Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is one of the most famous and photographed women in the world. That’s understandable as she will become queen consort once her husband Prince William eventually takes the throne as king of the UK. However, she started out as a “commoner,” with a fairly normal family. And there’s plenty you didn’t know about the Middletons.
Pre-William, Kate’s family existed in a curious space where they weren’t quite upper-class, nor quite middle-class. Kate’s mother Carole came from a working-class family and was a flight attendant. Carole’s parents, Dorothy and Ronald Goldsmith, reportedly couldn’t afford to send her to college when the time came.