10 Things You Didn't Know About Kate Middleton

Lauren Brown | Nov 13, 2014 Celebrity Moms
10 Things You Didn't Know About Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

Sure, we know the basics about Kate Middleton -- she married her Prince William in one of the most famous ceremonies ever on April 29, 2011, and they were named the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She's a doting mom to 16-month-old son Prince George and is expecting her next prince/princess in April 2015.

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No doubt we all love Princess Kate for her style, grace, and elegance, but how well do you really know her? We dug up 10 juicy facts that will make you a royal know-it-all and love the princess even more than you already do!

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  • An Old Maid?


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    Kate was just 29 years old when she married Prince William, which, in this day and age, is considered young to walk down the aisle. But Kate was actually the oldest royal bride in history!

  • Millionaire Mom and Dad!


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    Kate's parents, Carole and Michael, are a success story in their own right. In 1987, they founded Party Pieces, a mail order company that sells party supplies and decorations. It's worth an estimated £30 million (that's a little over $47,000,000)!

  • Kissing Cousins?


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    So it's pretty far down the family tree that it shouldn't cause any alarm, but William and Kate are actually related! They're 12th cousins, once removed!

  • Childhood Dream Come True?


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    Did Kate predict her future husband would one day be a prince named William? Well, as a little girl, Kate was in a play where her character was wooed by a young, handsome blond prince named what else -- William! Coincidence? We think not!

  • Once a Fashionista, Always a Fashionista


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    It's no wonder that Kate is an international fashion icon -- fashion is one of her loves and passions. From 2006 to 2007, she worked as an accessories buyer for the British female fashion chain store Jigsaw.

  • Pop Life


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    Just some fun pop culture tidbits about our Kate. Her childhood crush was none other than Tom Cruise (all because of the movie Cocktail) and one of her current obsessions is Downton Abbey! Kate even confessed to the show's star Allen Leech that she and William love to watch together. We can only dream that one day they will make a cameo!

  • Kate Who?


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    Even though we all know and love her by the name Kate, if you ever meet the Duchess in person, know she prefers to be called Catherine!

  • Not Her Favorite Four-Legged Friend


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    With all the times we've seen Princess Kate outdoors, there's one thing we've never seen her do and that's ride a horse! Even though it seems like a very "royal" activity to take part in -- Kate is actually quite allergic to horses!

  • A Lady of Many Names


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    Kate is best known as the Duchess of Cambridge. But as a member of the Royal Family, Kate holds three other titles. While visiting Scotland, she's the Countess of Strathearn. During visits to Northern Ireland, she's known as Lady Carrickfergus. And because she's the wife of Prince William, you may also refer to her as Princess William.

  • Super Sisters


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    Always super close since they were little girls, Kate and her famous sister Pippa used to have "camping parties" in the backyard of their family's first home in Royal Berkshire. How cute!

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