Kate Middleton past REVEALED


Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge is the eldest daughter of Michael and Carole Middleton, and sister to siblings Pippa and James. Before meeting Prince William at the University of St Andrews, Kate attended prestigious boarding school Marlborough College in Wiltshire. Kate’s upper-middle-class background saw her also benefit from trust funds handed down by her wealthy ancestors. But Kate’s parents run their own business and have held down regular jobs in the aviation industry. Michael Middleton, 69, worked for British Airways while Carole, 54, used to be a flight attendant and flight dispatcher. What do Kate’s parents do for a living – and what is their net worth? Michael and Carole have run online mail order company Party Pieces for the last 30 years. The internet store sells partyware items “from decorations to tableware” for celebrations such as birthdays and weddings.


Carole states: “From our humble beginning seeing kids party supplies from our garden shed all the way back in the late 80s, to today where we send out thousands of orders each week, we’ve aimed to provide you with the party suppliers you need to make your celebrations into something truly special.” The party supplies business has previously been worth about £30 million. In a rare interview last year, Carole revealed how all three of the Middleton children had played a party in the success of Party Pieces over the years. She said: “Catherine started the first Birthday brand, Pippa set up a blog, as we didn’t have one, James came up with the idea of personalised cakes and got them off the ground for us. “Because they all grew up with me working, Party Pieces has been very much part of our lives and what we talked about.”

This is the moving reason Kate Middleton set up her ‘Heads Together’ project

This is the moving reason Kate Middleton set up her ‘Heads Together’ project

This is so sweet. The lovely Prince William has revealed that working as an ambulance pilot had an effect on him and his family life. This week, he spoke at an event to launch his Mental Health At Work initiative, where he opened up. “You’re just seeing all the sad things, all the pain everyday.

I took a lot home without realising it.” “If you see sad things every day, you think all life is like that… I think that for the medical community, particularly, it must weigh a lot on their minds.” “That you’re always dealing with despair, sadness, injury, things that are really quite troubling. The attrition builds up and you don’t really have the opportunity to off-load it.” And this may just be the reason why Heads Together was launched. In 2017, William admitted that it was his wife’s idea to start the project. “It was Catherine who first realised that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus.” Might it have been her own experiences and her husband’s that spurred on the suggestion of the launch? Probably. Kate Middleton and William are joined by Harry and Meghan in their work on the campaign. Prince William’s main aim? “My thing really is to get more men talking about their issues before it is too late, and to stop feeling so strong and unable to seek help.”


The real reason Kate Middleton never wears her hair up

The real reason Kate Middleton never wears her hair up

The real reason Kate Middleton never wears her hair up Kate Middleton is known for her iconic, blow-dried, wavy and tousled hairstyles Fans started to question why the Duchess of Cambridge never has her hair up Prince William also has a scar on his head, which he calls his ‘Harry Potter scar’

Kate Middleton is known for her iconic blow-dried, tousled hairstyle, and while Meghan Markle occasionally tries out new variations, the Duchess of Cambridge is never seen at a public engagement with her hair up. While Royal protocol has prevented Kate from letting her hair down in other ways, such as running a marathon or wearing wedges around The Queen, some Royal Family fans have noticed that her hair is never seen tied up in any way. However, the reason for this could be because of a three-inch scar the Duchess of Cambridge has on the side of her head as a result of a childhood operation, which was first spotted back in 2011, when it was mistaken for hair extensions. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is known for her iconic, blow-dried, tousled hairstyles Kate Middleton head scar.

