The Duchess of Cambridge at a glance

The Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge
Day of Dance was celebrated with the ancient English tradition of Morris dancing in Portsmouth. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

Morris dancing Day of Dance in Southsea – picture gallery

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Here are seven facts about the Duchess of Cambridge as she visits Portsmouth today.

1.Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born to Michael and Carole Middleton at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, on 9 January 1982. She is the eldest of three children.

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2. Kate was christened at the parish church of St. Andrew’s Bradfield in Berkshire in June 1982.

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3. Her first school was a nursery in Amman, Jordan. Her father’s work took the family to the Middle East when she was two and they remained their for almost three years.

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4. Kate studied Chemistry, Biology and Art at A-level at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

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5. She was keen on sports at school, participating in tennis, hockey and netball and the high jump.

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6. She met Prince William at the University of St. Andrews, Fife, from where she graduated in 2005 with a 2:1 in the History of Art.

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7. The Duchess’s hobbies include hill walking, tennis, swimming, sailing, photography and painting.

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Source: www.royal.gov.uk