>> Kate grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England.
>> She has created a major impact upon British fashion which has been termed the ‘Kate Middleton effect’. She was number one on Vanity Fair’s annual Best Dressed lists in 2010, 2011 and in 2012, also its cover star.
>> In 2001, she met Prince William while they were students at the University of St. Andrews. The couple began dating in 2002.
>> Estimates of the global audience for the wedding on April 29, 2011 ranged around 300 million or more.