Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982 in Reading, England. Her parents are Carole and Michael Middleton and she has two younger siblings: Philippa and James. Middleton’s parents founded Party Pieces, a mail order company that sells party supplies and decorations and the company has made the family millionaires. Kate is most famous for dating, and recently becoming engaged to, Prince William of Wales. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this young woman.
Middleton was raised in Bucklebury, England. She attended St. Andrew’s School for primary school, then Marlborough College in Wilshire. After Marlborough, Middleton attended University of St. Andrews where she earned her degree in history of art. It was while Middleton was attending the University of St. Andrews that she met her soon-to-be husband, Prince William.
An interesting fact about Middleton’s future as a British queen is that she will be the first British queen with a college education. Princess Diana, William’s mother, had not gone to college, but instead chose “a more conventional path: a few years in London and some work in a posh kindergarten – then marriage,” according to Newsweek.
Middleton and Prince William began dating shortly after they met in 2001. They have had their rough patches – they broke up for several months in 2007 – but have always been friends. Now, family members and well-wishers are very happy to see the couple engaged. Prince Charles has said he is “thrilled, obviously,” about the engagement.
The couple will be married in 2011. EDUinReview sends our congratulations to the happy couple!
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