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Duchess of Cambridge 101

Hello guys! I decided that I’m going to get this blog started by talking about -admittedly- the most famous ‘princess’ out there. I’m talking of course about The Duchess of Cambridge, former miss Kate Middleton. I thought that before getting into her work and what I admire the most about her,  I should a little recap for those of you who don’t really know a lot about her, or those who would like to read more on her. Kate was born on January 9th 1982 as Catherine Elizabeth Middleton in Reading, Berkshire. She is the eldest of three children, followed by Pippa and James.

Kate as a kiddo

Kate studied History of Art at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where she met Prince William. They met back in 2001 during their freshman year and then announced their relationship in 2004, when they were pictured skiing together.

Kate at her graduation

Prince William and Kate got engaged in October 2010, while on a private holiday in Kenya and announced their engagement on November 16. Their wedding took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. Through her marriage, she became Her Royal Highness, Princess William of Wales, The Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn. She is being referred to as Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, while in Scotland she actually uses her Countess of Strathearn title. You can read more about her title and  why she is not “Princess Kate” in this post.

Prince William and Catherine have two children together, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Cambridge family during their recent Canada tour

If you want to learn more about Catherine’s biography, you have to go to Bella’s blog on Tumblr, as her Catherine’s bio page is absolutely stunning and has all the information you might need-and more! Also, if you want to keep up with Catherine and the Cambridge family, make sure to follow Megan on Twitter (royalkmiddleton).

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s lives seem like a modern fairytale, what I would like to focus on on this blog is Catherine’s work. Ever since their wedding in 2011, Kate has taken on a number of patronages. While she has been heavily criticized for her low number of engagements during her first years as a royal, I believe that now that she has found her niche in mental health awareness, she is getting better and better with each engagement she does. That’s why my next post will be about her work on mental health and specifically, the Heads Together campaign that the Duchess of Cambridge launched alongside Prince William and Prince Harry.

What is your opinion on Catherine? What is your favorite patronage of hers- do you prefer seeing her advocating for sports  or arts education, addiction recovery or highlighting the work children’s hospices do? Let me know what you think!


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