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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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Yesterday, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Manchester to attend the Children’s Global Media Summit. The first stop was to BBC Children’s to find out how it is running a focus group called “Stepping Out” with the aim to find out more about how children feel about issues such as mental health challenges. This then helps inform programming and digital content. Then at the Children’s Global Media Summit at the Manchester Central Convention Complex The Duke attended a private meeting related to the Cyber Bullying Taskforce and The Royal Foundation. And The Duchess attended a Sesame Street Workshop, run by the team which makes the TV show, to explore the research work it is doing. Finally, The Duke gave a keynote speech. In it he praised the spirit of Manchester and talked about the impact of digital media in children’s lives. #CGMS2017 Find out more about the visit here - http://bit.ly/2BMQIzE

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Today, the 2018 winners of the Queen's Young Leaders Award have been announced. And to celebrate, Prince Harry has sent this special message of congratulations. The Award recognises the exceptional work of young people around The Commonwealth and the Leaders will receive their Award from The Queen in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace next year. The Queen and Prince Harry have supported the Award since it was set up by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in Her Majesty's name in 2014. Well done to all the winners. Find out more about them here > www.queensyoungleaders.com

05.12.2017

Today Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle were in Nottingham on their first official visit together since announcing their engagement: http://bit.ly/2BrZxh4 Prince Harry has been to Nottingham many times before and was delighted to show the city to his new fiancée, Ms. Markle. Their visit today focused on causes that are particularly important to His Royal Highness – raising the awareness of HIV/ AIDS and preventing youth crime. To mark #WorldAidsDay, Prince Harry spent time at the Terrence Higgins Trust charity fair, where he spoke to volunteers about how they are fighting the stigma against HIV/ AIDS in the local area. They also visited the Nottingham Academy to see the work of Full Effect – a programme established by Prince Harry through The Royal Foundation to prevent young people getting involved in crime.

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During day two of #RoyalVisitFinland, The Duke of Cambridge met Father Christmas at one of Helsinki's beautiful Christmas markets. During the meeting, The Duke hand-delivered a letter to him, written by Prince George. The Duke also dropped into classes at one of the city's school to see how they are combatting bullying and putting student well-being at the top of the agenda. In the morning HRH attended Slush – an exciting event for tech start-ups. A full look at the pictures here: https://t.co/b0qeuYdpx4 Before leaving Finland, The Duke spent time with pilots from @FinnishAirForce and found out how they train to fly in the winter weather.

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The Queen has spent the day in West Sussex, visiting charity Canine Partners and the Chichester Festival Theatre. At Canine Partners, Her Majesty met some of the puppies that are training to be assistance dogs, and was given a demonstration of the tasks they learn, such as opening the washing machine and picking up dropped items. For many people with a disability, an assistance dog allows them to enjoy independence and get into education or employment. The Queen was then treated to a performance by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre (CFYT), which is one of the largest youth theatre groups in the country. Before departing Her Majesty even got a chance to meet Una the (puppet) elephant. Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2BpsHNN

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The Duke of Cambridge was welcomed to Helsinki today by the President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö. The Duke is in Finland for a two-day tour where he will meet young community leaders, mental health campaigners and young people in the tech industry as well as learning about the Finnish education system. The trip coincides with the year of Finland's 100th anniversary of Independence. Today, The Duke dropped into one of Helsinki's ice rink where the Icehearts were training, a charity that helps young boys who are at risk of social isolation. HRH even took to the ice himself – where he shot a puck on goal. More from Day 1 of The Duke’s first official visit to Finland here: https://t.co/b0qeuYdpx4

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Today it was announced that His Royal Highness, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged. Watch this interview with the couple, filmed this afternoon at Kensington Palace. The official announcement was made this morning by The Prince of Wales, who later said he and The Duchess of Cornwall were thrilled with the news. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and also wish them every happiness. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said of the engagement: "We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together." Find out more about the announcement here: http://bit.ly/2zJaMpg

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His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle are engaged to be married. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle's parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Birmingham today where they dropped in on a Coach Core training session at Aston Villa FC. The Club is one of several locations around the city where The Royal Foundation's apprentice scheme operates. Take a closer look at the day here: http://bit.ly/2zoCZRY Their Royal Highness also saw the state-of-the-art production facilities at Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull, as well as visiting one of the world's oldest whistle factories. 100,00 whistles are produced at the family-run Acme Whistles each week.

