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Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge Biography

Birth Name:
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton
Birth Place:
Reading, Berkshire, England

Fast Facts

  • Her father is a former British Airways officer and her mother a former flight attendant; they now run a successful mail-order business called Party Pieces
  • Was an A student in school, and played hockey and tennis
  • Met Prince William in 2001 at the University of St
  • Andrews, where they were both studying art history
  • Should she become Queen Catherine, she will be the first queen in British history to have a college education
  • Began dating William in 2003; they split for a few months in 2007
  • Has worked for her parents' mail-order business and as a buyer for a retail chain
  • With Prince William, started the Royal Wedding Charity Fund, which supports a variety of people and animals in need, in 2011