Kate Middleton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, née Middleton, is a member of the British monarchy. She is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the throne. Born on January 9, 1982, Catherine grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She met Prince William in 2001 while studying Art History in Scotland at the University of St Andrews. They were married at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. On January 14, 2013, St James's Palace announced that the Duchess was expecting her first child in July 2013.

Britain’s Prince George to get low-key christening

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Cambridge. Photo: AP

Britain’s Prince George, the son of Prince William and his wife Catherine, is to be christened on Wednesday in a private family ceremony far removed from the global media circus that surrounded his birth.

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015, 4:46pm

Prince William and Kate release family photos of baby George

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose with their son Prince George in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, southern England. Photo: Reuters

Prince William and his wife Kate released two informal family snapshots as the first official photos of their son, Prince George, on Tuesday, disappointing royal fans hoping to get a good look at Britain’s newest royal heir.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

How they see it

Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meet the public with their baby outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London. Photo: Xinhua

1. The Sydney Morning Herald

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

BBC loses the plot over royal birth

The birth of British royal baby hits the headline of press. Photo: AFP

Rarely, maybe never, in the ages of media commentary has so much empty hot air been expended by so many people over something so insignificant.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm 3 comments

Royal media machine keeps tight control over Prince George's privacy

A selection of some British front pages headlining the birth of Prince George whimsically observed giving his first royal wave.Photo: AP

The British monarchy's media machine has handled the birth of the royal baby smoothly but huge challenges lie ahead to protect young Prince George's privacy. The frenzy that erupted when Prince William and his wife, Kate, gave journalists a glimpse of the boy on Tuesday was just a taste of the lifetime of media attention that awaits the future king.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

William and Kate name Britain’s new royal heir George Alexander Louis

British newspapers report on the new royal baby, George. Photo: AP

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate have chosen three traditional royal names by calling their new new-born baby boy George Alexander Louis, William’s office said on Thursday. 

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm 2 comments

Queen pays a private visit to Britain's future king

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves Kensington Palace in central London. Photo: AP

Britain's Queen Elizabeth paid a private visit yesterday to Prince William and his wife Kate to meet their newborn son, her great-grandson who will one day inherit the throne. The 87-year-old spent just over half an hour at Kensington Palace in London where the still unnamed infant, the third in line to the throne, was spending his first day after leaving hospital.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

Hong Kong fortune tellers see romance in British royal baby’s future

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their new-born baby boy to the world's media outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Britain’s royal baby will grow up to be determined but introverted – and a big hit with the ladies – Chinese fortune tellers predicted on Wednesday.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

William and Kate show off new royal baby in London

Prince William and Kate show their new-born baby boy to the world's media outside St Mary's Hospital in London. Photo: AFP

Prince William and his wife Kate gave the world its first glimpse of their new baby on Tuesday when they left hospital with the boy who is third in line to the British throne.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm 3 comments

Bit of a queue for future king

The new British royal heir is more likely to have made a grandparent of his father Prince William and become one himself before taking his turn on the throne. Photo: AFP

There's nothing quite like a royal event to unite the nation and lighten gloom and doom in Britain. Amid national austerity, the birth of a baby boy, third in direct line to the throne, has sparked jubilation. It has also brought out vicarious monarchism elsewhere, especially in the US, thanks partly to the emotional link to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who would have been a grandmother at 52.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

Princely welcome for royal baby in London

Crowds jostle to get a souvenir snap of the easel placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, the traditional method of announcing the birth of a royal baby.Photo: AFP

The one baby to rule them all - or at least the people of Britain - was born to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, on Monday afternoon, setting off celebrations among the royal couple's future subjects.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

Media frenzy as Britain's Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour

NBC's Natalie Morales broadcasts live from St Mary's hospital in London. Photo: AP

Britain's Prince William’s wife Kate was in labour at a London hospital on Monday as public anticipation over the birth of their first child, who will be third in line to the British throne, reached fever pitch. The royal couple, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, travelled by car to St Mary’s Hospital in west London before dawn and entered through a back door to avoid media camped outside the main entrance.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

Britain celebrates as Duchess Kate gives birth to baby boy

Wellwishers throng outside St Mary's hospital in London. Photo: Xinhua

Britain celebrated as Prince William’s wife Kate gave birth to a baby boy early on Tuesday morning Hong Kong time, their first child who will be third in line to the British throne - ending hours of fevered anticipation outside the London hospital where the child was delivered.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm 14 comments

New-mum Kate out of sight, media turn to Sweden's Princess Madeleine

Princess Madeleine waves to the public after marrying. Photo: AFP

Forget Kate. Now that the Duchess of Cambridge is about to enter the largely private state of doting motherhood (the word out of London is that the birth of her and Prince William's first child is expected this weekend), the royals-obsessed European press needs someone else to focus on.

12 Jul 2013 - 3:57am

Talking points

Wang Yi

Foreign Minister Wang Yi sets out tomorrow to pay official visits to Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei, returning to Beijing on May 5.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm