Kate Middleton and her family business

The princess-to-be isn’t descended from aristocracy. Instead, her 'solidly middle-class family' runs a successful party-supplies company that sells everything from balloons to confetti. And the business has played a major role in Kate's life.

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Kate MIddleton, age 3
Kate MIddleton, age 3
Even at a young age, soon-to-be-princess Kate Middleton seemed destined for the heights.
By Grace Wong

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