Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (born 9 January 1982), popularly known as 'Kate Middleton' is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Prince William is second in line to the thrones of the sixteen Common wealth realms, and when he becomes king, she will become queen consort. Middleton grew up in Chapel Row at Bucklebury, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William in 2001. They started a romantic relationship that continued until a break-up lasting for several months in 2007. However, they continued to be friends and rekindled their relationship later that year.
Prior to the wedding, Middleton attended many high-profile royal events. Once their relationship became public, Middleton received widespread media attention and there was much speculation that she and Prince William would eventually marry. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010, and they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.