After Kate Middleton’s head scar was spotted in 2011, Kensington Palace released a statement revealing that it was as a result of a ‘childhood operation’, but did not confirm what kind of procedure the Duchess had undergone. John Scurr, consultant surgeon at the Lister Hospital in London said that the scar was unlikely to be as a result of a tumour. ‘I really doubt it was any serious medical condition and I would say it is as a result of an arteriovenous malformation – a birthmark – being removed. ‘It is remarkable, given the measurement, that no-one has noticed before,’ he said when fans first saw the scar in a picture when Kate was conducting her first solo engagement as a member of the Royal Family at Clarence House, in aid of Kind Direct. Kate’s scar was first noticed in a picture of her first solo engagement in aid of Kind Direct The Duchess of Cambridge has a three-inch scar on the side of her head from an operation Prince William scar Prince William also has a scar on his head, which is in the shape of a zig-zag and resulted in the Duke referring to it as his ‘Harry Potter scar’. He is thought to have got it after being hit with a golf club when he was 13. The Duke of Cambridge revealed how he got this scar in an interview conducted by a 10-year-old girl named Alice, a cancer patient at the Royal Marsden Hospital at the time.

Prince William, sporting an old scar over his left eye, the result of an accident with a golf club ‘I call it [my Harry Potter scar] because it glows sometimes and some people notice it — other times they don’t notice it at all. I got hit by a golf club when I was playing golf with a friend of mine. ‘We were on a putting green and the next thing you know there was a seven-iron and it came out of nowhere and it hit me in the head. So, yeah, I was in the hospital for that, but that was very minor compared to how many times you’ve been in the hospital.’ Advertisement Share or comment on this article:


Girl who made Kate Middleton laugh and tried to steal her flowers dies

Girl who made Kate Middleton laugh and tried to steal her flowers dies

A brave little girl with a rare genetic condition who made Kate Middleton laugh on a Royal visit to her hospice has died aged nine.

Mia Murchison took her ‘last little breath’ in her parents’ arms after a battle with Batten’s disease which eventually robbed her of the ability to walk, talk, eat or see. Wearing her favourite ‘princess dress’, she met the Duchess of Cambridge at a children’s hospital in eastern Australia in 2014. Mia Murchison (pictured far right in 2014) who met Kate Middleton at her hospice in 2014 has died after a battle with Batten’s disease.

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On August 17, her family wrote on Facebook: ‘Mia died this morning at home in our arms. So incredibly sad and beautiful. So very loved and adored’ Even though little Mia spent just a few minutes with the Duchess of Cambridge, it was reported she managed to make her laugh when she tried to steal a bouquet of flowers she was carrying in her hand  The Mirror reports that even though she spent just a few minutes with her, little Mia managed to make the Duchess laugh when she tried to steal a bouquet of flowers she was carrying in her hand. On August 17 her family wrote on Facebook: ‘Mia died this morning at home in our arms. So incredibly sad and beautiful. So very loved and adored.’  Her funeral, in New South Wales, was described by her mother Peta as ‘the saddest and most beautiful day’.

Writing on Facebook, Peta said: ‘Yesterday was the saddest and most beautiful day for our family. Mia’s casket had a simple wooden nameplate that we will keep forever. In 2013 Mia (right) was diagnosed with Batten disease at Sydney Children’s Hospital  Mia (left) was first diagnosed with epilepsy but her memory and language then deteriorated and she began to suffer frequent falls ‘I never thought you would like a casket but hers was so beautiful covered in flowers and so very Mia. I loved it.    ‘It was very special Hamish driving Mia to her funeral himself in his car with Toby and me – our final family adventure together with Mia. ‘I was never going to ready for this goodbye but it was heavenly and more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. So raw and honest. Our family all coming together to cry, laugh, sob and honour our little girl. Mia met the Duchess of Cambridge at a children’s hospital in eastern Australia in 2014 ‘The most ethereal of flowers (by my beautiful friend George with the kindest of hearts) is in Mia’s room. Pink ribbons and drawings by her friends pinned to her wall. ‘It feels like we are being lifted up with all love pouring into our little family. ‘I can’t believe we made it through yesterday but we did and now we are looking forward to celebrating Mia’s life next Tuesday.’

Mia was born in Dublin, Ireland, a healthy, robust baby who walked at 12 months and passed all developmental milestones. But at the age of three, when her family was living in Singapore, she suffered her first seizure.

At first, she was diagnosed with epilepsy, but the seizures started to become more regular. Her language and memory deteriorated, and she began to suffer frequent falls. In 2013, she was finally diagnosed with Batten disease at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.


