Kate Middleton

Duchess Kate gave a rare insight into her incredibly close bond with father Michael Middleton

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton’s father Michael Middleton is celebrating his 71st birthday on Tuesday 23 June.

So, at The Royal UK, we thought we’d take a closer look at his bond with Duchess Kate.

Flight dispatcher Michael met wife Carole when she was working as a flight attendant for the British Airways. The couple recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on 21 June – which fell on the same day as Father’s Day this year.

Interestingly, their son-in-law, Prince William’s birthday is also on the same date. The duo decided to marry in Buckinghamshire in the year 1980. The adorable couple welcomed their first child Catherine in 1982, followed by Pippa Middleton in 1983. Lastly in the year, 1987 Carole gave birth to her youngest child and only son, James.

Duchess Kate shared a sweet childhood snap with her father on Kensington Royal’s social media accounts on Father’s Day 2020. The future Duchess sits on her father, Michael’s lap with the pair both dressed in checked shirts and jeans.

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Ahead of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal wedding in April 2011, the Middletons released a few family photos. (You can view all the pictures above by swiping left).

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Michael Middleton is pictured with his daughters Kate and Pippa in Jordan. There the family lived for around three years from 1984. He looked like the proudest father in the world when he walked his daughter Kate down the aisle on her wedding day. The pair arrived in enormous applause from the crowds who had assembled outside Westminster Abbey in London to catch a glimpse of the future queen consort.

Kate Middleton is known to be very close to her dad Michael, 71. Royal Editor Ingrid Seward told The Royal UK that “all the in-laws whose offspring have married into the royal family in recent years, the Middletons have been the most embraced.”

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She further added by saying: “For her part, Kate has always admired her father, who taught her and younger sister Pippa to excel at sport, especially tennis. “Mother Carole’s beauty, charm and business acumen and dad Michael’s gentle nature and charm have proved the perfect elements for their eldest daughter to become the future queen. “Kate’s stable background instilled in her natural confidence, which has helped her so much in royal life.” 

Another proud dad moment for Michael Middleton as he walked his youngest daughter Pippa Midleton down the aisle on her wedding day to hedge fund manager James Middleton in Bucklebury in May 2017.

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