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The love story of Kate Middleton and Prince William: 10 years of waiting and a perfect marriage
The love story of Kate Middleton and Prince William: 10 years of waiting and a perfect marriage
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The future duchess has been waiting for a marriage proposal from her indecisive prince for almost 10 years. For her royal patience, Kate Middleton was awarded not only royal status, but also the love of her subjects, and most importantly - three amazing babies. We remembered the love story of Prince William and Duchess Catherine and, of course, dreamed of our princes (maybe even bald ones) …

About Prince William

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The prince's full name is William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor. In order to inherit the right to become a Welsh prince, he needed to learn the Welsh language. In general, the prince, in addition to his native English, is fluent in French, Latvian, Spanish.

From birth, the prince was not like all other children born to royal families. He was the first child to be born not at the royal palace, but at St. Mary's Hospital in London. The child immediately became a coveted object for the paparazzi from the moment the young parents, Diana and Charles, took their first child out of the hospital. The best of the best "predators" fought for the right to take the first picture.

On December 4, 1982, the heir was christened at Buckingham Palace under the name William Arthur Philip Louis.

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Diana and Charles with Prince William, East News

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Kate Middleton and other stars who live in luxury homes

Today Prince William and Kate Middleton live in the luxurious A1 apartment of Kensington Palace. The magnificent 20-room apartment overlooking Hyde Park is decorated in gold tones (but what else?), However, for example, the children's bedrooms are furnished with standard IKEA furniture.

Naturally, the parents wanted to give their first child the best education and the finest upbringing. Diana and Charles abandoned the royal families' habits of homeschooling heirs - little William was sent to elementary school. Although, according to royal customs, it is assumed that teachers are hired for children, and they study within the walls of their homes. This is how Prince Charles himself studied.

William did everything on a par with his peers: he studied in schools, lived with them in the same barracks, played sports, and then entered the famous Eton College, where he studied geography, biology and art history. It was only in college that he began to live in a separate room and use a separate shower room. But even this decision was made not because of the stately title, but because of security reasons.

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Diana and Charles with Prince William, East News

When the boy turned 14, he was in for a big shock - the divorce of his parents. Princess Diana devoted a lot of time to her elder William and younger Harry and continued to be a member of the royal family, living in Kensington Palace.

A year later, on August 31, 1997, Diana died in a car accident. She and her lover, billionaire Dodi al-Fayed, crashed in their car as their driver tried to escape from paparazzi harassment.

Prince Charles forbade his children to have a radio - William learned about the death of his mother only the next day. Children took part in the funeral of Princess Diana, they followed the coffin all the way to Westminster Abbey, where the ceremony took place. After the grief that struck, Prince William required classes with a psychologist, whom he personally invited. He blamed the paparazzi for the death of his mother, and then he hated them.

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Princes Harry and William, 2005, East News

After graduating from college, William wanted to take a break from his studies and began to travel a lot, continuing his mother's work - charity. But a year passed - and the first heir to the throne entered the prestigious University of St. Andrews in Scotland. There he met his beloved. Their relationship lasted all five years, which they studied at St. Andrews, and after graduating from university, the couple began to live together in the residence of Prince Charles.For a very long time, the press spread false rumors about their wedding, then about their separation, and then again about the wedding.

About Kate Middleton

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Kate Middleton became famous for her royal boyfriend, and now her husband, but she does not come from a noble family at all.

Her father, Michael, is middle-class, and her mother, Carol, is a hereditary native of the old Harrison line of coal miners from County Durham. Kate's parents met in the sky. Michael was the pilot and Carol was the flight attendant. Over time, the family founded their own company Party Pieces, thanks to which the couple became millionaires. In addition to Kate, the parents also have a middle daughter, Philip, and a youngest son, James.

Keith received her secondary education at the prestigious boarding school - Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

And for higher education she went to Scotland, to enter the University of St. Andrews, after which she received a bachelor's degree.

The girl quickly became friends with the young prince and was among the few guests who were invited to Windsor Castle to celebrate the coming of age of Prince William. During the holidays, the couple went on joint trips, and even then it was clear that the "simple" Kate and the "difficult" prince were together.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William officially leave after their engagement, 2010, East News

When William went to a military training camp in Dorset in 2007, rumors spread of their breakup. This is due to many factors, as well as to the fact that journalists put more and more pressure on Kate. In April 2007, it was officially announced that the couple had split up. But already in July, Kate and William appeared together again at one of the concerts, which was dedicated to the memory of Princess Diana. None of the official sources commented on the status of the couple, let alone the "heroes of the occasion." But nevertheless, in August, Prince William and Kate decided to renew their relationship, which they officially reported through their sources.

About the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

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On November 16, 2010, the engagement of Kate Middleton and Prince William was announced. And almost immediately the date of the wedding was set. There were two dresses for the wedding: one for participation in the ceremony itself, and the other for the wedding dinner, which was arranged by the prince's grandmother, Elizabeth II.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton with Queen Elizabeth II, East News

About two thousand people were invited to the celebration in Westminster Abbey, including the most famous people not only surrounded by the royal couple, but all over the world.

Formal invitations are white, gilded cards in pale brown envelopes. Above them are the embossed crown and the queen's initials. Below is the text: “The Lord Chamberlain has been instructed by the Queen to invite [name] to the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, Knight of the Garter, and Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29 April 2011 at 11:00 am”. The invited men are also asked to observe the dress code, namely to appear in military uniform, frock coat or jacket pair.

