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Herzogin Catherine

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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 - und einerm dritten Baby auf dem Weg

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

Biografie von Herzogin Catherine

Viele Mädchen wünschen sich, 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 wahrscheinlich nicht im Spiel. Aber ein waschechter Prinz hat ihr Leben 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.

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 Chile 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 Trennung 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. 

Was für eine Schönheit! Herzogin Catherine hat Prinz William mit ihrem Charme, ihrer Natürlichkeit und ihrem umwerfenden Lächeln für sich gewinnen können - sehen Sie hier die Verwandlung von Kate 
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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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Prinz George von Cambridge

2013 wurde sie zunächst einmal Mutter eines künftigen neuen Thronfolgers: Am 3. Dezember 2012 verkündete der Palast, dass sich Will und Kate auf Nachwuchs freuen. Die britische Nachfolgeregelung war extra modernisiert worden: Egal ob Mädchen oder Junge, das erstgeborene Kind wird von nun an Thronanwärter. Einige waren daraufhin ein bisschen enttäuscht, als am 22. Juli 2013 ein Junge, Prinz George Alexander Louis, 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 zukünftigen König ganz behütet in der Welt ankommen. Danach sorgte sie mit der Wahl des ländlichen Wohnsitzes "Anmer Hall" in Norfolk nahe Sandringham für viel frische Luft und wenig Paparazzi im Kinderleben. 

Prinzessin Charlotte von Cambridge

Das konnte auch das im Mai 2015 geborene Töchterchen,  Elizabeth Diana, noch genießen - sie verbrachte gleich ihre zwei ersten Lebensjahre hauptsächlich in "Anmer Hall" und Kate genoss den Job als "Stay-at-home-mom". Nicht ganz ohne Kritik. Aber dafür hatte sie der Monarchie immerhin eine Prinzessin beschert, und das wurde das insbesondere von der Mode- und Lifestyleindustrie bejubelt: (Krönchen! Kleidchen! Löckchen!  

Prinz William + Kate Middleton

Die englische Lovestory

7. September 2017  Für Prinz George brechen neue, aufregende Zeiten an: Er hat seinen ersten Schultag in der Privatschule Thomas's Battersea in London.
Hier wird er herzlichst an der Schule empfangen und schüttelt die erste Hand.
An diesem großen Tag begleitet ihn sein Papa, Prinz William. Seine Mutter, Herzogin Catherine, bleibt hingegen zu Hause. Sie schont sich scheinbar schon, befindet sie sich doch in ihrer dritten Schwangerschaft.
Während George an der Hand von seinem Papa läuft, redet dieser ihm gut zu. So richtig glücklich scheint der kleine Prinz dennoch nicht. Er bleibt skeptisch.

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Baby Nummer drei ist unterwegs

Kate ist ein echter Familienmensch. Und so lässt sie sich auch von einem wirklichen garstigen Schwangerschaftsleiden namens Hyperemesis Gravidarum, eine ungewöhliche starke und monatelang anhaltende Form von Übelkeit, nicht davon abhalten, wieder schwanger zu werden. Das 2018 erwartete dritte Kind - Anfang September 2017 musste der Hof Farbe bekennen und die Schwangerschaft bekanntgeben, nur wenige Tage vor Vorschulstart - hat dann schon reines Joker-Potenzial. Wir freuen uns natürlich darauf!
Die Mutterrolle scheint Catherine zuzufliegen, sie noch schöner, noch zugänglicher zu machen. Ein Ende des Kate-Kultes? - Dank Dauerlächelns, Vorzeigefrisur und zwei süßen Kindern ist der nicht abzusehen. Egal, ob in Berkshire, Schottland oder Kanada - wohin Catherine kommt, fliegen ihr die Herzen zu. 

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Prinz William macht erste Schritte in Neuseeland 1983.

Am 21. Juni 1982 bekam Prinzessin Diana ihren ersten Sohn. Das Baby wurde am 4. August getauft. Welche Namen erhielt es?