Prince George taken to first royal grouse shoot with Kate to watch William hunt’

Prince George taken to first royal grouse shoot with Kate to watch William hunt’

The five-year-old was chauffeured there by the Duchess of Cambridge to see dad Prince William downing the birds in the hills, according to the Scottish Mail on Sunday. They then enjoyed a lunch with other members of the royal family including the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Sophie the Countess of Wessex and their children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. The Princess Royal, as well as Zara and Mike Tindall, were also understood to be present for the gathering on Friday. Reports said the Queen, 92, drove herself there in her Range Rover. Prince George in a photo from a royal tour. Prince George is starting Year 1 soon

As well as maths, English and all the other normal subjects, George’s £17,604-a-year school also offers up some other learning opportunities. And there’s one compulsory class the little royal will take every week – and it’s not something you find on many Year 1 lesson timetables. Prince George pictured with his dad last year. The Cambridge family pictured all together. According to the school’s curriculum guidelines, all Year 1 pupils must take part in a 35-minute ballet class every week. The lessons follow the Royal Academy of Dance’s Pre-Primary in Dance syllabus, and there’s a pianist in every class. Kensington Palace provided no comment on the grouse shoot when contacted by Mirror Online.


Why Meghan Markle has inspired the Queen to modernise and ‘rebrand’ the Royal Family

Why Meghan Markle has inspired the Queen to modernise and ‘rebrand’ the Royal Family

Meghan Markle, 37, became the Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex when she married Prince Harry, 33, in May. Born in Los Angeles and a former actress, Meghan was not the usual type expected to marry a prince, but her presence in the Royal Family has been widely accepted.

Most importantly, her presence is believed to have been very welcomed by the Queen, who is reported to now be inspired by her granddaughter-in-law. According to reports, the Queen is actually thinking about modernising the Royal Family and is set on ensuring its survival. Former Buckingham Palace staffer, Coleen Harris, told People magazine the Queen is now more open to change than ever. Talking to the magazine, she said: “The Queen is allowing the Royal family to modernise. “We have come a really long way. They are not stuffy and immovable.” The Queen is said to want her family to be more “open” to change. Coleen also claimed that the Queen and the monarchy have already come a long way, revealing some people working in the palace were actually “quite shocked” when Her Majesty gave Prince William her permission to marry Kate Middleton back in 2010. Despite having some link to aristocracy and being upper-middle class, the Queen reportedly thought of Kate as “an ordinary middle-class girl with no background in royalty or aristocracy.”

Kate even lived a normal life before marrying Prince William in 2011, working two different jobs, including for a high street retailer.  The Queen’s decision to allow Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle shows how she is set on modernising the Royals and adapting to modern times, abolishing age-old protocol and unwritten rules. Over 80 years ago the monarchy was in a very different place, when the Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, was forced to abdicate when he was denied the right to marry his lover, Wallis Simpson. Just like Wallis, Meghan is American and divorced, something that would have been unheard of in the Royal Family until Megan became the Duchess of Sussex. The Queen is said to think of Meghan as a “positive person”, with royal expert and autobiographer Katie Nicholls commenting: “When you look at Meghan on paper she is not necessarily what you might expect of a conventional royal fiancée and that she’s American, she’s a well-known face. “Everything from being a divorcée to being a bit older than Prince Harry, to coming from a dual heritage family, you might wonder if the Queen being of a certain generation and, of course, being the Queen might have been at all concerned.

“But everything I heard from the sources I spoke to was that she really felt from the outset that Meghan was a positive person in Prince Harry’s life.” In 2013 the Royal Family also made a huge step forward when parliament passed the new Succession to the Crown Act. The new act altered the laws of succession to the throne, meaning the eldest child, regardless of gender, would precede their siblings. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in history, and no doubt want to ensure the monarchy’s future is safe. One royal who is known for being particularly modern and forward-thinking is the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie. Getting married in October, Eugenie is enforcing one very modern rule on her wedding day.  Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior. Actress Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002. She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses. Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011. She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself. Charity and humanitarian work Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign. And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day. Relationships In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004. But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference. She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends. And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement. They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Meghan’s heritage Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family. Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage. She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.


