Prince William and Kate Middleton,
The Younger Years
The dream of marrying a handsome prince is, for most little girls, just a dream. But for England's own small-town girl, Kate Middleton, the fantasy will become a reality when she weds Prince William April 29.
Carole and Michael Middleton's first child, Catherine Elizabeth, was born Jan. 9, 1982. And not even "Lady Dorothy" could have imagined the heights her granddaughter would scale.
Five months later, on June 21, 1982, Prince William was born to Princess Diana and Prince Charles with all of the pomp and circumstance befitting the apparent future king. Prince William was on constant display, preparing for the monarchy.