Kate: The Making of a Princess

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Harper Collins, Feb 15, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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Kate Middleton is the girl everyone wants to be.

Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton is living a perfect Cinderella fairy tale. She is engaged to Britain's most desirable bachelor—and now she's the future queen of England!

Academically gifted and sophisticated beyond her years, this dark-haired beauty possesses the natural poise and impeccable breeding necessary for the wife-to-be of the heir to the throne. She has charmed Prince William and his circle and captivated the entire House of Windsor. Yet there is a history behind her polished veneer that would surprise any royal court observer—an extraordinary, inspiring, and deeply moving tale of an impoverished working-class family that overcame deprivation and adversity to rise to the upper echelons of British society.

Based on exclusive and intimate interviews with Kate's closest friends and relatives, and illustrated throughout with photographs, many published here for the very first time, Claudia Joseph's Kate: The Making of a Princess is a fascinating portrait of the extraordinary young woman who will be queen—and the story of a family's remarkable journey from the mining villages of Durham to an apartment in the royal residence of Clarence House.


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User Review  - Christine Brown - Goodreads

Not great literature but I gave it five stars because I love reading about the Royal Family. Read full review

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User Review  - Caroline Mcphail-Lambert - Goodreads

For the most part an enjoyable read. Loved reading the family lineage of Kate, but the name-dropping at the end got a little tedious. Read full review


Cover Title Page Preface
The Harrisons 183798
The Harrisons 190153
The Goldsmiths 18371918
The Goldsmiths 191853
Dorothy Harrison and Ronald Goldsmith
The Middletons 18381914
The Luptons 18471930
A Florentine Interlude
Photographic Insert
A Catwalk Queen
A Royal Flatmate
Cold Hands Warm Hearts
Graduates at Last
The Real World
A Look of Love

Noel Middleton and Olive Lupton
The Glassborows 18811954
Peter Middleton and Valerie Glassborow
Michael Middleton and Carole Goldsmith
A Little Princess
At Marlborough
The BreakUp
The Reconciliation
Back in the Royal Fold
Out of the Shadows
A New Princess

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About the author (2011)

Claudia Joseph trained as a fashion journalist at the London College of Fashion before becoming a news reporter. She has worked at Tatler, The Times, and the Mail on Sunday, and contributes regularly to a number of British newspapers and magazines. She lives in London.

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