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  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jan 09, 1982

    Birth

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jan 09, 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.




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

    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.




  • Amman, Jordan
    May, 1984

    Life in Jordan

    Amman, Jordan
    May, 1984

    In May 1984, Middleton traveled with her family to Amman, Jordan, where her father worked for British Airways. And in Jordan, Middleton attended an English-language nursery school.




  • Berkshire, England, U.K.
    Sep, 1986

    Back to Berkshire

    Berkshire, England, U.K.
    Sep, 1986

    In September 1986, the Middleton family returned to Berkshire, where Catherine was enrolled, aged four, at St Andrew's School, a private school near Pangbourne in Berkshire. In her later years, she boarded part-weekly at St Andrew's.




  • Chile and Italy
    2000

    The Gap Year

    Chile and Italy
    2000

    Before university, during a gap year, Middleton traveled to Chile to participate in a Raleigh International program and studied at the British Institute of Florence in Italy.




  • Fife, Scotland, U.K.
    2001

    First meeting

    Fife, Scotland, U.K.
    2001

    In 2001, Middleton met Prince William while they were students in residence at St Salvator's Hall at the University of St Andrews.




  • Fife, Scotland, U.K.
    2002

    Sparkling Eyes

    Fife, Scotland, U.K.
    2002

    Middleton reportedly caught William's eye at a charity fashion show at the university in 2002 when she appeared on the stage wearing a see-through lace dress.


  • Fife, Scotland, U.K.
    2003

    Dating

    Fife, Scotland, U.K.
    2003

    In 2003, The couple, Middleton and Prince William, began dating, although their relationship remained unconfirmed.


  • Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
    2005

    The Graduation

    Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
    2005

    Middleton graduated in 2005 from the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, with an undergraduate MA, master of arts, in the history of art.


  • U.K.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    Media Stocking

    U.K.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    On 17 October 2005, Middleton complained through her lawyer about harassment from the media, stating she had done nothing significant to warrant publicity.


  • England, U.K.
    Nov, 2006

    Business

    England, U.K.
    Nov, 2006

    In November 2006, Middleton worked as an accessory buyer with the clothing chain Jigsaw, where she worked part-time for a year. She also worked until January 2011 at the family business in catalogue design and production, marketing, and photography.


  • Sandhurst, Camberley, England, U.K.
    Saturday Dec 16, 2006

    The Increased Attention

    Sandhurst, Camberley, England, U.K.
    Saturday Dec 16, 2006

    On 15 December 2006, Middleton attended Prince William's Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which increased the media attention.


  • U.K.
    Tuesday Jan 09, 2007

    Legal Actions

    U.K.
    Tuesday Jan 09, 2007

    Around the time of Middelton's 25th birthday in January 2007, when the attention on Middleton and Prince William increased, prompting warnings from the Prince of Wales, Prince William, and Middleton's lawyers, who threatened legal action. Two newspaper groups, News International, which publishes The Times and The Sun, and the Guardian Media Group, publishers of The Guardian, decided to refrain from publishing paparazzi photographs of her.


  • Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
    Apr, 2007

    The Break Up

    Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
    Apr, 2007

    In April 2007, Prince William and Middleton ended their relationship. The couple decided to break up during a holiday in the Swiss resort of Zermatt. Newspapers speculated about the reasons for the split, although these reports relied on anonymous sources.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jul 19, 2008

    The Wedding of Lady Rose Windsor

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Jul 19, 2008

    On 19 July 2008, she was a guest at the wedding of Lady Rose Windsor and George Gilman. Prince William was away on military operations in the Caribbean, serving aboard HMS Iron Duke.


  • U.K.
    2010

    Invasion of Privacy

    U.K.
    2010

    In 2010, Middleton pursued an invasion of privacy claim against two agencies and photographer Niraj Tanna, who took photographs of her over Christmas 2009. She obtained a public apology, £5,000 in damages, and legal costs.