Kate Middleton stuns with post baby weight loss – is this how she did it?

Kate Middleton stuns with post baby weight loss – is this how she did it?

The Duchess of Cambridge makes post-pregnancy weight loss look like a doddle. Over the last few months, onlookers have gushed over the mum of three’s appearance as she’s attended royal engagements. So how does Kate maintain her svelte figure?

1. The Dukan diet Kate reportedly follows Dr Dukan’s food regime. In the 1970s, the Frenchman revealed that eating more protein and less carbohydrates could be the key to success. Instead of focusing on calorie control, the regime allows you to eat as much as you want (provided it’s on the approved food list). Rumours suggest that the Duchess has used the diet to banish her post pregnancy weight in the past.Is this how Kate stays in shape?

2. Hypnotherapy According to one of Kate’s childhood friends, the Duchess has used hypnotherapy to get over her food aversions. In an interview with New Idea, Jessica Hay claimed that the royal used the unconventional method to overcome morning sickness. Apparently, one of the aims of these sessions was to help her build a better relationship with food. Jessica said: “She finds it very hard to eat a full meal and gets full very quickly. “The hypnotherapy is taking away any negative thoughts connected with food from the morning sickness, and replacing them with cravings for healthy, nutritious food.”

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3. Home cooking While you wouldn’t think the royals spend any time cooking, this isn’t actually the case. Apparently, Kate enjoys making healthy, home-cooked meals. She previously joked: “William has to put up with my cooking most of the time.”

4. Eating adventurously Having a balanced diet is key for weight loss. And when she’s enjoying her travels, the Duchess isn’t afraid to try out new cuisines. At numerous engagements, she has been spotted chowing down on some unusual delicacies. During a recent food and wine festival in British Columbia, she seemed to enjoy eating clams with miso mustard sauce.

5. Saving room for dessert Food regimes that are too restrictive are more likely to fail. For this reason, slimmers are advised to give themselves some room to treat themselves. Instead of denying herself of sweets and chocolate, Kate is partial to a dessert or two. She is said to be a big fan of traditional confections, including jam roly-poly and sticky toffee pudding.


Kate Middleton always spotted with this unusual item when travelling

Kate Middleton always spotted with this unusual item when travelling

Kate Middleton, 36, is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her third child, Prince Louis who is currently three months old.

The Duchess of Cambridge travels frequently with Prince William, 36, to promote good relationships between countries on behalf of Queen Elizabeth. Kate has been spotted with a number of Globetrotter suitcases and bags that are also used by other Royal Family members. She also appears to travel with a particular medical item on her person. The Duchess of Cambridge is often caught wearing plasters on her hands when in public. What has caused the injuries remains unknown with some of the plasters spotted on the back of her hand and around her fingers. One of the cuts was presumed to be after meeting a cat that starred in A Street Cat Named Bob, which could have been caused by a scratch.

Buckingham Palace has never confirmed why her fingers are seen with plasters on them. It goes as far back as 2009 when Kate was spotted in a taxi with one around her finger. As a mother of three, she most likely carries many items such as plasters when looking after her children. Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, have both been spotted falling over before so would most likely need some help from their mother. The newest royal family member Meghan Markle will have to learn to call them plasters, not the American version of band-aids. While at an event in London with Prince Harry, he was heard joking to her that she would have to call them plasters in the UK. Meghan has a number of items she also travels with according to her ex-lifestyle blog The Tig. She carried hand sanitiser with her when travelling commercially to wipe the plane seats down, despite admitting to getting odd looks from her fellow passengers.

Meghan also admitted to taking the rather unusual time of dryer sheets with her. She explained that they help keep clothes smelling fresh when travelling long haul. Other items included tea tree oil and a scarf to stave off the cold on long-haul flights. She shut down her blog shortly before it was confirmed she was dating Prince Harry.