Have you ever wondered why the Duchess of Cambridge isn't referred to as Princess Catherine or Princess Kate since she is married to Prince William?
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She grew up in an upper-middle class family with her father, Michael Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and her mother, Carole Goldsmith, a flight attendant. They went on to found Party Pieces, a mail-order private company that sells party supplies and decorations.
Michael had ties to British aristocracy and benefited financially from trust funds that had been established over 100 years ago.
Kate studied art history in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews, where she met William in 2001.
"When I first met Kate I knew there was something very special about her," William said.
The couple became engaged in November 2010 and married in April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
When she married William she received the title of Duchess of Cambridge, however her lesser known name is Princess William of Wales, as a woman marrying into the Royal family takes their husband's name.
So her full title is: Her Royal Highness Princess William, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergu.
So why isn't she know as Princess, when Diana, William's mother was?