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Kate Middleton had a huge fortune before she became a member of the Royal Family

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Kate Middleton He may have been a "commoner" technically, but before marrying the world's best-known family, she led a luxurious lifestyle.

Since becoming Duchess of Cambridge, Kate has traded the wild night in Mahiki for family dinners and tiaras, but how much money she had before she got married. Prince William?

Kate might have replaced the street dresses and blouses of the Gucci blouses and Alexander McQueen coats, but the duchess grew up quite comfortably. In a highly televised global special, Kate married her prince at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, 2011.

Kate was born into an upper middle class family as the daughter of Michael and Carole Middleton, who had their own fortune.

The 37-year-old mother – who gave birth to a second baby in April last year – was worth about £ 5 million – according to global wealth tracking company Wealth-X – before joining the Royal Family. Although some estimates put your net worth at £ 7.3 million.

Kate's wealth is mostly in money, because she doesn't have a personal portfolio of artwork properties.

Kate was born in Reading in 1982 and attended public schools such as Downe House and Marlborough College of Wiltshire, which cost up to £ 36,000 per year.

The Duchess of Cambridge went to St Andrews University, where she met her future husband, Prince William.

Despite her royal partner and wealthy parents, Kate landed a part-time job as accessory buyer for retailer Jigsaw after graduating – which would have helped her build her own fortune.

It was previously reported that Kate was involved in her parents' event-based Party Pieces company, working on catalog design and production, marketing and photography.

Carole Middleton founded the company in 1987. Tired of not getting street party supplies, Carole decides to set up her own business to help her parents in the same situation.

In a statement on her website www.partypieces.co.uk, Carole talks about her humble beginnings by selling children's party supplies in her garden, she said: “Party pieces started as a way to make it easier to celebrate these special events with friends. and family.

“In 1987, I had two small children and was pregnant with my son, James. We had returned to the UK living abroad and I was a full time mom. I didn't want to lose my kids as a child, so I considered starting my own business, ”Carole told Good Housekeeping.

The business eventually grew and in 1995 moved to a warehouse. After college, Kate, Pippa, and James Middleton also worked for the business.

"Catherine declared the First Birthday brand – she chose the product and took care of all the images and production in the catalog."

Your parent's business is now worth about £ 30,000,000.

Much of Kate's net worth came from her family business and she worked for them until a few months before the wedding.

While living in London, the Duchess lived in her parents' £ 1.4 million apartment in Chelsea.

Kate and William had one of the most attended marriages in history when they married in April 2011.

Since their marriage, their new value has risen dramatically as the royal family is estimated at about £ 66 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

Recently, Kate and William were photographed attending the appointment ceremony of Britain's new polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough in Birkenhead.

The happy couple were seen meeting real fans and ship officials on the day, smiling and posting for photos.

The event was also attended by Sir David Attenborough, that the ship was named.

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