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Herzogin Catherine

35 Jahre

Ein Märchen mit guten und schlechten Zeiten erlebte die als Kate Middleton geborenen Herzogin Catherine schon mit ihrem berühmten Mann: Prinz William von England. Inzwischen sogar mit zweifachem Nachwuchs

  • Geboren , Reading, Berkshire/ England
  • VornameCatherine Elizabeth
  • Name Middleton
  • Grösse 1.75 m
  • Sternzeichen Steinbock
  • Partner Prinz William (verheiratet)
  • Kinder George Alexander Louis, Prinz von Cambridge  (*2013); Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Prinzessin von Cambridge (*2015)

Biografie von Herzogin Catherine

Eigentlich wünschen sich doch alle Mädchen, Prinzessin zu sein. Dass ein Prinz auf einem weißen Schimmel heran galoppiert, um mit ihnen in den Sonnenuntergang zu reiten. ist es so ergangen. Gut, ein Schimmel war vielleicht nicht im Spiel, aber ihr Leben hat sich grundlegend geändert. 

Aufgewachsen mit den zwei jüngeren Geschwistern Pippa und James in der ländlichen Umgebung von London, hatte Kate von jeher gute Karten für einen exzellenten Start ins Leben. Ihre Eltern haben mit einem Partyservice für Kinder ein Vermögen verdient und konnten es sich leisten, die Tochter auf die besten Schulen Englands zu schicken. So drückte sie beispielsweise in der gleichen exklusiven Lehranstalt die Schulbank, die auch von York besuchte. 

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Video: Sie kann singen!

28.12.2015

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Soziales Engagement

Aber trotz aller Annehmlichkeiten ist Kate auf dem Teppich geblieben. Nach ihrer Schullaufbahn hat sie ein freiwilliges soziales Jahr absolviert. Dafür hat es sie bis nach verschlagen. Vielleicht hat sie dort gelernt, dass es wichtigeres gibt als die Aufmerksamkeit der Medien.

Seitdem und Kate erstmals zugegeben haben, ein Paar zu sein, wird diese auf Schritt und Tritt verfolgt. Dabei ist ihre Liebe tatsächlich nicht spektakulär verlaufen. Die beiden haben sich einfach kennengelernt wie Tausende junger Menschen. Sie besuchten die gleiche Universität, Kate studierte an der schottischen St.-Andrews-Universität Kunstgeschichte, und lebten zusammen in einer WG. 

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Geheime Beziehung - zunächst

Möglicherweise haben die beiden geahnt, welche Reaktionen die erste Liebe von ältestem Sohn in der britischen Presse auslösen würde - sie hielten ihre Beziehung fast ein Jahr lang geheim. Ein gemeinsamer Skiurlaub bereitete dem jedoch ein Ende und nach dem Abschluss des Studiums ging es in die erste gemeinsame Wohnung. 

Doch der öffentliche Druck wurde zuviel für das junge Paar und schließlich sahen die beiden keinen anderen Ausweg als die im Frühjahr 2007. Kate hatte zuvor sogar über einen Anwalt versucht, die Paparazzi zur Vernunft zu rufen und gebeten, sie nicht ständig zu verfolgen.

Nach der Trennung beeindruckte Kate durch ihr Auftreten. Niemals sah man ihr an, wie sehr sie litt. War aber wohl doch so, denn schnell versöhnten sich die beiden und waren wieder "everybody's darlings". Scharf beäugt und schon zigmal verlobt zwar. Aber dabei unheimlich sympathisch und ein echtes Liebespaar. Die Verlobung von Prinz und Society-Mädchen am 16. November 2010 hat das nur bekräftigt.

Job? Nicht die Priorität

Weniger Stabilität gab es in Kates beruflicher Entwicklung: Ungefähr ein Jahr arbeitete sie als Accessoire-Einkäuferin für die Modekette "Jigsaw". Dann überlegte sie, umzusatteln und Fotografin zu werden. Doch auch dieser Traum war nur von kurzer Dauer.

