These causes were close to their hearts and reflected the experiences, passions and values of their lives. In January , locks of her hair were reportedly donated to the Little Princess Trust , a charity which makes wigs for children diagnosed with cancer. She said the campaign was personal to her as both her grandmother and great-grandmother were volunteer nurses.
Catherine, who has tackled issues surrounding mental health and disabilities, has made visits to charities and hospitals such as St Thomas' Hospital and Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute to spend time with mothers and children who deal with these issues. The Duchess later voluntarily talked about her problems as a mother, and admitted that she suffered a "lack of confidence" and "feelings of ignorance" during certain periods of time.
The Duchess of Cambridge also launched the Mentally Healthy Schools, a project which helps the students and staff with access "to reliable and practical resources to improve awareness, knowledge and confidence in supporting pupils' mental health.
In January , it was confirmed that the Duchess would work together with the Royal Horticultural Society as one of the co-designers for a garden display at the Chelsea Flower Show. Middleton, prominent for her fashion style, has been placed on numerous "best dressed" lists. The "Kate Middleton effect"   is the trend that the Duchess is reported to have had on others in sales of particular products. While Catherine wears items from many new designers, she has also worn dresses by Catherine Walker , who designed many of Diana's favourite evening gowns and day suits.
The Duchess, who attended the 71st British Academy Film Awards , did not participate in Time's Up movement calling for women to wear black on the red carpet. The death of Diana, Princess of Wales , in Paris while being chased by paparazzi in ,  influenced the Duke's attitude towards the media. Analysts from The Times believed the photographs were taken from the D22 Vaucluse road half a kilometre from the pool—a distance that would require an mm or a mm lens. Pretending to be the Queen and the Prince of Wales, Greig and Christian spoke to a nurse on the Duchess's ward, enquiring about her condition.
Following a hospital inquiry and a public backlash against the hoax, Jacintha Saldanha , the nurse who put the call through to the ward, committed suicide. In February , Chi published the first photos of Catherine's exposed baby bump, taken during her vacation on the private island of Mustique. The British press refused to publish the paparazzi shots.
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Many newspapers outside the UK published the picture. On 14 August , Kensington Palace published a letter detailing what it stated were the "dangerous" and invasive efforts of the media to get paparazzi pictures of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Jason Knauf, communications secretary to the Cambridges, wrote the letter to media standards organisations in various countries. Catherine is, by marriage, a princess of the United Kingdom and entitled to the style of Royal Highness.
In September , the Queen granted a conjugal coat of arms to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, consisting of their individual arms displayed side by side, beneath a helm and coronet denoting the duke's status as grandson of the sovereign. The Duchess's maternal ancestors, the Harrisons, were working-class labourers and miners from Sunderland and County Durham.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the diver, see Kate Middleton free-diver. For other uses, see Princess Catherine disambiguation. Wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. The Duchess of Cambridge in Prince William, Duke of Cambridge m. See also: List of honours of the British Royal Family by country.
See also: Family of the Duchess of Cambridge. Current Biography Yearbook. Ipswich, MA: H. Her Royal Highness? In search of Kate Middleton's New Title". Retrieved 14 May The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 April The Independent. Retrieved 22 July BBC News.
Retrieved 2 May Time magazine. Retrieved 24 May The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May Retrieved 6 August Cultural Consumption, Classification and Power. Retrieved 1 May Kate Middleton is privately educated courtesy of paternal family trust funds established decades ago Kate — A Biography of Kate Middleton. Simon and Schuster. The next poshest, Kate Middleton, is regarded as upper middle class Prince William: A Biography.
She Kate Middleton is a woman from an upper-middle-class family Retrieved 26 April Royal Household. Retrieved 20 February Retrieved 25 July Michael Middleton — , a flight dispatcher with connections to a distinguished family The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 April Retrieved 9 August The Australian. Retrieved 25 April Retrieved 29 September Two of her father Michael's relations were baronesses who were invited to successive coronations, and one of them, Baroness Airedale, was photographed wearing a coronet and ceremonial robes on the day of George V's coronation in It was on this job at British Airways that Carole met Michael Middleton, a dispatcher, whose wealthy family hails from Leeds and which has ties to British aristocracy.
House and Heritage — David Poole. Retrieved 15 August UK Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 June As long ago as , the Middleton family played host to the Queen's aunt, Princess Mary and another relative Leodis — a Photographic Archive of Leeds. City of Leeds. Child, Christopher Challender ed. The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton. Scott Campbell Steward. Retrieved 11 March August Retrieved 29 February Retrieved 6 May Newbury Today. Archived from the original on 20 September Kate: The Making of a Princess. Mainstream Publishing. One of the first girls Kate met Retrieved 25 May The New York Times.
She mucked in at Jigsaw". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 11 July In their first year, they lived a few doors apart at St Salvator's hall Retrieved 20 June ABC News. Her books were fairy tales of the most fantastic nature. They live happily ever after. Not so in the Spencer household.
He wanted a male heir to carry on the royal family line. Diana listened behind the door when her parents had a shouting match and her sister turned up the record player volume. Her father holed up, silently, in his study, abandoned. A Hazard of Hearts by Barbara Cartland. Diana came to believe in the magical rescue power of princes, waiting for her prince to ride up and take her away to her own happy ending. Her life view was shaped by this unreality and it would pitch her into a cold marriage to a man whose heart already belonged to another.
Her name was Raine, Countess Dartmouth. Princess Diana, at right, stands with stepmother, Raine, Countess Spencer, middle, and a friend. Undated photo, ca. She hated dirty dishes. Diana loved to do the washing and ironing of shirts for friends.
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Her big sister Sarah paid her to clean her apartment. Diana was Cinderella , sweeping the hearth free of ashes. According to those who knew her well, Diana kept herself chaste for her husband on their wedding night. They are vacationing with a group in the French Alps. Nothing, however, happened between them. Source: The Daily Mail.
Her fairy tale unfolded as she had imagined.
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Her father gave her away. She wore a confection of a dress with a 25 foot-long train. She rode to St. When Charles became King one day, she would become his queen, and their son, a king, too. Prince Charles and Princess Diana smile for their wedding photo. July Her marriage was miserable, ending in a nasty divorce which led to her disastrous loneliness and tragic death For more about Princess Diana, click here.
Nothing Charles or Camilla wears is ever allowed near a washing machine. Particular attention is paid to handkerchiefs, which are monogrammed and again all hand-washed, as it was found that when they were sent to a laundry, some would go missing—as souvenirs. Source: The Daily Beast. This week's current Newsweek cover featuring a fantasy image of what Princess Diana, had she lived, might have looked like at age The image has sparked tremendous backlash. The Daily Beast has provided a photo gallery of Princess Diana over the years. A few things stuck out.
The exotic costumes of foreign dignitaries, seeming throwbacks to imperial times. The hats worn by the ladies, which resembled, variously. In this photo, milliner Philip Treacy poses with the late hat fancier Isabella Blow. Beatrice's hat was described in the Daily Mail as "beige pretzel-like" and Eugenie's as a "catastrophic confection For more pictures of royal wedding hats on this blog, click here. Princess Beatrice wore this Treacy creation to another wedding. A swarm of butterflies seems to be attacking her head. At another fancy occasion, Princess Eugenie wears a feather headpiece designed by Philip Treacy.
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