She was born the eldest of three children to Carol and Michael in Berkshire, England. Kate Middleton In the lap of her father and mother.She grew up in a modest home in Berkshire, where her family ran a party supplies business.Kates mother, Carole Middleton, grew up in a family with little money, but she started up her own business from scratch, from her own idea.In 1986, at the age of 4, she was enrolled at St Andrews School (a private school in Berkshire). Kate Middletons photo from her school days.At the age of 13, she went to the Marlborough College in Wiltshire, where the annual fee was 15,000.It was rumoured that at Marlborough College she had a poster of her future husband, Prince William on her wall. However, she quashed speculation by revealing it was, in fact, the Levis guy..Since her childhood, Kate is a photography enthusiast. Kate Middleton doing Photography.In the mid-1980s, when she was still a child, Kate and her family lived for a few years in Amman, Jordan (a Middle East country).During a gap year in her studies, Kate spent time studying at the British Institute in Florence.While taking a break from studies, Kate also crewed on Round the World Challenge boats in The Solent. Kate Middleton round the world challenge.