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  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jan 9, 1982

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Birth

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jan 9, 1982

    On 9 January 1982, Kate Elizabeth Middleton, now named Catherine, was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading into an upper-middle-class family. She is the eldest of three children, she has a younger sister, Pippa, and a younger brother, James, born to Michael Middleton and his wife Carole. Her father's family has ties to British aristocracy and benefited financially from trust funds, which they established over 100 years ago.




  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Apr 1, 1982

    Falklands War

    Leach sent orders to a Royal Navy force carrying out exercises

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Apr 1, 1982

    During a crisis meeting headed by the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Henry Leach, advised them that "Britain could and should send a task force if the islands are invaded". On 1 April, Leach sent orders to a Royal Navy force carrying out exercises in the Mediterranean to prepare to sail south.




  • United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 2, 1982

    Falklands War

    Approval was given to form a task force to retake the islands

    United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 2, 1982

    Following the invasion on 2 April, after an emergency meeting of the cabinet, approval was given to form a task force to retake the islands. This was backed in an emergency session of the House of Commons the next day.




  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 6, 1982

    Falklands War

    War Cabinet

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 6, 1982

    On 6 April, the British Government set up a War Cabinet to provide day-to-day political oversight of the campaign.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 21, 1982

    Princess Diana

    First Baby

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 21, 1982

    On 21 June 1982, the Princess gave birth to the couple's first son, Prince William.




  • Bradfield, England, U.K.
    Monday Jun 21, 1982

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Baptized

    Bradfield, England, U.K.
    Monday Jun 21, 1982

    On 20 June 1982, Catherine Middleton, then called kate, was baptized at St Andrew's parish church in Bradfield.




  • London, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 28, 1982

    Prince William

    Name announced

    London, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 28, 1982

    His names, William Arthur Philip Louis, were announced by Buckingham Palace on 28 June.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 4, 1982

    Prince William

    Baptized

    London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 4, 1982

    He was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace on 4 August, the 82nd birthday of his paternal great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Aug 12, 1982

    Falklands War

    War Cabinet dissolved

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Aug 12, 1982

    The War Cabinet met at least daily until it was dissolved on 12 August.


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