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The Earl of Wessex visited Germany earlier this week to watch The Royal Wessex Yeomanry in training. The Earl, who is the Royal Honorary Colonel of the The Royal Wessex Yeomanry, watched the regiment conduct a demonstration of their urban combat skills. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2xglGka The Royal Wessex Yeomanry is currently training alongside the U.S Michigan Army National Guard at the Sennelager Training Area in Germany. The Earl spent time speaking to soldiers from both units to get an insight on how their training was progressing.

21.09.2017

A message from The Queen to the President of Mexico following the recent earthquake. "I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation following the terrible earthquake yesterday in Mexico. "That it happened so soon after the powerful earthquake that hit southern Mexico less than two weeks ago is all the more concerning. "Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the victims of this disaster, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed. "My thoughts and prayers are with those affected." Elizabeth R. Read the full message here: bit.ly/2xQrx0f

20.09.2017

Today The Queen received Madame Julie Payette, Governor-General designate of Canada, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Payette is an astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. During her time as an astronaut, Payette completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127 and logged more than 25 days in space. She also served for many years as CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, and was Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency. Payette has become well respected for her work in developing policies to promote science and technology. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and was appointed scientific authority for Quebec in the United States. Ms. Payette can also converse in six languages, holds a commercial pilot license and has 27 honorary doctorates. She is a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

20.09.2017

Last week, as Head of Great Britain’s International Olympic Committee (IOC), The Princess Royal attended the annual IOC meeting in Lima, Peru. During her time in the country, The Princess was hosted by UK in Peru - British Embassy Lima and the British Ambassador to Peru, Anwar Choudhury. On behalf of @vinetrust, a UK charity of which Her Royal Highness is Patron, The Princess Royal attended the inauguration of a medical ship, the Forth Hope, which will provide high-quality healthcare to remote Amazonian communities and visited the International Potato Centre, to see how scientists there are working to end world hunger. More on the trip here: http://bit.ly/2hdF6Qg

19.09.2017

The Duke of Cambridge has visited the Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), a charity and social enterprise that provides a holistic recovery service for those dealing with addiction and homelessness. His Royal Highness met a number of SCT service users and heard how facilities such as the homeless drop-in centre and the personal development and training centre has helped to change their lives. SCT also runs two social enterprises which enables those in rehabilitation to start work again. The Duke was able to sample some coffee from ‘Paper & Cup’, a coffee-bookshop, and was shown some of the impressive furniture restoration projects at the Restoration Station. Read more on our website → http://bit.ly/2hf5Jkb

19.09.2017

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined war veterans, who received a standing ovation from the guests at Westminster Abbey yesterday, for a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum said he finds the service "more and more emotional each year”. The Battle of Britain was a WWII military campaign in which the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom. It was the first major campaign to be fought entirely in the skies and took place between July and October 1940. Those who fought in the campaign earned the nickname, The Few, taken from Winston Churchill's line: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Following the service, The Prince and The Duchess enjoyed tea with the veterans at a reception and the guests watched a Spitfire and a Hurricane flypast. Find out more → https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/the-prince-of-wales-and-the-duchess-of-cornwall-attend-service-westminster-abbey-mark 📸 PA

18.09.2017

The Duke of Cambridge made a series of visits around Liverpool today. First The Duke opened the new Urgent Care and Trauma Centre at Aintree University Hospital and spoke to patients in the Frailty Assessment Unit. For the full story on The Duke's visit to Liverpool: http://bit.ly/2eFFvqb The Duke of Cambridge then stopped by one of the UK's leading mental health trusts, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's Life Rooms, in Walton. Here HRH learnt how they are breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health by providing community activities and 1-2-1 coaching sessions. The Duke also visited the Guinea Gap Leisure Centre to watch activities involving three related patronages of His Royal Highness – the British Sub-Aqua Club, English Schools Swimming Association and Swim England. There The Duke spoke to Frankie Wycherley who has ADHD and autism, but has been supported by the club to learn to scuba dive. The Duke ended the day of visits by watching an English Schools Swimming Association water polo session.

