The Royal Wedding 29th April 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton were married at Westminster Abbey in London on 29th April 2011. Royal Wedding 2011 Info covers all of the latest news, analysis, insight and discussion. The Royal Couple are now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate Middleton

Full Name: Catherine Elizabeth (Kate) Middleton
Date of Birth: 9th January 1982
Place of Birth: Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire, England
Eye Colour: Hazel
Height: 5ft and 10 inches
Parents: Michael Francis Middleton and Carole Elizabeth Middleton (née Goldsmith)
Siblings: Philippa Charlotte Middleton (born 1983) and James William Middleton (born 1987)

Interesting & Fun Facts About Kate Middleton

  • When they marry, Kate will be oldest royal bride in history.
  • Kate is allergic to horses.
  • Kate was a model at university.
  • Kate prefers the name Catherine in everyday life.
  • Kate's nickname in the British tabloids was Waitey Katey.
  • Kate was a Brownie (Girl Scout) as a child.
  • Kate's mother was a flight attendant and her father an airline pilot before setting up a mail order family business called Party Pieces. 
  • Although consider a commoner in the UK, Kate is a distant relative of George Washington (founding father of America)

Kate Middleton’s parents were determined to give Kate the best education possible.

From the age of four to eleven, Kate attended St Andrew’s Prep School in Pangbourne, Berkshire, followed by two years at Downe House in Newbury.

Kate later went on to attend Marlborough College in Wiltshire and St Andrews University in Scotland.

Kate performed well, academically,  gaining high grade passes in eleven GCSE and three good A-levels.

Before attending St Andrews University, where she studied History of Art, Kate decided to embark on a gap year travelling around Italy and South America.

Kate’s love of fashion became obvious when she modelled in a college fashion show called “Don’t Walk” sponsored by Yves St Laurent.

Kate famously caught Prince William’s eye on the “Don’t Walk” catwalk, whilst modelling the “see through dress”.

Since Kate began dating Prince William, she has appeared on several best-dressed lists and has been selected by various newspapers and magazines for fashion related awards.

Kate went on to pursue her ‘passion for fashion’ through her work at the fashion retailer Jigsaw.
Click on the links below to find out more about Kate’s love for fashion.

Key Dates

January 9 1982
Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton born in Reading, Berkshire.

Kate Middleton attends Marlborough College a co-educational independent (public) school in Wiltshire.

Kate Middleton attends the University of St. Andrews in Fife where she met Prince William.

Kate graduates from St Andrews with a 2:1 (Hons) in the History of Art.

November 2006
Kate Middleton starts work as a buyer with the retail clothing chain Jigsaw.

April 14 2007
It was widely reported int he British media that Kate Middleton and Prince William had ended their relationship.

June 2007
Kate Middleton and Prince William insist they are just good friends after reports of a reconciliation.

November 2010
Prince William and Kate Middleton become engaged in Kenya. 

November 16 2010
Clarence House officially announce the royal engagement.

April 29 2011
Royal Wedding 2011