We continue to be enamored by future queen of England, Kate Middleton. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on January 9, 1982 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, and studied art history in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews, where she met Prince William in 2001. She is famously known for having a major impact on British and American fashion, which has been called the “Kate Middleton effect.” In 2012, she was selected as one of Time magazine’s Most Influential People in the world.

After meeting in 2001, Kate Middleton began dating Prince William in 2003. In 2005, she complained about harassment from the paparazzi and received her own 24-hour security in 2006. She continued to attend royal events throughout their courtship, and media attention started to increase as celebrity engagement speculations began in 2007. The famous couple finally announced their engagement in 2010 and celebrated their celebrity wedding in 2011. Middleton gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Prince George, in July 2013 and will welcome her second child in April 2015.

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