Am 29. April 2011 wurde all dies allerdings nebensächlich: An diesem Tag wurde aus Kate Middleton nämlich Frau Prinzessin William Wales - die Ehefrau des zukünftigen Königs von England (in der Thronfolge steht William an zweiter Stelle hinter seinem Vater). Es war ein unvergesslicher Tag, nicht nur für die Brautleute. Die ganze Welt blickte nach London, als Kate, in einem umwerfenden Kleid von "", von ihrem Vater in die Westminster Abbey geleitet wurde. An diesem Tag trat Kate Middleton ihren neuen Beruf an: Irgendwann wird sie wohl die Königin von England sein. 

Prinz William + Herzogin Catherine

Traumhochzeit in England

Prinz William und seine Frau wirken am Tag nach ihrer Trauung ganz entspannt.
Kurz bevor es in die Flitterwochen geht, sieht man die Frischvermählten beim Spaziergang durch den Park des Buckingham Palace.
Hier sitzt der zukünftige König von England drin und entschwindet in seine Flitterwochen.
Auch Camilla Parker-Bowles hat die Feierlichkeiten gut überstanden.

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Zwei Kinder krönen das Glück

Seit 2013 ist sie zunächst einmal Mutter eines künftigen neuen Thronfolgers: Am 3. Dezember 2012 wurde verkündet, dass sich Will und Kate auf Nachwuchs freuen. Die britische Nachfolgeregelung war extra modernisiert worden: Egal ob Mädchen oder Junge, das Erstgeborene wird Thronanwärter. Einige waren daraufhin ein bisschen enttäuscht, als am 22. Juli 2013 ein Junge, , zur Welt kam, das neue Gesetz also keine direkte Auswirkung hatte. Catherine war es egal: Sie strahlte mit ihrem kleinen George auf dem Arm, nistete sich für einige Wochen bei ihren Eltern in Berkshire ein und ließ den kleinen zukünftigen König ganz behütet und in Ruhe in der Welt ankommen. Und auch danach sorgte sie mit der Wahl des ländlichen Wohnsitzes "Anmer Hall" in Norfolk nahe Sandringham für viel frische Luft und wenig Paparazzi im Kinderleben.

Prinz William + Kate Middleton

Die englische Lovestory

13. Mai 2017  Ausgelassen zeigen sich William und Kate bei einer Teeparty im Garten des Buckingham Palace.
1. Mai 2017  Einen Tag vor ihrem zweiten Geburtstag veröffentlicht das Königshaus ein neues Foto von Prinzessin Charlotte. Aufgenommen wurde das zuckersüße Porträt von Herzogin Catherine selbst. 
23. April 2017  Das muss Liebe sein! Prinz William und Herzogin Catherine beobachten gemeinsam die Londoner Marathon-Läufer und haben auch noch genug Zeit für alberne Spielchen mit der Druckluft-Tröte.
18. März 2017  Prinz William und Herzogin Catherine sind auf offiziellem Besuch in Frankreich. Ein Foto vor dem Eiffel-Turm darf da im Familienalbum natürlich nicht fehlen.

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Die Mutterrolle scheint ihr zuzufliegen, sie im Zweifelsfall noch schöner, noch zugänglicher zu machen. Ein Ende des Kate-Kultes? - Dank Dauerlächelns, süßem Mini-Prinz und seit Mai 2015 auch noch ihrer ersten Tochter, , (Krönchen! Kleidchen! Löckchen!) im Haus nicht abzusehen. Egal, ob in Berkshire, Schottland oder Kanada - wohin Catherine kommt, fliegen ihr die Herzen zu. Ihren Terminkalender in royalem Auftrag muss die stilbewusste Herzogin daher endgültig ausdehnen. Bis vielleicht irgendwann Baby Nummer drei kommt. 

