The Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most photographed faces in the world. But Kate wasn’t always destined for a royal life, she was just like you or I before she married Prince William! Below, we’ve discovered 12 things you didn’t know about the Duchess of Cambridge…

She was born on the 9 January 1982 and grew up in Berkshire. Kate studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William in 2001. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010 (William gave Kate his mother Princess Diana’s ring), and she attended several royal events before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. She wore one of the most stunning royal gowns ever by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.

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Now a mother to two gorgeous little royals of her own, Kate and William are doting parents to little Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

But there is A LOT more to our future queen than meets the eye and we’ve found some amazing facts about her that we are sure you didn’t know! Read on to see if you have heard of these before…we bet you haven’t!

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