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Who are Kate Middleton's parents?

Apr 26, 2018
09:19 A.M.
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It is time to learn about the other set of grandparents of the newest member of the Royal family.

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Pop Sugar reported some interesting things about the adorable parents of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

There is a renewed interest in the Royal family after the birth of Prince William and Kate’s third child on April 23, 2018. 

On the one side, the fifth heir in line to the throne has the British Royal family, which includes his grandfather, Prince Charles, step-grandmother, Camilla Parker Bowles, and grandmother, the late Princess Diana.

Then there are the Middletons, Carole and Michael, parents of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

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Kate spent her childhood in Bucklebury, England, a village near Newbury, Berkshire. She has two younger siblings, Pippa Middleton, who was the maid of honor at her wedding, and James Middleton, who owns a personalized marshmallow company.

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The family has been successful in their own right. Carole and Michael run a successful party-planning business called Party Pieces. The mail-order party-supply company is worth an estimated $50 million. The couple has been in the business for over 30 years now.

The children attended post private schools such as St. Andrew’s and some excellent universities. The post lifestyle of the Royal family was not a big change for Kate, given her own semi-posh upbringing.

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Born Carole Goldsmith, she is, in fact, a distant relative to the Queen of England. She worked as a flight attendant when she met her future husband. They tied the knot in June 1980.

She launched her business in 1987, the same year she gave birth to her youngest child.

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Michael, on the other hand, comes from a well-to-do family in Yorkshire with ties to the British aristocracy. His lineage links back to King Henry VII.

He inherited a considerable sum of money from his paternal grandmother, a descendant of the Lupton family, which had made their fortune as wool merchants in the 18th century.

He studied at the Clifton College in Bristol and later worked for British Airways where he met Carole. 

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