Prinz William + Herzogin Catherine

Traumhochzeit in England

Prinz William und seine Frau wirken am Tag nach ihrer Trauung ganz entspannt.
Kurz bevor es in die Flitterwochen geht, sieht man die Frischvermählten beim Spaziergang durch den Park des Buckingham Palace.
Hier sitzt der zukünftige König von England drin und entschwindet in seine Flitterwochen.
Auch Camilla Parker-Bowles hat die Feierlichkeiten gut überstanden.

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Social Media von Herzogin Catherine

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26.05.2017

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26.05.2017

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26.05.2017

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26.05.2017

The Duke of York, accompanied by Princess Eugenie, has hosted a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate… https://t.co/NuJfhfq10h

25.05.2017

Today The Duke of Edinburgh met @DofE Gold Award recipients at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. #DofE https://t.co/1m4yNQ7GLA

25.05.2017

At Eland Lodge Farmhouse The Queen views aspects of the Duchy of Lancaster's activity in Staffordshire – starting w… https://t.co/X21Tk4fN6g

25.05.2017

After her visit to Manchester, The Queen, as Duke of Lancaster, is visiting Duchy of Lancaster farms in Staffordshi… https://t.co/Nwu7wSsECF

25.05.2017

The Queen has visited Manchester to meet staff, victims and families of those involved in this week's attack in the city. At Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Her Majesty met nursing staff, paediatric doctors and surgeons and thanked them for their work over the last few days. During the visit The Queen spoke to a number of the victims and their families, including Millie Robson, aged 15, from County Durham, Evie Mills, aged 14, from Harrogate, and 12 year old Amy Barlow, from Rawtenstall. Earlier this week The Queen sent this message following the attack on Monday evening. Read it in full here. http://bit.ly/2qRCJTZ

25.05.2017

A message from Her Majesty The Queen following the attack in Manchester yesterday. http://bit.ly/2qRCJTZ

23.05.2017

“For any parent, being told that your child may have a life-limiting condition, or may die young, will be one of the most difficult and isolating experiences you can face. As Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH), I have seen the incredible difference that children’s hospice and palliative care services can make for children, young people and their families.” To mark Children’s Hospice Week, The Duchess of Cambridge asks everyone to join her in celebrating and shining a light on the lifeline services provided by children’s hospices across the UK. Find out more about Children’s Hospice Week on the EACH website here → https://www.each.org.uk/childrens-hospice-week

22.05.2017

Yesterday, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry presented a new award on behalf of The Diana Award. The Diana Award honours the legacy of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, by celebrating her belief in the power of young people. The Inaugural Legacy Award celebrates the outstanding achievements of 20 young people from around the world, who have shown qualities of kindness, compassion and service to others – without expecting a reward. As well as presenting each recipient with their award, The Duke and Prince Harry met the 20 winners before the ceremony. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2qBexFd

19.05.2017

"Of all of today's pressures on the ocean, perhaps the most visible is the build-up of plastic debris. We need to progress beyond our "take-make-and-waste" economy." "Collaboration across the whole supply chain, from chemists to designers and from manufacturers to retailers, will be essential if we are to develop truly game-changing solutions." – The Prince of Wales, speaking last night at the launch of the #NewPlasticsEconomy Innovation Prize, which encourages innovators to find new ways of designing packaging to help keep plastics out of the ocean. The prize has been launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit. Watch The Prince's speech from the event in full:

19.05.2017

The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, presented new colours to the 1st Battalion and F Company Scots Guards in the Garden at Buckingham Palace, accompanied by The Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Regiment. Her Majesty's association with the Scots Guards dates back to her Coronation, when she became Colonel-in-Chief. The Queen first presented new colours to the Scots Guards at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in 1965 and last presented new colours in 2002, in the year of her Golden Jubilee. Read the full story → https://www.royal.uk/queen-presents-new-colours-scots-guards

