Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth “Kate”; née Middleton; born 9 January 1982 )
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The duchess grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001
Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010 before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
The duke and duchess have two children:
Prince George (born 22 July 2013)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (born 2 May 2015),
who are respectively third and fourth in line to the British throne
In 2010, Middleton pursued an invasion of privacy claim against two agencies and photographer Niraj Tanna, who took photographs of her over Christmas 2009.
She obtained a public apology, £5,000 in damages, and legal costs.
In September 2013, the Queen granted a conjugal coat of arms to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, consisting of their individual arms displayed side by side, beneath a helm and coronet denoting the duke’s status as grandson of the sovereign