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Her presence sparked a media frenzy and engagement rumours refused to die down, as Kate drew comparisons to William's late mother Diana in her elegant red coat and black hat. Suddenly, Kate was a target for the paparazzi, and the young couple were followed closely as they went about their day-to-day lives. (Source: www.hellomagazine.com)

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It's thought that Kate first won William's affections after she took part in a charity fashion show in March 2002. The Prince paid £200 for a front row ticket to watch the beautiful student – who was widely credited with encouraging him to persevere with his studies when he was finding it hard to settle down to university life – sashay down the catwalk in a revealing ensemble. (Source: www.hellomagazine.com)

Her presence sparked a media frenzy and engagement rumours refused to die down, as Kate drew comparisons to William's late mother Diana in her elegant red coat and black hat. Suddenly, Kate was a target for the paparazzi, and the young couple were followed closely as they went about their day-to-day lives. (Source: www.hellomagazine.com Her presence sparked a media frenzy and engagement rumours refused to die down, as Kate drew comparisons to William's late mother Diana in her elegant red coat and black hat. Suddenly, Kate was a target for the paparazzi, and the young couple were followed closely as they went about their day-to-day lives. (Source:www.hellomagazine.com))

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"People & Parties Chart The Duchess Of Cambridge's Life In Style". Vogue UK. Retrieved 12 January 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)Blair, Olivia (1 November 2017). "This is what Kate Middleton did for a living before royal life". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018. (Source:n.wikipedia.org)))

On leaving Westminster Abbey, to the pealing of bells, they passed through a guard of honour of individually selected men and women from the various services, and were greeted by cheers from the crowds. The bridal couple entered the 1902 State Landau drawn by four white horses with postilions and attendant footmen, and guarded by a mounted escort of the Life Guard. A similar open carriage carried the rest of the bridal party, escorted by the Blues and Royals. The Queen and other members of the Royal Family followed in coaches drawn by the Queen's Cleveland Bay horses, and in state cars. (Source: en.wikipedia.org In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined 20 members of the 105th Glasgow Scout Group in a workshop about how to lead a greener life. (Source: www.standard.co.uk In 2001 Kate went on to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she met Prince William, a fellow first-year art history student who was second in line (after his father, Charles) to the British throne. The two began dating, though their relationship was not made public until they were photographed together vacationing in Switzerland in 2004. Despite the frequent intrusions of the paparazzi, Kate attempted to maintain a private life. After graduating from St. Andrews in 2005, she briefly worked as an accessories buyer for a clothing retailer, and she later assumed various roles at her parents’ company while also performing a host of charity work. (Source:www.britannica.com))

The Duchess of Cambridge, born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, married Prince William at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. Their Royal Highnesses have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The family's official residence is Kensington Palace. As well as undertaking royal duties in support of The Queen, both in the UK and overseas, The Duchess devotes her time to supporting a number of charitable causes and organisations, several of which are centred around providing children with the best possible start in life. (Source: www.royal.uk)

For several years The Duchess has been working with experts and organisations that are championing the importance of providing solid psychological, social and emotional platforms for children in their earliest years of life in order to support their mental health and emotional resilience, and to provide them with the foundations to lead to healthy and fulfilling adulthoods. (Source: www.royal.uk)

In March 2018, The Duchess announced during a symposium at the Royal Society for Medicine that she has convened a steering group to look at what can be done to make a positive difference to the lives of children, by focussing on their earliest stage of life, from pre-birth to 5 years of age. The steering group's recommendations, on behalf of The Duchess, will form the basis of The Royal Foundation's strategy for developing her work in this area in years to come. (Source: www.royal.uk)

East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH) is a charity that supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes (in families’ own homes, in hospital or at one of ther hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham). (Source: www.royal.uk The Duchess is a keen sportswoman and believes not only that physical health complements mental health, but also that being outdoors, and especially playing sport, has the power to engage, educate and inspire and change lives for the better. Her Royal Highness's passion for sport, nature and the outdoors stems her own experience and enjoyment of playing tennis and hockey and sailing from a young age. (Source:www.royal.uk))

The Forward Trust empowers people to break the cycles of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. (Source: www.royal.uk

Conversations are crucial for mental wellbeing and they should be part of everyday family life. (Source: www.royal.uk)We are here today because we all believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life. (Source:www.royal.uk))

Kate Middleton and Prince William live a very public life, of course, but they very rarely show the world public displays of affection. It’s just not their style. (Source: www.glamour.com This is a well told narrative of William and Kate. The author gives a lot of detail and drama so that you feel like you are living their romance. We get illuminating glimpses of William's upbringing, from the tragic nature of his parent's marriage to the way Diana made William her confidante. You feel a lot of sympathy for William who had to go through such stress at an early age. The chapter on Kate's background centered on her social climbing mother and grandmother, and her love for William even before they met each other. After they meet a lot of what goes on involves William's various flings, lots of drinking and partying and expensive shenenagans, Kate's patience and protectiveness when it comes to William. We witness her rising stature with her increasing acceptance with the royal family, the way she dealt with the paparazzi, how she tried to balance a life of her own with having a relationship with William. Along the way we are taken for a ride with all the trappings of their privileged lives: elite prep schools, exotic vacations, grand estates and hunting parties, designer clothes, ascots, polo, fame and constant dealings with the press, formal functions, ubiquitous security and paparazzi. It is fun and decadent and a little surreal. In addition, we also learn a lot about the monarchy and the events and scandals that have shaped it. (Source:www.amazon.com))

