Will Kate Middleton become Britain’s next people’s princess?
Much has been made of the 29-year-old’s middle-class beginnings.
With her down-to-earth charm and stylish attire, royal watchers hope she will bring a touch of much-needed glamour to and excite younger interest in the House of Windsor
Her mother is a former British Airways stewardess and her father is a trained pilot turned flight dispatcher.
Together they founded a successful company selling party supplies.
They put their daughter through her History of Art course at St Andrews. She left with a 2.1 degree and the future king of England’s heart.
Kate met William in 2001 and began dating shortly afterwards.
After waiting ten years for her prince to pop the question, she will only be too aware of the responsibility about to be placed on her young shoulders.