Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982.
She’s the eldest daughter of Carole and Michael Middleton, she was
raised in the upscale village of Bucklebury.
Kate came from a really normal, simple family. She attended the prestigious
Marlborough College where she excelled in sports. She then went on to ST Andrews University
in Scotland to study art history.
“She integrated perfectly well with everybody else in the class,” says her professor, Peter Humfrey. “In fact there was nothing distinctive about her at all I would say. She didn’t act with any airs or graces.”
Despite that, she still managed to attract the attention of a very distinctive classmate. At first they were just friends. But cut to 2002 and cupid’s arrow hit its mark. The couple have revealed very little publicly. They kept the romance under wraps until 2004, when paparazzi snapped a shot of the couple kissing.
“The media’s reaction to the kissing in Klosters was phenomenal,” says Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine. “I mean it was so exciting.”
William and Kate had already been living together for two years, but Kate was about to experience the royal pain of constant media attention.
Media called her “Waity Katie,” patiently waiting for her Prince Charming to pop the question. But last November the waiting was over and William presented Kate the same ring Prince Charles gave Diana.
“It’s my mother’s engagement ring and I thought it would be quite nice because obviously she’s not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all,” Prince William told ITV News. “I guess that was my way of keeping her close to it all.”
It’s attractive for many young girls out there to still see a fairy tale come true.
It’s inspiring because she is a simple, easy going girl and shows that love has no boundaries. It’s also nice to see her become a Princess just like Princess Diana.
Future potential: I believe that this shows that, people should just follow their heart.