Understanding the "Kate Middleton effect"
The Duchess of Cambridge makes headlines again with heartwarming story
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most famous women in the world. She grew up as Kate Middleton, but her life changed when she met her future husband William, who is expected to become King, making her a likely future queen consort. Still affectionately known as Kate by an adoring public, she's now a wife, mother, and "Her Royal Highness."
Middleton has a special connection with the public and a flair for charity work, similar to her mother-in-law, Princess Diana. She ran a photography competition in 2020 which connected her with a four-year-old girl undergoing treatment for leukaemia. The adorable Mila first spoke to the Duchess of Cambridge on the phone in August of 2020, telling her that her favourite color was pink. Middleton promised to wear a pink dress if they were ever able to meet, once the pandemic subsided and it was safe for Mila to have visitors. They were finally able to meet in May of 2021, and true to her word, Middleton arrived wearing a pink dress. These simple and personal acts of kindness are part of the Duchess's unique magic, and one of many reasons she'll make a wonderful queen.
Browse the gallery and revisit some of the highlights in the life so far of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
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