Mother: Carole (Goldsmith) Middleton, former flight attendant
: Prince William
, The Duke of Cambridge (April 29, 2011-present)
Children: George Alexander Louis and Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
Education: University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, 2005, MA, Art History
A commoner, she is the eldest of three children of self-made millionaires.
Her engagement ring belonged to Princess Diana.
2001 - Meets Prince William at University of St. Andrews.
2002-2005 - Shares living quarters with William and several other college students.
2003 - Begins dating Prince William around Christmas.
April 1, 2004 - First public sighting of the couple, a ski trip in Switzerland, is reported.
2006-2007 - Works as an accessories buyer for British ladies' fashion chain store Jigsaw.
March 2007 - Ends relationship with Prince William, but within months they are on again.
October 2010 - Becomes engaged to Prince William during a trip to Kenya.
November 16, 2010 - Prince Charles officially announces the engagement to the world.
November 23, 2010 - Wedding date and place is announced: April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey.
April 29, 2011
- Marries Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey
and becomes Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.
June 2011 - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make an apartment on the grounds of Kensington Palace their London home.
June 30-July 8, 2011 - The couple's first official trip to a foreign country, Canada.
July 8-10, 2011 - Visits Los Angeles where she and Prince William visit Hollywood, Skid Row and veterans. It is her first trip to the United States.
July 22, 2011 - Her wedding dress is put on display at Buckingham Palace.
January 5, 2012 - Announces the four charities she will support as a patron: the Art Room, which helps disadvantaged children express themselves through art; the National Portrait Gallery, which houses a famous collection of royal paintings and photographs; East Anglia's Children's Hospices, which helps children with life threatening conditions; and Action on Addiction, which assists those with addiction issues.
March 19, 2012 - Gives her first official public address at East Anglia's Children's Hospice facility in Ipswich, England.
September 2012 - The French magazine Closer runs photographs of the Duchess privately sunbathing topless. The pictures also run in the Irish Daily Star newspaper. Prince William and the Duchess are to file a criminal complaint with French authorities accusing the photographer of invasion of privacy.
September 17, 2012 - The Duchess and Prince William file a criminal complaint in France against the photographer who took pictures of the Duchess privately sunbathing topless. They are seeking damages and would like to prevent further publication of the photos. The French magazine Closer, the Irish Daily Star and Italian magazine Chi have each published some of the topless photos.
December 3, 2012
- The royal household announces that Duchess Catherine is pregnant
. According to the announcement, she is admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness.
July 22, 2013 -
Duchess Catherine gives birth to the couple's first child, a son weighing 8 lbs, 6 oz. The baby is named Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.
May 2, 2015 -
Duchess Catherine gives birth to the couple's second child, a girl weighing 8 lbs, 3 oz. She is named Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.
April 30, 2016 - As part of a partnership with the British National Portrait Gallery
, the Duchess of Cambridge will appear on the cover of the centenary issue of fashion magazine British Vogue, and have two of her portraits hung in the gallery.