Kate Middleton the ‘spitting image’ of mum Carole in adorable never-before-seen picture

Kate Middleton the ‘spitting image’ of mum Carole in adorable never-before-seen picture

Kensington Palace have shared a selection of pictures online to celebrate Mother’s Day. These included pictures of Kate Middleton with the royal children and Prince William and Prince Harry with Princess Diana. The selection of snaps also included a sweet throwback picture of Kate and her mother, Carole Middleton.

Fans were quick to comment on the post and share their best wishes.

One wrote: “Happy Mother’s Day Duchess. You are such an inspiring role model for all mums.”

Another added: “Such lovely pictures. Happy Mothers day.”

A third said: “Wow. This is the best Mother’s Day greeting! Happy Mother’s Day to the Duchess of Cambridge and to all mums around the world.”


One of the pictures shared shows Carole Middleton holding her daughter Kate, who was just a baby at the time.

Some royal enthusiasts also noticed the striking resemblance between Kate and her mother in the snap.

One royal fan commented: “Wow The Duchess is totally her mum.”

“These are ALL gorgeous Heart with arrow and how stunning is Carole!?” A second added.

Another showed Kate and William playing outside with Princess Charlotte and Prince George.

The final picture showed a painting of a vase filled with red roses which was made by Prince George.

It was credited: “A card from Prince George to his mother this Mother’s Day.”

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.


Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.


Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.

Published at Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:21:00 +0000