsaw” shop, in the purchasing department.
Kate Middleton and Prince William
In 2007 there appeared rumors that Kate and William had broken up. It was a rumor that a beauty Isabella Calthorpe became the reason for their separation. There was talk that Prince had even made her the proposal. Nevertheless, she refused, stating that she didn’t stand royal ceremonies. It’s hard to believe because the successor of the English throne doesn’t make proposals every day. Anyway, at the end of 2007 Kate and William restored their relations and on the 16th of November, 2010 they announced their engagement. The young people engaged in Kenya. After the betrothal the world media became active. It was about a slight scandal -he prince was going to marry a commoner.
Their wedding was held on the 29th of April, 2011 in London. Several hours before the wedding ceremony the Queen entitled William as Duke of Cambridge, Count of Strathearn, and Baron of Carrickfergus. After the wedding, Kate became Her Royal Highness, Duchess of Cambridge. Kate not only shocked the public with her background but also set up a kind of a record – she became the”oldest” bride of the prince in all British history. At the time of the wedding, Middleton was 29 years old
Some Facts about Kate
1. Kate is a keen photographer and took pictures for her parent’s mail order business Party Pieces.
2. Hobbies the royal likes to indulge in include walking, tennis, swimming, sailing, and painting.
3. When an undergraduate she continued playing sports and turned out for the university’s hockey team.
4. Kate followed wedding tradition, and for “something blue” had a blue ribbon sewn into the interior of her dress.
5. Kate is allergic to horses.
6. Whenever the royal is photographed wearing high street fashion the garment quickly sells out.
7. When in the capital Kate sometimes uses the London bike hire scheme.