The Royal Family
— HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
This page focuses on Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (Princess Catherine), formerly Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William. Enjoy!
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton
("Kate" to family and close friends)
Nickname: Prince William calls her "Baby"
Official Name: Catherine
Official Title: Her Royal Highness,
The Duchess of Cambridge
Born: January 9, 1982
Parents: Michael & Carole Middleton
Siblings: Pippa Middleton (younger sister) and James Middleton (younger brother)
Graduated: University of St. Andrews
Married: To Prince William on Friday, April 29, 2011
Maid of Honor: Philippa "Pippa" Middleton
Bridesmaids: Lady Louise Windsor (daughter of William's Uncle Edward), the Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones and Grace van Cutsem (daughter of Will's pal Hugh) and Eliza Lopes (Camilla's granddaughter).
In-Laws: Queen Elizabeth II
and Prince Philip
HRH Prince George of Cambridge
HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Son (George) born on July 22, 2013. Weight 8lb 6oz, delivered at 4.24pm at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. His name was announced on July 24th.
Daughter (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana) born on May 2, 2015. Weight 8lb 3oz, delivered at
8:34am at the same hospital as her brother George. Her name was announced on May 4th.
The Royal Wedding took place on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11am at Westminster Abbey in London.
hobbies include recreational sports — hill walking, tennis, swimming, sailing; and the arts (photography and painting).
Following the marriage in 2011, the Royal couple resided near the RAF base in Wales, in the United Kingdom.
Kensington Palace is now their official London residence.
Tickets & Passes
The Queen bestowed the new royal title "The Duchess of Cambridge" upon Catherine. However, Kate will also be referred to as "Princess Catherine" by the people.
Brazilian Daniella Issa Helayel
Wedding Dress Designer: Sarah Burton (by the British fashion house of Alexander McQueen).
The Queen loaned Kate her Cartier "Halo" Tiara (1936) — it had been passed on to then Princess Elizabeth from her mother, Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mum) when she turned 18.
Kate's custom-designed diamond-drop earrings, featuring the new Middleton family crest, were a gift from her parents.
Wedding Band — Welsh gold band was created by Watski, using a nugget given to Prince William by Queen Elizabeth.
Engagement Ring — An 18-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds. The ring once belonged to Prince William's mother, Princess Diana.
The Wedding Bouquet:
Lily of the Valley (for return of happiness), Sweet William (for gallantry), Hyacinth (for constancy of love), and a sprig of Ivy and Myrtle (a royal tradition).
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Queen Elizabeth II
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