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Duchess of Cambridge (more)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Trooping the Colour in 2012
Spouse Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
(m. 2011)
Prince George of Cambridge
Full name
Catherine Elizabeth[fn 1]
House House of Windsor (by marriage)
Father Michael Middleton
Mother Carole Goldsmith
Born 9 January 1982 (1982-01-09) (age 38)
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Religion Anglican (Church of England)[1]

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, nicknamed "Kate", 9 January 1982) is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Their wedding took place on 29 April 2011.[2] She became Duchess of Cambridge upon her marriage to the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.

Middleton grew up in Berkshire.[3] She went to Marlborough College.[4] She met Prince William when she was studying at the University of St Andrews in 2001.[5] When they started a relationship, the attention from the media made Middleton feel harassed.[6] In April 2007, the press reported that William and Middleton had split up. They continued to be friends, and later in 2007 they got back together. Since then, Middleton has attended many royal events. Many people like her fashion sense and she has been placed on many "best dressed" lists.[7] On July 22, 2013, the Duchess gave birth to a baby boy in a London hospital. On July 24, it was announced that the baby would be called Prince George of Cambridge, with the full given name George Alexander Louis.


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  1. As a titled royal, Catherine holds no surname, but when one is used, it is Mountbatten-Windsor. Many media outlets, however, refer to her by her maiden name, Kate Middleton.