14.09.2017

Prince Harry has visited The Chatham Green Project, a conservation, education and sustainability initiative run by Wilderness Foundation UK. Set in 400 acres of farmland, the Project aims to educate over 3,000 pupils a year how to value the countryside and take action to protect it and our wider environment. During the visit His Royal Highness joined pupils who were taking part in a nature immersion programme. Here they are able to learn skills such as Nettle tea making, shelter building, fire lighting and leave no trace ethics. Prince Harry also had the opportunity to hear how the Wilderness Foundation's TurnAround programme has positively transformed the lives of young people. TurnAround helps young people aged 15-21 who have struggled with family, social and personal problems to overcome challenges through wilderness therapy. Read more on our website → http://bit.ly/2h2hmhL

14.09.2017

Today, The Duke of Cambridge visited the charity Sporting Chance to learn more about their work with the Football Association, supporting those affected by non-recent cases of childhood sexual abuse in football. Afterwards, His Royal Highness visited McLaren Production Centre where he learnt more about the company, which has diversified from its racing roots to become one of the world's leading automotive technology brands. Read our news stories on both visits on the Royal Family website: http://bit.ly/2fgi6fM and http://bit.ly/2wni0sa

12.09.2017

This morning The Countess of Wessex took to the trading floor as part of the BGC Charity Day. The annual event commemorates those lost in the World Trade Centre attacks by donating all the day's revenue to over a hundred charities worldwide. Since 2004 over $137 million has been raised globally. This year DEBRA UK and Brainwave were two of the participating charities. Her Royal Highness is Patron of DEBRA UK, which supports those affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), and President of Brainwave, a charity that helps children with disabilities achieve greater independence. Read more → http://bit.ly/2y0wYq2

11.09.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay have finished a wonderful three days of engagements in Scotland. Yesterday, Their Royal Highnesses joined guests at Dumfries House for a tea party to celebrate the stately home's 10th anniversary - The Duke and Duchess had a great time on the dance floor! Today marked a big day for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales as it was officially named by The Duchess of Rothesay, Lady Sponsor of the ship.The Duchess took part in the traditional naming ceremony, which included signalling for a bottle of whisky to be smashed against the hull of the ship, as is tradition in Scotland! Their Royal Highnesses also visited a number of communities and organisations in Scotland, including Emergency One, a manufacturer of emergency service vehicles. #TRHinScotland 📷 PA

08.09.2017

Yesterday Prince Harry spent the day in Northern Ireland, meeting people from across the region, with a focus on the emergency services and young people. His Royal Highness started his first visit to Northern Ireland in Ballymena, where he opened the new Northern Ireland Ambulance Service station and North Division Headquarters. In Belfast Prince Harry visited Co-operation Ireland, a peace-building organisation working to encourage and promote interaction, dialogue and practical collaboration between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The day finished at Hillsborough Castle where Prince Harry attended the annual Garden Party. Every year around 2,000 guests are invited, drawn from a wide cross-section of Northern Irish society, including the voluntary and community sectors, local charities, youth organisations and wider civil society. Read more on our website → http://bit.ly/2wKszcs

08.09.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of The Duke and Prince George at Kensington Palace this morning. The image was taken shortly before Prince George left for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea. Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to share this lovely picture as Prince George starts school, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received.

07.09.2017

A message from The Queen to the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda following Hurricane Irma: "Prince Philip and I have been shocked and saddened by the reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed or adversely affected by this terrible storm. "Please convey my gratitude and good wishes to members of the emergency services and to those who are working on the rescue effort at this very difficult time for you all." ELIZABETH R.

07.09.2017

This morning Prince George, accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge, attended his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London. Their Royal Highnesses were met by the Head of Lower School on arrival, before The Duke took Prince George inside to his reception classroom.

