When the current Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, came out to the Buckingham Palace balcony during the closing of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration, it was obvious there was never a mistake in her reputation and position in Britain’s powerful Royal Family. She’s the university sweetheart of Prince William and a Home Counties commoner who snagged the heart of one of the most powerful and eligible men in the world. Her exquisite wedding a few years back just proves how important she is in the British monarchy.
Now, the world has fallen for Kate Middleton, who goes by the formal title of “Catherine Dutchess of Cambridge.” Her story is an example of a normal girl who literally found her prince charming. Here are some secrets that many don’t know about the Queen-to-be.
1. She was an Athlete in College
Kate has a busy schedule with a number of royal duties and her kids to attend to. She has proven time and again that she’s not scared to sweat it all out. She has been active in Saint Andrew’s school, where she spent a lot of time playing swam and tennis. Her love for sports hasn’t stopped since becoming a duchess. Turns out, she also played a bit of field hockey in college.
2. She Crewed for a Team
The 33-year old is capable of showing off her confidence on the high seas and is known for beating her husband soundly. Kate spent her back year took in the Round the World Challenge and crewed a boat within the Solent (the home of English sailing). Her drive and passion for competition and sports can clearly be seen whenever she crews for any group.
3. She was Given a Pair of Designer Heels in her Honor
Kate isn’t the kind of person who receives a typical gag gift or funny cards on her 30th birthday. It’s a major milestone in women, and what better way to celebrate her birthday with an iconic product that’s made for her to remember. This came to be the case when Kim Kardashian created a pair of heels called “The Duchess” in her honor.
4. She’s a Sports Ambassador for Britain
Kate is more than just the Duchess of Cambridge. When she’s not busy running errands or spending time with her 2 children, she’s an official ambassador for the Team Paralympic Great Britain and Team Great Britain.
5. She Maintains the Royal Tradition
Kate keeps the royal tradition by placing her bouquet on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior at the Westminster Abbey right after the ceremony. This has been a long tradition which started by her queen mother.