19.05.2017

In 1762, King George III purchased nearly 200 paintings and drawings by Venetian artist Canaletto from the art collector, Joseph Smith. The artwork was originally bought to decorate King George III's new London residence, Buckingham House (Palace) and now forms part of Royal Collection Trust. Opening on 19 May at The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace, Royal Collection Trust's exhibition 'Canaletto & the Art of Venice' showcases one of the finest groups of works by Canaletto in the world. Find out more on their website → http://bit.ly/2pBcUFi

19.05.2017

Today The Queen, alongside The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace - accompanied by other members of The Royal Family and attended by than 8,000 guests. Guests were invited in recognition for the work they have done in their communities and whilst a band played a selection of music, more than 20,000 cakes and 27,000 cups of tea were served. Members of The Royal Family also met guests attending the Party - which is one of four The Queen will host this year. Find out more about the day here > http://bit.ly/2qsIQhc

16.05.2017

Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry held a party at Buckingham Palace in honour of children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces. Over 850 children and their guardians attended. Find out more about the event: http://bit.ly/2rdcAPr

13.05.2017

"On this visit, as on our visits to the West of Ireland in 2015 and to Donegal last year, I can assure you that we have felt, and cherished, every single one of the 'Céad míle fáilte' (hundred thousand welcomes) for which Ireland is so very famous." Yesterday, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall ended the #RoyalVisitIreland with a reception at the British Ambassador's Residence in Dublin. Watch His Royal Highness's speech from the reception in full.

13.05.2017

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have received an amazing welcome from the people of Ireland on the second day of #RoyalVisitIreland! Their Royal Highnesses spent the day in Kilkenny, meeting residents and stallholders at the local Farmers Market, and even trying their hand at hurling in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle! Later that day Their Royal Highnesses visited Grennan Mill Craft School, and The Prince viewed the Emergency Medical Service Helicopter at the United Nations Training School Ireland. The Duchess ended the day at the Irish National Stud. Tomorrow, The Prince and The Duchess will spend a third and final day in Ireland visiting communities in Dublin. Follow #RoyalVisitIreland to keep up to date with the visit.

11.05.2017

Today, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Luxembourg at the request of Her Majesty's Government. The Duchess participated in the official commemoration of the 1867 Treaty of London and took part in several engagements to celebrate the cultural and historic ties between the UK and Luxembourg. Find out more here: bit.ly/2q8MtsH

11.05.2017

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall received a wonderful welcome to Northern Ireland today as Their Royal Highnesses arrived for a two-day visit. Today’s engagements included a visit to the village of Bellaghy for a tour of the Seamus Heaney HomePlace. This new art and literary centre is dedicated to the legacy of the Nobel Prize winning Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney. The Prince and The Duchess also officially opened new North West Cancer Centre and hosted a concert at Hillsborough Castle. Follow #RoyalVisitNI for updates from the visit. Catch up on today's news from the Royal visit to Northern Ireland: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/the-prince-of-wales-and-the-duchess-of-cornwall-arrive-northern-ireland Read The Prince of Wales's speech delivered at Seamus Heaney HomePlace: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/media/speeches/speech-hrh-the-prince-of-wales-the-seamus-heaney-homeplace-bellaghy-county

09.05.2017

Today Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Pangbourne College to celebrate its centenary. The Queen and The Duke attended a Thanksgiving Service before watching the college on parade. Founded as a training college for officers of the Merchant Navy, the school still practices Royal Navy ceremonial traditions with a modern focus on developing leadership. Find out more about the visit here: http://bit.ly/2qVHOt6

09.05.2017

🎥 Yesterday The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service for Members of the Order of Merit at St James's Palace. The Order is one of several honours conferred by The Queen, and has 24 members at any one time, rewarding achievement in the arts, learning, literature and science.

