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Kate Middleton and Prince William have started to carry out virtual visits and shared a video of this on Instagram. With the coronavirus lockdown restricting royal visits, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge video called pupils at Casterton Primary Academy in Burnley. Kate opted for a bright orange jumper and a pair of £165 gold earrings.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge called teachers and school staff at Casterton Primary Academy to thank them for their hard work and dedication – and to wish the children a very Happy Easter.”

The royal couple were sat together at home during the video conversation.

Kate wore a bright orange jumper that had a high neckline and slightly puffy sleeves.

Her long brown hair was pulled back into a half-up-half-down do which revealed a pair of gold earrings.


The Duchess showed off her thrifty side by re-wearing the earrings which she debuted in Ireland earlier this year.

The pretty jewellery had a leafy fern designer and were by designer Catherine Zoraida.

The ‘Gold Fern Drop Earrings’ are relatively affordable, selling for £165.

The jewellery was made in 18ct gold-plated silver and complemented Kate’s orange jumper.

Royal enthusiasts shared their appreciation for the video call by commenting on the Instagram post.

One wrote: “Aw this is so lovely! The Duke and Duchess are wonderful representatives for the Royal Family. Thank you for all the work you do have a lovely Easter.”

“So sweet. You could tell the children loved chatting to them. William and Kate are such inspirations,” another commented.

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.


Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.


Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.

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