Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982 at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She is the eldest of three children born to Carole (née Goldsmith) and Michael Middleton.

Middleton's paternal ancestors were from Leeds, West Yorkshire. Middleton's maternal ancestors, the Harrisons, were working-class labourers and miners from Sunderland and County Durham.

Kate Middleton's Family Tree