07.09.2017

Today, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay met with The President of Ireland at Dumfries House - and celebrated a joint birthday! Dumfries House is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Classic FM their 25th. A special 25th birthday broadcast live from Dumfries House included performances from Myleene Klass and Aled Jones. The final performance of the evening was a premiere of “Twilight Falls on Temple View”, written about the house itself. #TRHinScotland 📷 PA and Paul Burns

06.09.2017

Today The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the Support4Grenfell Community Hub, a new centre for organisations already working in the area in response to the Grenfell Tower fire. The Hub was established by The Royal Foundation, of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to provide additional mental health resources to children and young families affected by the tragedy. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2eFXnVu Afterwards, The Duke and Prince Harry visited Al-Manaar, The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and one of the first centres to respond to the fire. There, Their Royal Highnesses learnt how volunteers offered food, water, shelter and counselling to survivors on the night of the tragedy and how they continue to support those affected in the community today.

05.09.2017

"Being a member of the emergency services takes considerable mental strength and resilience, and I believe there is more that we can and should do to support all first responders to look after their mental health". – The Duke of Cambridge The Duke of Cambridge has attended the National Mental Health and Police Conference, where he delivered a speech on the issue of mental health and the impact it has on policing. The Conference is part of the new national strategy for a mental health provision in the police force and other first responders. Read The Duke's full speech on our website → http://bit.ly/2xLj4bn

05.09.2017

Today Prince Harry visited organisations and projects across Manchester, which are working to support sections of the city's community. Read more about Prince Harry's visit to Manchester here: http://bit.ly/2iNnYRW Prince Harry began the day meeting with ex-servicemen and women at the Walking With The Wounded training house in Canada Street and visited the NHS Manchester Resilience Hub, which has been providing mental health services for people affected by the Manchester Arena Attack that took place on 22 May. Prince Harry also dropped in on a Coach Core training session at Manchester City Football Club and attended a reception for England's Rugby Football League Squad. Prince Harry, who is newly Patron of Rugby Football League, met with players and coaches ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad announcement in October.

04.09.2017

"First Minister, The Duke of Edinburgh and I are delighted to be able to join you, and the people of Scotland, to celebrate this extraordinary achievement." - The Queen The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, has opened the new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth. Today's event takes place exactly 53 years after Her Majesty opened the Forth Road Bridge. The Queen met a number of the 10,000 people who built the bridge, who have collectively worked over 13 millions hours to complete the crossing over the last six years. The RAF Red Arrows then performed a spectacular flypast as The Queen and The Duke crossed the new bridge, which is 1.7 miles long and the longest triple tower cable-stayed bridge in the world. Read more on our website → http://bit.ly/2wyiyz3

04.09.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. Read the press release in full below:

04.09.2017

A message from The Queen to the President of the United States of America following Hurricane Harvey: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation following the recent terrible floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. "Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the victims of this disaster, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected." ELIZABETH R.

02.09.2017

From Cavalier King Charles Spaniels to Pembroke Corgis, The Royal Family has a long and well known love of dogs. To celebrate #NationalDogDay, watch this video to find out more about Royal Dogs throughout history. Royal Collection Trust's book 'Noble Hounds and Dear Companions' is also available to read free online → http://bit.ly/2xycNia

26.08.2017

This Sunday, a new documentary 'Diana, 7 Days' will be shown on BBC One focusing on the week between the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and her funeral. Both The Duke and Prince Harry have contributed to this film and have described their memories from that extraordinary week. The film also features interviews with the friends and family members of The Princess who were involved during those seven days. More information on the programme, which will be shown this Sunday on BBC One at 7.30pm BST, can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/35/diana-7-days

23.08.2017

Last week, The Duke of Rothesay and The Duke of Cambridge attended The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Duke of Rothesay (the title The Prince of Wales adopts when in Scotland) was this year's Guest of Honour. The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo is an annual series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands held at Edinburgh Castle. The evening also includes artistic performances from across the world. Read more on The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: http://bit.ly/2i9lqwT Their Royal Highnesses also met some of the performers and watched a short pre-Tattoo performance on the Forecourt at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Tattoo has sold out for 18 consecutive years and more than 14 million people have attended since the event was first held in 1950.

21.08.2017

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