05.05.2017

The Duchess of Cornwall, a longstanding literacy supporter, visited the BBC Radio 2 studios in London today. The Duchess is Honorary Judge of the 500 Words short story competition and helped pick this year's winners. 500 Words is an annual competition which asks children aged 13 and under, up and down the country, to put pen to paper to compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words. This year, the competition received a record-breaking 131,798 entries! The winning entries will be read out by famous faces at the Tower of London next month. Find out more about the judging and The Duchess’s visit to the studios → https://www.royal.uk/duchess-cornwall-visits-bbc-radio-2-studios-500-words-competition-judging Read some of the top 50 stories → http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories

05.05.2017

Today The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service for Members of the Order of Merit at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace. The Order of Merit is one of several honours conferred by The Queen; The Order of Merit has 24 members at any one time, and rewards those who have achieved greatly in the arts, learning, literature and science. Find out more about the Order of Merit on our website here → https://www.royal.uk/queen-and-honours From left to right back row: Sir James Dyson, Lord Darzi of Denham, David Hockney, Neil MacGregor, The Rt Hon Jean Chretien, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Lord Rees of Ludlow, John Howard, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, Lord Robert Fellowes. From left to right seated: Sir David Attenborough, Lord Rothschild, Professor Lord May of Oxford, Professor Sir Roger Penrose, Sir Michael Atiyah, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen, Lord Foster of Thames Bank, Sir Tom Stoppard, Baroness Boothroyd, Professor Sir Michael Howard and Lord Eames.

04.05.2017

An announcement regarding The Duke of Edinburgh. https://www.royal.uk/announcement-regarding-duke-edinburgh

04.05.2017

Today The Duke of Edinburgh opened the new Warner Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground. The Duke has a long association with cricket and is officially involved with over 20 cricketing institutions worldwide. At Lord’s His Royal Highness met representatives of Marylebone Cricket Club, including England legend Mike Gatting, and he team involved in creating the new Warner Stand, before formally opening the Stand. Read the full story here → http://bit.ly/2pxpKYz

03.05.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow. The photograph was taken in April by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this photograph as they celebrate Princess Charlotte's second birthday. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank everyone for all of the lovely messages they have received, and hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.

01.05.2017

Today The Earl of Wessex visited Bletchley Park, Britain's main decryption hub during the Second World War. It was at Bletchley Park that code-breakers including Alan Turing penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers, most notably the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. Historians say the efforts made here shortened the war by four years. The Earl visited two newly updated exhibitions which celebrate the pioneering achieved made by those who waged the 'secret war'. Read the full story of The Earl's engagements today, which also included visits to Milton Keynes and Cambridge → http://bit.ly/2oPOBnG Image by Jakob Ebrey Photography for the Bletchley Park Trust.

27.04.2017

In the White Drawing room in Windsor Castle, The Queen holds an Audience with His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana. Throughout the year, The Queen holds many Audiences, which allows her to maintain close ties with officials from the UK, the Commonwealth, and across the world. Find out more → http://bit.ly/1O52byJ

26.04.2017

Her Majesty The Queen hosted a ceremony at Windsor Castle on 25 April 2017 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Motability. The charity enables disabled people, their families and carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair using their mobility allowance. The Queen, who has been Patron of Motability since 1977, gave keys to five Motability customers including Edward Todino, a disability advisor at Kingston University (pictured below). Several Motability vehicles were on display at Windsor Castle to show the technological advances that have been made over the course of 40 years. Find out more about the event here: http://bit.ly/2pwjZLZ

26.04.2017

On #ANZACDay The Duke of York pays tribute to Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women at a Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial in London. The Duke will later attend a Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. On 25 April each year, New Zealanders and Australians commemorate Anzac Day, in honour of the men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during the landings at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles.

25.04.2017

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition was founded in 1883 and is the world’s oldest international schools’ writing contest. Last year, 13,500 entries were received from nearly every Commonwealth country, from the UK all the way to Tristan de Cunha (5,592 miles away)! Thousands of young writers from across the Commonwealth have already submitted their stories for this year’s competition, and there is just one week left to take part. The Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, has held Awards Ceremonies at Buckingham Palace for competition winners annually since 2014. Read more about the competition and find out how to enter → bit.ly/CWEssayComp Read a past winning story → http://bit.ly/CWEssayWinner

24.04.2017

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