Kate Middleton was born a commoner — well as common as the child of self-made millionaires who was schooled at prestigious and pricey Marlborough College and University of St. Andrews can be considered. While studying art history and playing field hockey at the Scottish college in 2001, she met Prince William, the future King of England. A year later, they became allegedly platonic roommates with two of his pals from Eton College, but tabloids were abuzz with rumors regularly until 2004 when they went public during a Swiss ski trip. In 2006, the princess-in-waiting, then an accessories buyer for British clothing chain Jigsaw, attended her first royal engagement with the Queen present, her beau’s graduation from the Royal Military Academy. After an eight-year romance and one three-month split in 2007, he proposed with his mother’s ring while vacationing in Kenya and she became the Duchess of Cambridge after a lavish and much-watched wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. She quickly settled into her royal duties (i.e. North American tours, charity events, ambassador at the London Olympics), her role as much-copied fashion maven and the target of photo scandals. The heir to the throne, son George Alexander Louis, was born in July 2013.
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Dating ProspectsPrince George's dating prospects look good with moms suggesting their daughters to his royal parents.
Girl PowerDuchess Kate kicked Prince William's royal behind in a sailing race. Plus, more celeb news in the Shortlist.
Whose Bling?Do you know which celeb is wearing this bling? Click through to test your smarts!
Caribbean VacayBeyonce and Jay Z celebrate their anniversary with Blue Ivy in the D.R. Plus, more celeb news in the Shortlist.
Royal TourWill, Kate and Prince George enjoy a Maori welcome in New Zealand. Plus, more celeb news in the Shortlist.
Cars For AllKaty Perry buys all of her assistants luxury cars, plus more proof that stars are nothing like us.
Thrifty ShopperDuchess Kate is spotted at The Gap. Find out what she purchased ...
Wedding WeekendThe Cambridges and Prince Harry party down at a pal's wedding...
Prince & PupThe Royal couple takes a photo with Prince George and their precious pup ...
Missed MilestoneDuchess Kate and Prince William reportedly missed Prince George's first crawl when they went on vacation.