Understanding the "Kate Middleton effect"
Catherine, Princess of Wales turns 41 this January 9
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Catherine, now Princess of Wales, 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, which would make her the future Queen Consort. Still affectionately known as Kate by an adoring public, she's now a wife, mother, and "Her Royal Highness."
Browse the gallery and revisit some of the highlights in the life of Catherine, Princess of Wales.
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