In fairness, I have never read a book about the royals that isn't on the trashy side. "William and Kate" is no exception, although it is more toned down than a lot of the Diana books I've read. This book begins by talking a lot about Diana and the way she heavily relied on William when he was growing up. The book also gives a short summary of Kate's background and the Middleton family history, and chronicles Kate's lifelong desire to hook up with Prince William (which is eerily reminiscent of Diana's longtime desire to marry Charles, if you as me). Kate and Will finally do hook up in college, and this book paints Kate as being an incredibly level-headed and patient girl who puts up with A LOT of crap from William over the years until she eventually manages to land her man. There's some new and juicy info in this book that I didn't know before (did you know Kate isn't the first girl Will proposed to?!). However, I have to admit that I felt slightly guilty reading this book, and any similar book, for that matter, because it covers so many personal details of these poor people's lives that have no business being in print. However, I took off work to watch the royal wedding yesterday and have always been a bit obsessed with the British Monarchy, and for that reason, I enjoyed reading every page of this book...so sue me! (Source: www.amazon.com From this story, one learns a lot about the art of pursuing a man. Show up, but don't be too forward. Look attractive, be calm, be cool, be charming. Don't act desperate. Be patient and forebearing. Win over his family and friends. Have a life of your own. Be fun and don't try to get too serious too soon. Be strategic. Enjoy the ride. (Source:www.amazon.com))

This was well worth the money! This book is simply wonderful! There were so many details such as those of Kate's family such as her parents and a few details about other people in her life such as her uncle or grandparents. The book talks about ow William and Kate met. Overall this book was amazing. I simply couldn't put it down. (Source: www.amazon.com)

 

Katie Nicholl - in her book The Making of a Modern Romance - shared her knowledge about Kate and William's love life, claiming the prince had said he would spend the New Year with Kate in 2006 but instead chose to stay with his family. (Source: www.geo.tv Katie Nicholl - in her book The Making of a Modern Romance - shared her knowledge about Kate and William's love life, claiming the prince had said he would spend the New Year with Kate in 2006 but instead chose to stay with his family. (Source:www.geo.tv))

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In fairness, I have never read a book about the royals that isn't on the trashy side. "William and Kate" is no exception, although it is more toned down than a lot of the Diana books I've read. This book begins by talking a lot about Diana and the way she heavily relied on William when he was growing up. The book also gives a short summary of Kate's background and the Middleton family history, and chronicles Kate's lifelong desire to hook up with Prince William (which is eerily reminiscent of Diana's longtime desire to marry Charles, if you as me). Kate and Will finally do hook up in college, and this book paints Kate as being an incredibly level-headed and patient girl who puts up with A LOT of crap from William over the years until she eventually manages to land her man. There's some new and juicy info in this book that I didn't know before (did you know Kate isn't the first girl Will proposed to?!). However, I have to admit that I felt slightly guilty reading this book, and any similar book, for that matter, because it covers so many personal details of these poor people's lives that have no business being in print. However, I took off work to watch the royal wedding yesterday and have always been a bit obsessed with the British Monarchy, and for that reason, I enjoyed reading every page of this book...so sue me! (Source: www.amazon.com)

New Zealand First Lady Bronagh Key, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge look on as they attend an art unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by New Zealand artist Nick Cuthell at Government House April 10, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Source: abcnews.go.com)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend an art unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II during Day 4 of a Royal Tour to New Zealand at Government House April 10, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Source: abcnews.go.com Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George arrive at Sydney International Airport in Sydney, New South Wales ahead of boarding a Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft on April 7, 2014 to begin their royal tour of New Zealand and Australia (Source:abcnews.go.com))

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine meet a Maori warrior during a welcoming ceremony at Government House in Wellington on April 7, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. (Source: abcnews.go.com Britain's Prince William picks up the dart from a Maori warrior during a Maori welcoming ceremony at Government House in Wellington on April 7, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. (Source:abcnews.go.com))

Katie Nicholl - in her book The Making of a Modern Romance - shared her knowledge about Kate and William's love life, claiming the prince had said he would spend the New Year with Kate in 2006 but instead chose to stay with his family. (Source: www.geo.tv Kate Middleton was reportedly 'left in tears' after Prince William decided against spending New Year with her early in their romance, according to a royal author. (Source:www.geo.tv))

According to the author, the Duke had committed to celebrate Christmas at Sandringham following the Royal Family tradition, then travel to Kate’s family home for New Year celebrations. (Source: www.geo.tv)

 

 

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