  • Meru, Kenya
    Oct, 2010

    Engaged

    Meru, Kenya
    Oct, 2010

    In October 2010, Prince William and Catherine Middleton became engaged in Kenya, during a 10-day trip to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to celebrate his passing the RAF helicopter search and rescue course.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

    The Announcement

    London, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

    Clarence House announced the engagement on 16 November 2010. Kate reverted her name to Catherine, to be more formal. Prince William gave Middleton the engagement ring that had belonged to his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Dec, 2010

    First Public Appearance

    London, England, U.K.
    Dec, 2010

    In December 2010, Middleton's first public appearance with Prince William following the announcement of their engagement was at a fundraising event organized by the Teenage Cancer Trust.


  • Wales, England, U.K.
    Friday Feb 25, 2011

    Formally Introduced

    Wales, England, U.K.
    Friday Feb 25, 2011

    On 24 February 2011, Middleton was formally introduced to public life two months before the wedding, when she and Prince William attended a lifeboat-naming ceremony in Trearddur, Anglesey, in North Wales.


  • England, U.K.
    Mar, 2011

    For Charity

    England, U.K.
    Mar, 2011

    In March 2011, the Duke and Duchess set up a gift fund held by The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry to allow well-wishers who wanted to give them a wedding gift to donate money to charities they care about instead. The gift fund supported 26 charities of the couple's choice, incorporating the armed forces, children, the elderly, art, sport and conservation. These causes were close to their hearts and reflected the experiences, passions, and values of their lives.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Apr 30, 2011

    The Duchess of Cambridge

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday Apr 30, 2011

    On 29 April 2011, Middleton and Prince William got married in Westminster Abbey, with the day declared a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. Estimates of the global audience for the wedding ranged around 300 million or more, whilst 26 million watched the event live in Britain. On marriage, Catherine assumed the style "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge".


  • London, England, U.K.
    May, 2011

    The Duchess's Duties

    London, England, U.K.
    May, 2011

    In May 2011, The Duchess's first official engagement after the wedding came, in May, when she and her husband met Barack Obama, the President of the United States, and First Lady Michelle Obama.


  • Canada
    Jul, 2011

    First Royal Tour in Canada

    Canada
    Jul, 2011

    On 16 February 2011, Clarence House announced the couple, Middleton and Prince William, would have their first royal tour in Canada in July 2011.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Oct, 2011

    The British royal succession law

    London, England, U.K.
    Oct, 2011

    In October 2011, several months after the wedding of Middleton and Prince William, Commonwealth leaders pledged that they would implement changes in British royal succession law to adopt absolute primogeniture, meaning that the first child of the Duke and Duchess, whether male or female, would be next in line to the throne after their father.


  • Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Oct 26, 2011

    First Solo Event

    Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Oct 26, 2011

    On 26 October 2011, the Duchess undertook her first solo event for In Kind Direct, stepping in for the Prince of Wales, who was in Saudi Arabia.


  • Copenhagen, Denmark
    Wednesday Nov 02, 2011

    The UNICEF Visit

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Wednesday Nov 02, 2011

    On 2 November 2011, the Duke and Duchess visited the UNICEF Supply Division Centre for supplying food to malnourished African children in Copenhagen, Denmark.


  • Aldershot, Hampshire, England, U.K.
    Saturday Mar 17, 2012

    First solo military Engagement

    Aldershot, Hampshire, England, U.K.
    Saturday Mar 17, 2012

    On St. Patrick's Day, 17 March 2012, the Duchess carried out the traditional awarding of shamrocks to the Irish Guards, one of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army, at their base in Aldershot, which was her first solo military engagement.


  • Ipswich, England, U.K.
    Monday Mar 19, 2012

    First Speaking Engagement

    Ipswich, England, U.K.
    Monday Mar 19, 2012

    On 19 March 2012, the Duchess gave her first speaking engagement for the opening of the Treehouse, a new children's hospice opened by East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), a charity of which she is a patron.


  • U.K.
    2012

    The Royal Foundation

    U.K.
    2012

    In June 2012, The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry was renamed The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to reflect Catherine's contribution to the charity.


