11 Amazing Things You May Not Know About The Most Admired Princess In the World

She's beautiful in a discreet and stylish way. And her personality has fascinating facets few people knew about.

Her friends say that she never wanted a life in the spotlight, but love didn't care about what she wanted. She fell in love with a prince and became one of the most famous and admired women in the world.

Many see Kate Middleton as the "new Lady Diana", and the British can't wait to see her as queen when William is crowned King of England. She is the definition of elegance, and her charming smile conquers anyone who sees it. Prince William also worships her and says she's a heroine mother.

Recently, Kate Middleton turned 40 and she continues to fascinate with her delightful personality that matches perfectly with her status as a royal. But her personality is more complex than many might know.

Discover 11 Interesting Things About Kate Middleton

1. The Duchess of Cambridge first appeared in a school play when she was 11 years old. She won the lead role of "Eliza" in the classic musical "My Fair Lady".

2. Kate is very competitive. She set the record for the longest and tallest jump in high school.

3. The Duchess of Cambridge conquered William in a see-through dress. It happened in 2002 when Kate attended a charity fashion show organized by her university. Kate and William met at St. Andrew's University in Fife, Scotland.

4. Kate Middleton is the first wife in the British royal family with a university degree. Kate studied abroad for a year in Florence before meeting Prince William. There she studied Art History. But she received her Masters' degree in Art at the University of St. Andrews.

5. Every time she appears in public, Kate Middleton looks impeccable. The Duchess is one of the most photographed faces in the world. But few know that Prince William's wife loves to do her own make-up. Moreover, Kate did her own makeup on her wedding day on April 29, 2019.

6. The Duchess likes wine. She loves to have a glass of red wine at the table.

7. She has a pub named after her. When she received her royal title, the Duchess of Cambridge, a pub in Windsor was renamed in her honor.

8. She makes handmade gifts and loves to cook.

"I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas. And I was worried about what to give the Queen as her Christmas present. I was thinking, 'Gosh, what should I give her?'," Kate said in an ITV documentary.

"I thought, 'I'll make her something.' Which could have gone horribly wrong. But I decided to make my granny's recipe of chutney."

"I was slightly worried about it, but I noticed the next day that it was on the table. I think such a simple gesture went such a long way for me and I've noticed since she's done that on lots of occasions and I think it just shows her thoughtfulness, really, and her care in looking after everybody."

9. She can play the flute and the piano. The Duchess of Cambridge stunned onlookers when she played the piano to accompany singer Tom Walker in a carol service at Westminster Abbey.

10. She's the family photographer. Kate loves to take pictures, and many of her children's portraits we see on the internet are made by her.

11. The Duchess is allergic to horses.

Kate Middleton has never been seen on a horseback. This is because of two reasons. The first is that she never learned horse riding growing up. The second one is more serious.

Daily Mail reported in 2009 that Kate had told Australian author Kathy Lette that she is allergic to horses.