The Truth About Kate Middleton's Parents
With their eldest child set to become Queen of England one day, it only makes sense that royal
fans have long been interested in Michael and Carole Middleton.
Catherine Middleton will be the first middle-class woman to serve as Queen Consort when
Prince William accedes the throne. However, royally connected or not, the prince's university
sweetheart had a rather plummy upbringing, herself. As Daily Mail reported in 2005, shortly
after she and her now-husband went public with their relationship, she attended two elite
schools as a child. First, she attended Downe House — which, today, costs more than $34,000
per year to attend (via their website). Thereafter, she attended Marlborough College, which set parents back £21,000 per year in 2005, according to Daily Mail
roughly $36,000 per year in today's terms.