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Kate Middleton

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.

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Kate and Prince William

CrownPrince William of Wales

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.

Crown When will Prince William be crowned King?

Prince William is second in line of succession to the throne, following his father The Prince of Wales.

Crown Will Prince William's future wife become a Queen?

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.

CrownWhat hobbies and sports does Prince William have?

Prince William enjoys sport. His favourite are polo and swimming.

CrownDoes Prince William have a pet?

Yes, he has a black labrador called Widgeon.


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Also on this day .....

9 January 1854: The first free lending Library opened, on Marylebone Road, London.

9 January 1929: Alexander Fleming successfully treated his assistant Stuart Craddick’s infection with a penicillin broth, at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.


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