PUBLISHED: 18:33, Tue, Jan 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:45, Tue, Jan 7, 2020
Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge when she married into the Royal Family. With her husband, Prince William, she has worked as a full-time royal appearing at official events on behalf of the Queen. Princess Diana also married into the family, however she missed out on something Kate was given, an expert has claimed.
The Duchess of Cambridge first met Prince William at the University of St Andrews where they both studied.
Despite a brief split in 2007, the royal couple dated for seven years before getting engaged.
When Prince William proposed, Kate was given the diamond and sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana.
Kate assumed the title of Her Royal Highness after the wedding, which took place at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
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Kate Middleton: She has been accepted into the Royal Family, an expert claimed (Image: GETTY)
Kate Middleton: She is a working member of the Royal Family (Image: GETTY)
Since then, the Duchess has often been seen performing royal duties and supporting charities close to her heart.
Kate has also been given something Princess Diana never had, according Paul Burrell, former butler of Princess Diana.
Speaking in Amazon Prime documentary, The Diana Story, he explained Kate was more accepted into the family.
He said Kate has been given "the love and support of the Royal Family”, which was something Princess Diana always wanted.