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In Pictures: Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton, the girlfriend of Prince William

Kate Middleton is celebrating her 25th birthday as speculation mounts she will become engaged to Prince William later this year.

Kate Middleton watches her boyfriend Prince William play polo at Beaufort Polo club Tetbury 21 June 2005

The pair met in 2001 when studying at St Andrews University, Fife. They shared accommodation during their four years at university and went on holiday together.

Kate Middleton at Festival of British Eventing - Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire

She attended the exclusive Marlborough College before studying art history in Scotland.

Kate Middleton and her mother Carole shopping at the 'Spirit of Christmas ' festival at Olympia 3rd of Nov 2005

Kate Middleton is the eldest daughter of Carole, left, and Michael Middleton, who run a mail order toy business.

Kate Middleton and Prince William on a skiing holiday, Klosters, Switzerland, 30 March 2005

They were pictured in several tabloid newspapers beside Prince Charles at the Swiss ski resort of Klosters in 2005.

Kate Middleton at Hugh Van Cutsem and Rose Astor's wedding, in Burford, Oxfordshire.

Miss Middleton quickly became a fashion trendsetter, wearing high street clothes as well as designer outfits.

Kate Middleton was a guest at Sandhurst when William was commissioned as an officer in the British army.

Kate Middleton was a guest at Sandhurst when William was commissioned as an officer in the British army.

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