Kate Middleton's Mother Carole — from Businesswoman to Grandmother of Royal Kids
Carole Middleton, the mother of Kate Middleton, is an outstanding power of nature and provides the ideal example of maternal quality for the duchess.
Carole was born in January 1955 in Ealing, London, England, as Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith, according to IMDb. Her parents are Dorothy Harrison and Ronald John James Goldsmith.
As reported by Hello!, Carole was taken on as an air hostess by British airways, where she met her future husband, Michael Middleton, a steward.
Carole Middleton at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
The pair started dating, and in 1980, they tied the knot at St James Church in Dorney, Buckinghamshire. Two years later, Carole and Michael welcomed their first child, daughter Catherine Elizabeth.
Philippa Charlotte followed Kate in 1983 and James in 1987. Carole gave her children an extremely traditional childhood.
Carole became a mother-in-law to Prince William when Kate married the prince on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London, according to Biography.
Kate Middleton and Prince William on March 5, 2020 in Galway, Ireland. | Photo: Getty Images
She later became a grandmother to the world's most famous royal kids — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Kate and William shared a photo of Carole on social media in March 2020, and many fans noted how much Carole looks like her daughter today.
Carole is said to be the true "power behind the throne" with a huge impact over Kate and William.
One person wrote that she never noticed such a substantial similarity before. Another added that Kate and her mom are beautiful women. Someone else wrote that good gene run in the family.
As reported by Closer Weekly, a source said that Carole is Kate's "No. 1 confidante." The source added that Carole has been stepping in to assist with George, Charlotte, and Louis.
Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
Meanwhile, Carole is said to be the true "power behind the throne" with a huge impact over Kate and William, according to a royal expert, as reported by The Sun.
"Carole is a very strong woman who comes from quite a humble background," said Royal author Phil Dampier, "and the fact that she has worked herself up with a successful business has given her a backbone of steel."
Carole Middleton, Queen Elizabeth ll, and Camilla at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
Dampier added that Kate, whose charity works focus mainly on issues surrounding young children, addiction, and art, goes to Carole for guidance and solace constantly and that Carole spends a lot of time with William and Kate's three children.