Pictures and Fun Facts About Kate Middleton England's Future Queen Happy 29th Birthday, Future Queen Kate Middleton! by POPSUGAR Celebrity AU 09/1/11 2 Reactions 0 Shares Print 0 0 0 0 0 What a year 2011 will be for Kate Middleton! It takes a very special person to go from being ordinary girl to Future Queen of England, and Prince William obviously realised he had to hold on to Kate when he put a ring on it last November. All eyes will be on Kate when she walks down the aisle on April 29, but she’s still got reason to celebrate: she turns 29 today! So in honour of her birthday, let’s get to know a little more about her. Source: Getty Starting Out What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kate was born in Reading on Jan. 9, 1982. Her parents, Michael and Carole, joined her when she attended the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst in Dec. 2006. Source: Getty 1 / 10 Party Parents What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kate's parents run their own company Party Pieces. Kate has helped her family with the mail order firm, which sells party decorations and supplies. They are pictured here outside their home in Berkshire, on the day Wills and Kate announced their engagement. Source: Getty 2 / 10 Sister Solidarity What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kate has a younger sister called Pippa and a younger brother called James William. The sisters were together for a book launch in May 2007. Source: Getty 3 / 10 Catwalk Queen What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kate has a fashionable past, having walked the catwalk at a student fashion show in March 2002 while at university in Scotland. Source: Getty 4 / 10 Clever Clogs What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kate has an excellent education record, with 11 GCSEs and two As and a B at A-level. She met William at the University of St. Andrews, and graduated with a degree in art history, while Wills studied geography. The pair attended their graduation ceremony on June 15, 2005. Source: Getty 6 / 10 Accessories Guru What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kate started work as an assistant accessories buyer for Jigsaw in Nov. 2006. She's shown her skills at putting outfits and headwear together at the many weddings she's attended. Kate chose a beautiful blue number for Nicholas van Cutsem and Alice Hadden-Paton's wedding in Aug. 2009. Source: Getty 6 / 10 Roller Girl What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 As well as all those formal dos, Kate also knows how to let her hair down! She wore a glittery top and yellow hot pants for the Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco at London's Renaissance Rooms in Sept. 2008. Source: Getty 7 / 10 Best Dressed What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kate has earned a place on many best dressed lists, including Vanity Fair's 2008 list, Tatler's 2007 list, and many more. She's pictured here showing her style at yet another wedding, Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes' ceremony in May 2006. Source: Getty 8 / 10 Titles What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 If and when William becomes King, Kate will use her birth name of Catherine. There have been five Queen Catherines in England. She's already looking the part here at Harry Meade and Rosie Bradford's wedding in Oct. 2010. Source: Getty 9 / 10 Jewellery Tales What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 William gave Kate his late's mother's engagement ring. Let's hope it doesn't meet the same fate as a pair of earrings Wills gave Kate—her dog Otto reportedly ate them! Source: Getty 11 / 10 0 0 0 0 0 Read More Celebrity WeddingsWeddingPrince WilliamKate MiddletonCelebrity EngagementsRoyal WeddingPop Slideshow littlemunchkin 3 years I love this :-) I love her.