She was born in Reading, England in 1982 to Michael and Carole Middleton, a pilot and an airlines stewardess respectively. While her father worked for British Airways, Middleton lived in Amman, Jordan for a few years in the mid-80s. Middleton excelled at sports, enjoying tennis, (field) hockey, and netball, which is a British mash-up of basketball and volleyball. The Duchess enjoys cooking and is a big fan of “Great British Bake Off” star Mary Berry. She is 5’9” and has a shoe size of 8.5. Luckily, she probably has a team of seamstresses and cobblers to custom make everything for her. She met Prince William in 2001 when they were both students in residence at St. Salvator’s Hall at the University of St. Andrews. Kate is six months older than Prince William.