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This week The Countess of Wessex, who is a Global Ambassador of the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness, has been in Bangladesh to visit The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust projects and other organisations working to eradicate avoidable blindness. Find out more about the Royal visit here: http://bit.ly/2mQH7Ei

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To celebrate the 70th Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, this new photograph has been released worldwide. British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, took the images in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle earlier this month. In this release, The Queen and His Royal Highness are photographed against a platinum-textured back drop. The marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten took place at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947. Find out about The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's wedding day here: http://bit.ly/2jCD1Pc

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The Prince of Wales is visiting Antigua & Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands and Dominica this weekend where he will meet organisations, charities and members of the local communities who are all working together following the Hurricanes which struck the region earlier this year. “As you recover and move forward, you can be sure, Ladies and Gentlemen, that you are not alone. The plight of those who have been through such terrifying devastation and are still enduring such dreadful privation is close to the heart of Her Majesty The Queen and, indeed, to my own.” - HRH The Prince of Wales

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To mark the 70th Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, new photographic portraits have been released worldwide. The Queen and His Royal Highness will celebrate their Wedding Anniverary on Monday, 20th November 2017. The portraits, by British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, were taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November. In this first release, The Queen and His Royal Highness are framed by Thomas Gainsborough's 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years. The marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten took place at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947. Find out about The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's wedding day here: http://bit.ly/2jCD1Pc

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Yesterday The Duke of Cambridge unveiled the national Action Plan on the Prevention of Cyberbullying. Created by The Royal Foundation's Taskforce, the plan is designed to kick-start a new approach to support young people navigate the internet. His Royal Highness said: 'Obviously me being a Dad, I want to make sure that my children and all the future children are protected.' Over the past 18 months, the Taskforce has met regularly to kick-start a new approach to support young people who are experiencing bullying online. More details of the Stop Speak Support at: www.stopspeaksupport.com

17.11.2017

Today The Earl of Wessex has been in north-east London on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Tour, visiting three sites to hear how the scheme is making a positive impact in the community. His Royal Highness met a number of award participants and joined them as they took part in activities that will help them face the challenges of DofE. The Earl also heard how the students, who are from some of London’s most deprived boroughs, are being supported through the scheme thanks to the work of the charity. Founded by The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is the world's leading youth achievement award. The Earl of Wessex is a Trustee of the Charity and is Chairman of the Trustees of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. Read more: https://www.royal.uk/earl-wessex-goes-duke-edinburghs-award-tour-london

16.11.2017

Today The Duke of Cambridge attended the final meeting of The Royal Foundation's Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying at London's Google headquarters. Following the meeting His Royal Highness unveiled the national Action Plan at YouTube Space London, and launched the first ever online code of conduct #StopSpeakSupport to empower all young people to take a stand against bullying. Convened in May 2016, His Royal Highness brought together the UK's leading tech and media companies for the first time, as well as children's charities, parents, and a panel of young people. Over the past 18 months, the Taskforce has met regularly to kick-start a new approach to support young people who are experiencing bullying online.

16.11.2017

Her Majesty The Queen has visited Hull to mark its year as the United Kingdom's City of Culture. The Queen travelled by train and arrived at Hull Railway Station this morning, where Her Majesty met members of the public and City of Culture volunteers. Hull has been named as the UK City of Culture for 2017 and a series of cultural and creative events have taken place over the past year to celebrate the accolade. The Queen then visited wind turbine blade factory, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to see the blade production line, meet operatives & watch a demo of their work. The factory produces wind turbine blades for the company's offshore turbines. Finally The Queen went to the University of Hull to open the Allam Medical Building & take a tour of the facility. Her Majesty met nursing care students & tutors, observed a training session on robotic mannequin patients before visiting an operating theatre. Finally Her Majesty met representatives of the perinatal and mental health care team, before unveiling a plaque. Find out more about the visit here: bit.ly/2iZ42bx

16.11.2017

Ahead of #HIVTestWeek, Prince Harry opened the Terrence Higgins Trust pop-up shop in Hackney. The shop is giving out free HIV self-testing kits for the next 10 days. One of the THT volunteers did a live demonstration of the test kits for HRH – which showed him how quick and easy they are to use. Prince Harry then spoke to Andrew Bates, who was diagnosed with HIV two years ago. He said he initially felt shame about his diagnosis, but now wants to use his experience to help others. ‘I can be an advocate for HIV positive people, and show the world that life doesn't end after getting an HIV diagnosis.’ Find out more about Prince Harry’s visit here: http://bit.ly/2hsPRLr

15.11.2017

Tomorrow The Duke of Cambridge will unveil the national Action Plan created by The Royal Foundation's Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying. Ahead of the launch, His Royal Highness invited campaigners Lucy Alexander and Chloe Hine to Kensington Palace to hear more about how cyberbullying has affected their lives. Last year, Lucy wrote movingly about the loss of her son, Felix, who took his own life after experiencing cyberbullying. The Duke read Lucy's story and asked her to be one of the parents to help inform the Taskforce's work. Chloe was a member of the Taskforce Youth Panel, after she was attacked online at the age of 13 and attempted to take her own life. Watch The Duke share his motivation to tackle cyberbullying with Lucy and Chloe here:

15.11.2017

Yesterday, Princess Alexandra presented The Royal Humane Society Awards at Buckingham Palace. Founded in 1774, the society has been granting awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life for over 240 years. Princess Alexandra heard some incredible stories yesterday; Mark Maloney received a bronze award for jumping into The Thames after a young boy who had fallen in and was being carried away by the current. He managed to catch up to him and the boy made a full recovery. Read more of the heroic stories of the recipients here: http://bit.ly/2zHadJ3 While The Queen is Patron of The Royal Human Society, Princess Alexandra has been President of the charity since 1975.

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