Catherine, Princess of Wales, formerly known as Catherine Middleton, was born on January 9, 1982, and is a member of the British royal family.
Catherine’s upbringing was in Bucklebury, Berkshire, and she pursued art history at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William in 2001.
She is married to William, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne. Their engagement was announced in November 2010, and they exchanged vows on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey. The couple has three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, all in the line of succession to the throne.
Catherine is actively involved with numerous charitable and military organizations, including the Anna Freud Centre, Action for Children, and the National Portrait Gallery. Her philanthropic work primarily focuses on issues related to early childhood care, addiction, and art, carried out through the Royal Foundation.
In April 2016, Catherine co-launched the mental health awareness campaign called Heads Together alongside her husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry.
Her significant impact on fashion has earned her the title of the “Kate Middleton effect,” and she has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World on multiple occasions.
Notably, in September 2022, she became Princess of Wales when her husband received the title of Prince of Wales from his father, King Charles III.