Kate Middleton - Interesting And Fun Facts About The Princess of Wales
Members of royal families are always in the public eye, and Kate Middleton is no exception to this rule. Here are some fun & interesting facts about the princess!
A sneeze, a smile, a potential romance, a moment of weakness, an infidelity. Ordinary people will always be interested, to a greater or lesser degree, in what's going on in the world of royalty.
This interest is present even when it comes to seemingly trivial things, things you would not normally even consider. Well, we are talking about royals.
Kate Middleton – Short History
A member of the British royal family, Catherine, Princess of Wales, was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton on January 9, 1982.
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She is anticipated to become the next queen consort because she is wed to William, Prince of Wales, who is the presumptive heir to the British throne.
Born in Reading, Kate Middleton grew up in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
Prior to studying art history at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where she first met Prince William in 2001, she had her education at St Andrew's School and Marlborough College in Scotland.
Before the news of their engagement in November 2010 was made public, Kate Middleton worked in a number of professions in retail and marketing and explored charitable endeavors.
On April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey, they were wed. Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, the couple's three children, are second, third, and fourth in line for the British throne, respectively.
Interesting & Fun Facts About Kate Middleton
As expected, the media has made public many aspects of Kate Middleton's life.
And, although you may know some of these facts, we tried to put together a list of various interesting and fun facts about the Princess of Wales.
Kate Middleton Lived In Jordan As A Child
Most people undoubtedly anticipate a royal family member to have been born and reared in the UK. Meghan Markle, of course, turned out to be an exception to that norm.
It turns out, though, that Kate Middleton's upbringing included some overseas time as well.
As her father was a flight dispatcher for British Airways during that time, Kate spent three years of her early life in Amman, Jordan.
Prince William visited Jordan a few years later and even went to several of Kate's old haunts.
Interesting Nicknames Of Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton is now referred to affectionately as "Kate" or formally as "Catherine." The Princess, however, has some odd nicknames from her pre-royal days that surely wouldn't be fit for a future queen, according to The List.
The school guinea pig served as the inspiration for Kate's former moniker, "Squeak," which she once revealed to a gathering of kids.
Several years later, when Kate was a 16-year-old boarder, she received a less endearing moniker. Claudia Joseph, a royal biographer, claimed in the documentary Kate Middleton: Biography (via The Sun) that Kate once "flashed her bottom at the boys out of the window."
The Princess reportedly gained quite a reputation at school and was even given the nickname "Kate Middlebum".
She Was In A School Play That Predicted Her Future
Regardless of whether you think of fate, this tale is undoubtedly a touch odd. Hello! magazine claims that Kate Middleton once played a pivotal role in a school play that foretold a terrifying amount of things about her future.
To begin with, when Kate played a young woman who went to a destiny teller, she was just 13 years old. Kate's character was reportedly told by the fortune teller, "Soon you will meet a handsome man, a rich gentleman," to which Kate reportedly responded, "It is all I ever hoped for."
The fortune teller went on to tell Kate's character that this gentleman would fall in love with her and marry her and whisk her off to London. Even stranger still, the man turns out to be named William.
Even though she was only 13, it sounds like the casting staff at Kate's former school recognized her as the ideal choice to play a young girl whose life is permanently changed when she meets Prince William.
Kate Middleton - Duchess & Princess
The queen gave Kate the official title of Her Royal Highness (HRH) the Duchess of Cambridge after she wed Prince William in 2011.
The royal family's princes and princesses are referred to as "His Royal Highness" and "Her Royal Highness," respectively.
However, only women who were born as princesses in the UK, such as the queen's daughter Princess Anne, are permitted to use their own names as stylists. Women who marry into princely positions take up their husbands' fancy titles.
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Kate Middleton Is Reportedly Allergic To... Horses
Horses have a lengthy history with the royal family. Riding appears to be very important to the royal family, whether we are talking about polo, hunting, or the equestrian Olympics.
But as it turns out, Kate Middleton might be allergic to the family's preferred pet. Town & Country claims that Kate has never really been spotted riding a horse. The royal reportedly has a horse allergy.
Still, it’s possible that Kate might just be a little more uneasy in the saddle than having a terrible allergy.
The Connection With George Washington
At first glance, Kate Middleton appears to be the ideal English rose. She appears to have some American heritage, nevertheless. She obviously has distant ancestry with George Washington, the first U.S. president, not just any roots.
The New England Historical Genealogical Social discovered the ancestor relationship first, as CBS News reported. Kate is, as they say, Washington's eighth cousin once removed.
When she was younger, Kate Middleton loved to sail, play tennis, and play hockey.
Kate's love of sports, the great outdoors, and the natural environment, according to the royal family's official website, "stems from her own experience [...] of playing tennis, hockey, and sailing from a young age."
It Took Five Years Before She Was Formally Introduced To The Queen
Can you picture being in a relationship with someone for five years and never meeting their family? Well, Kate Middleton experienced this exact scenario.
While Kate Middleton occasionally encountered Queen Elizabeth, Prince William's grandmother, PopSugar reported that she had to wait five years before speaking to her.
Additionally, Catherine serves as a patron for more than 20 military and charitable organizations, such as Action for Children, SportsAid, and the National Portrait Gallery.
Kate Middleton works on charitable endeavors through The Royal Foundation, concentrating on topics relating to early childhood care, addiction, and the arts.
A Never-Ending Story
We can go on almost forever with these fun facts about the famous princess, whose life is so rich and complex that it is a fountain of events and information.
Still, we could also mention the fact that on her wedding day (April 29th, 2011) Kate Middleton wore a Queen Elizabeth II tiara, created by Cartier, which was worn by the late Queen in 1936.
And, of course, we have to bring up Kate's passion: photography.
Previously, Kate Middleton photographed portraits of members of the royal family, she became a patron of the Royal Society of Photographers. She is also an honorary member of the Royal Society of Photographers.
And last but not least, Kate Middleton is known to be one of the most stylish women in the world. With her images and elegance, the Princess has influenced many brands.