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Things to know about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 22: SURREY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: (NO PUBLICATION IN UK MEDIA FOR 28 DAYS)  Kate Middleton, Prince William's girlfriend, (C) with her parents Carole and Michael attend the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy on December 15, 2006 in Surrey, England. Kate and her family were there to watch Prince William's passing-out of the academy. (Photo by POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)

The Duchess was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton in Reading, England, on Jan. 9, 1982, to Michael (L) and Carole Middleton (R). While her father was an airline officer, her mother was an airline stewardess.

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