  • London, England, U.K.
    2012

    Ambassadors for The Olympics

    London, England, U.K.
    2012

    The Duke and Duchess were announced as ambassadors for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, alongside Prince Harry. As part of her role, the Duchess attended numerous sporting events throughout the games.


  • Singapore, Malaysia, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands
    Sep, 2012

    Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

    Singapore, Malaysia, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands
    Sep, 2012

    In September 2012, the Duke and Duchess embarked on a tour of Singapore, Malaysia, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. During this overseas visit, she made her first official speech abroad, while visiting a hospice in Malaysia, drawing on her experience as a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices.


  • England, U.K.
    2012

    Coach Core

    England, U.K.
    2012

    In 2012, together with the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Catherine launched Coach Core. The program was set up following the 2012 Olympics and provides apprenticeship opportunities for people who desire to pursue a career as a professional coach.


  • U.K.
    Oct, 2012

    M-PACT

    U.K.
    Oct, 2012

    In October 2012, the Duchess gave her royal patronage to the M-PACT program, Moving Parents and Children Together, one of the only UK programs to focus specifically on the impact of drug addiction on families.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Monday Dec 03, 2012

    Expecting a Baby

    London, England, U.K.
    Monday Dec 03, 2012

    On 3 December 2012, St James's Palace announced that the Duchess was pregnant with her first child. The announcement was made earlier in the pregnancy than is usual as she had been admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness. She remained in the hospital for three days.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Monday Jul 22, 2013

    Prince George

    London, England, U.K.
    Monday Jul 22, 2013

    On 22 July 2013, Middleton's first child, Prince George, was born at St Mary's Hospital.


  • New Zealand and Australia
    2014

    The Tour

    New Zealand and Australia
    2014

    At the beginning of March 2014, details were announced of the half-month-long tour to New Zealand and Australia, that the Duke, the Duchess, and their son, Prince George, would be taking from 16 to 25 April. The tour was Catherine's first visit to the area and Prince George's first major public appearance since his christening in October 2013. The tour began in New Zealand, where they visited Wellington, Blenheim, Auckland, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Christchurch. It ended in Australia, where they visited Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Brisbane, Uluru, Adelaide, and Canberra.


  • France
    Jun, 2014

    The Commemoration

    France
    Jun, 2014

    In June 2014, the Duke and the Duchess visited France to attend the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings at Gold Beach.


  • England, U.K.
    Monday Jul 21, 2014

    Announcement of Second Pregnancy

    England, U.K.
    Monday Jul 21, 2014

    On 21 July 2014, it was announced that the Duchess would be making her first solo trip, visiting the island of Malta on 20–21 September 2014, when the island was celebrating its 50th independence anniversary. However, her trip was cancelled, with the Duke taking her place, after the announcement of her second pregnancy in early September.


  • U.K.
    2014

    A British Cultural Icon

    U.K.
    2014

    In 2014, the Duchess was already being regarded as a British cultural icon, with young adults from abroad naming her among a group of people who they most associated with UK culture. These included William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth II, David Beckham, J. K. Rowling, The Beatles, Charlie Chaplin, Elton John, and Adele.


  • New York, U.S.
    Dec, 2014

    Visiting The Metropolitan Museum

    New York, U.S.
    Dec, 2014

    In December 2014, the Duke and the Duchess visited the United States and attended a charity dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Saturday May 02, 2015

    Princess Charlotte

    London, England, U.K.
    Saturday May 02, 2015

    On 2 May 2015, Middleton's second child, Princess Charlotte, was born at St Mary's Hospital.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Dec, 2015

    RAFAC

    London, England, U.K.
    Dec, 2015

    In December 2015, she assumed the patronage of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) for youths 12–19 years of age. The Duke of Edinburgh, who had been the patron of the RAF Cadets for 63 years, formally handed over during an audience at Buckingham Palace.


  • Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
    Feb, 2016

    Young Minds

    Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
    Feb, 2016

    In February 2016, she traveled to Edinburgh to promote the work of Place2Be (a children's mental health charity that provides mental health counseling support and training to schools to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers, and staff.), launched Children's Mental Health Week, and contributed to the HuffPost UK as a part of the Young Minds Matter movement, an effort to raise awareness for children's mental health issues.