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During the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales Charles with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the groom's brother, Prince Harry, were seated in the most honorable places during the ceremony. Nearby are Kate's parents, Michael and Carol Middleton, the bride's sister Pippa and brother James.

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Kate Middleton's parents

But, despite the fact that several thousand people were invited to the wedding ceremony (among the guests were spouses Elton John and David Furnish, British Prime Minister David Cameron, spouses David and Victoria Beckhams, photographer Mario Testino and other celebrities), Only 600 guests went to Buckingham Palace, and 300 stayed for dinner at all. After dinner, according to tradition, a ball followed.

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David and Victoria Beckham

The royal wedding in Great Britain, and throughout the world, is still remembered today. For some, the celebration brought not only pleasant memories, but also earnings.For example, in November 2013, two years after the holiday, Julien’s Auctions sold a piece of eight-tiered sponge cake from Kate and William's wedding for almost five thousand dollars.

About Little Prince George

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Around Christmas 2012, Prince William and now Duchess Catherine announced on their official website that they are expecting their first child. The kingdom was delighted. The subjects were betting on the gender and the name of the royal first child, and in faraway China they even issued souvenir mugs on the occasion of the imminent birth of a son to the royal couple (although until the last moment the majority were sure of the birth of a girl).

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Baby George, the son of Duchess Catherine and Prince William, was born on July 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm local time (7:24 pm Moscow time) at St Mary's Hospital in London. The heir weighed approximately 3.8 kilograms. The birth of the child was solemnly celebrated with 62 salutes from the Tower of Fortress over the banks of the Thames. The fireworks were executed in the colors of the national flag: white, red and blue.

Londoners and the inhabitants of the island, who specially arrived in the capital in honor of the birth of the heir, laid siege to St. Mary's Hospital and Buckingham Palace in the early morning, when the Duchess was taken to the hospital with the first contractions. Citizens of the British Crown have prepared in advance congratulatory ribbons and balloons for babies of both sexes.

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The first photos of Prince George were taken by Kate's father, Michael Middleton., Twitter.com/RoyalMintUK

At the same time, the press duty began at the gates of the hospital a week before the birth, when Duchess Camilla, wife of Prince Charles, rashly let slip that the baby's birth should be expected in the next few hours.

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All the excitement around the birth of the first child Kate Middleton in the Kingdom has already been nicknamed "The Great Kate Wait" - the Great Kate Wait. Under this definition, this period will certainly go down in the history of Great Britain. At the same time, waiting hours were fueled by the British media, many of which were broadcasting live online broadcasts of what was happening in front of the hospital. The popular National Post on its website has launched a Twitter feed of celebrities about the birth of their first child, as well as memories of how Lady Diana was born, when Prince William, Queen Elizabeth's first grandson and heir was born 31 years ago after 16 hours of labor. Prince Charles.

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The royal family at the christening of the prince

Three months after his birth, the little prince was baptized in the Royal Chapel of St James's Palace. The royal heirs are supposed to be baptized at Buckingham Palace, but Prince William and Kate Middleton broke this tradition. In the chapel where the sacrament of baptism took place, Kate received communion before the wedding, and in 1997 the body of Princess Diana lay here.

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About Little Princess Charlotte

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Prince George with Little Sister Charlotte, @kensingtonroyal

Kate Middleton is pregnant again! Representatives of the royal house shared this news in September 2014. The Duchess endured the second pregnancy with great difficulty: she was diagnosed with severe toxicosis. Kate had already dealt with this disorder, although her pregnancy had not even reached 12 weeks. Due to illness, Kate and William canceled visits to many official events, after which they decided to officially announce the pregnancy.

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According to the already established tradition, fans of the royal couple began to watch at the gates of the hospital long before the Duchess was brought there. True, the expectation of the British this time was somewhat delayed: according to the forecasts of doctors, Kate was supposed to give birth on April 23, but the duchess's contractions did not begin. The baby made the kingdom get nervous and wait for itself: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born only on May 2, 2015.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William exit after Charlotte's birth

Fans of the British royal family with might and main celebrated the birth of the princess. The famous Zizzi restaurant even made a pizza with a portrait of Charlotte and her parents.

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Princess Charlotte Christening, East News

Knowing about the love of ordinary Britons for the royal family, Kate Middleton invited everyone to the christening of Princess Charlotte on July 5 at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham (Norfolk County). Outsiders were not allowed into the church itself, but everyone could see Princess Charlotte before and after the ceremony.

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Prince George looks into his sister's carriage at her christening ceremony, East News

Moreover, the guests were invited not only to witness the event, but also to join the charity event: all the flowers that the guests brought with them were sent to the East Anglia’s Children's Hospice (EACH) - the organization has been patronized by Kate Middleton since 2012.

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Mario Testino took a joint picture of the royal family and Kate's next of kin

Of course, we would also like to be present at the christening of the baby princess! But we just have to enjoy the official photo session from the celebration, which the royal family shared on June 9th. God save the queen, duchess, princess and photographer Mario Testino who gave us these pictures!

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Family photos delighted netizens

On April 23, 2018, Kate Middleton became a mother for the third time. The Duchess gave birth to a son, whom it was decided to name George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. It seems that the spouses will not stop at the third heir. We are looking forward to the news.

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