Kate Middleton, born 9 January 1982, is the girlfriend of Prince William of Wales. They met whilst both studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Kate and Prince William
His Royal Highness is the elder son of The Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He was born on 21 June 1982 and christined Prince William Arthur Philip Louis on 4 August 1982.
Prince William is second in line of succession to the throne, following his father The Prince of Wales.
When Prince William becomes King his wife will be Queen. She wont be a 'proper Queen' but will have the title Queen. She will be known as the Queen consort ( wife and consort of a reigning king). If her husband dies the crown will pass to the next in line to the throne.
( A consort is a spouse , usually of royalty.)
In contrast the husband of a reigning queen is not called "king consort".
The present Queen's husband is called a Prince because he was born a prince and on the Queen coronation she gave him the title of Prince Philip of the United Kingdom.
Prince William enjoys sport. His favourite are polo and swimming.
Yes, he has a black labrador called Widgeon.
Order of Succession to the British throne
The Queen's Family Tree
The British Royal Family
The Queen's Guards
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9 January 1854: The first free lending Library opened, on Marylebone Road, London.
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