  • Asia
    Apr, 2016

    India and Bhutan

    Asia
    Apr, 2016

    In April 2016, the Duchess and her husband undertook a tour to India and Bhutan.


  • Canada
    Sep, 2016

    Another Tour in Canada

    Canada
    Sep, 2016

    In September 2016, the Duke and Duchess toured Canada again.


  • Netherlands
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    First solo foreign Trip

    Netherlands
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

    On 11 October 2016, the Duchess made her first solo foreign trip to The Netherlands.


  • Luxembourg
    May, 2017

    The Treaty of London commemorations

    Luxembourg
    May, 2017

    In May 2017, the Duchess visited Luxembourg City for the Treaty of London commemorations.


  • U.K.
    2017

    The Patronage

    U.K.
    2017

    In 2017, The Duchess replaced the Queen as patron of The Lawn Tennis Association, All England Club, and Action for Children, a UK children's charity committed to helping vulnerable children, young people, and their families.


  • France, Poland, Germany, and Belgium
    2017

    Travelling Europe

    France, Poland, Germany, and Belgium
    2017

    In 2017, the Duke and the Duchess visited many countries, including France, Poland, Germany, and Belgium.


  • Europe
    Jan, 2018

    Sweden and Norway

    Europe
    Jan, 2018

    In January 2018, the Duke and the Duchess visited Sweden and Norway.


  • England, U.K.
    Jan, 2018

    The Little Princess Trust

    England, U.K.
    Jan, 2018

    In January 2018, locks of the Duchess's hair were reportedly donated to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children diagnosed with cancer.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Feb, 2018

    RCOG

    London, England, U.K.
    Feb, 2018

    In February 2018, the Duchess became the patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a professional association based in London, United Kingdom. Its members, including people with and without medical degrees, work in the field of obstetrics and gynecology (O&G), that is, pregnancy, childbirth, and female sexual and reproductive health.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Mar, 2018

    Victoria and Albert Museum

    London, England, U.K.
    Mar, 2018

    In March 2018, Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Cambridge would become the first royal patron of the Victoria and Albert Museum.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Monday Apr 23, 2018
    19 PM

    Prince Louis

    London, England, U.K.
    Monday Apr 23, 2018
    19 PM

    On 23 April 2018, Middleton's third child, Prince Louis, was born at St Mary's Hospital.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Jun, 2019

    Succeeding The Queen

    London, England, U.K.
    Jun, 2019

    In June 2019, Catherine succeeded the Queen as patron of the Royal Photographic Society.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Jul, 2019

    Backyard Nature

    London, England, U.K.
    Jul, 2019

    In July 2019, she lent her support to Backyard Nature, a campaign created to inspire children, families, and communities to get outside and engage with nature.


  • Pakistan
    Oct, 2019

    The tour of Pakistan

    Pakistan
    Oct, 2019

    In October 2019, the Duchess accompanied her husband on a tour of Pakistan, which was the royal family's first visit to the country in 13 years.


  • England, U.K.
    Dec, 2019

    The Family Action

    England, U.K.
    Dec, 2019

    In December 2019, Catherine succeeded the Queen as Royal Patron of Family Action, a charity in England founded in 1869. It provides support for families, including financial and mental health issues relating to them.


  • London, England, U.K.
    Dec, 2019

    The Earth shot Prize

    London, England, U.K.
    Dec, 2019

    In December 2019, after consulting various organizations and experts, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the Earth shot Prize, which would be given to five individuals or organizations who could come up with solutions for environmental problems between 2021 and 2030. The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would run the project, which is also supported by philanthropists.


  • England, U.K.
    Mar, 2020

    Mental health through The Pandemic

    England, U.K.
    Mar, 2020

    In late March 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started supporting a new mental health initiative by the Public Health England amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.


  • U.K.
    May, 2020

    Hold Still

    U.K.
    May, 2020

    In May 2020, the Duchess as the patron of the National Portrait Gallery launched "Hold Still", a project to capture people's lives in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic


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