Carole and Middleton’s Wedding: The Duchess of Cambridge’s parents were married in 1980 – check out Caroline’s engagement ring, wedding dress and more.
11 years have passed since then Carole Middleton67, and her husband Michael73, was watching their eldest daughter The Duchess of Cambridge they are tied to Prince William at a very high-profile wedding.
While thousands of people watched their daughter’s big day, little is known about the Middleton wedding. After the couple’s 42nd wedding anniversary, we look back at Kate’s parents’ relationship, from Carolina’s glittering engagement ring to her unseen wedding dress…
LOOK: The royal wedding of Carola and Michael Middleton’s daughter Kate that took over the spectacle
How did Carole and Micheal Middleton meet?
Carole met flight dispatcher Michael while working as a flight attendant for British Airways.
Although it is not known which engagement ring Michael originally gave to his wife, Carole was spotted with two beautiful stones on her left hand in the past few years. The first was a solitaire diamond that was next to her gold wedding ring when she visited Kate and Prince in Lindo’s lap at St. Mary’s Hospital shortly after Prince George was born in 2013.
Carole wears a beautiful blue engagement ring
However, a few years later, Carole was shown wearing a stunning engagement ring that was visible when she attended the 2017 and 2019 Wimbledon tennis championships.
She is no different from her daughter PippaThe Art Deco style, estimated to cost around £ 200,000, features a square blue stone in the middle surrounded by diamonds.
When did Carole and Micheal Middleton get married?
The couple got married on June 21, 1980 in Buckinghamshire, which means they marked their own 42nd anniversary on the same day as the birthday of their son-in-law Prince William, shortly after Father’s Day.
James Middleton’s wife Alizee borrowed her mother-in-law’s wedding dress
Although they haven’t posted any photos of her wedding day, we now know what kind of wedding dress Carole wore thanks to her son James ’recent wedding to Alizee Thevenet.
James and financial analyst Alizee were married in France in September 2021, and they shared their wedding photos exclusively with HELLO !. Alizee opted for a casual floor-length white wedding dress with a Bardo neckline, floating sleeves and embroidered details, which is exactly what her mother-in-law wore in 1980.
“While I was talking about dresses with Carole and sharing ideas during isolation for inspiration, I tried on her wedding dress and fell in love with it,” she said.
“It fit me perfectly and it was exactly what I wanted. It always bothered me that wedding dresses are only worn once, so it was amazing to give such a beautiful dress a second life.”
How many children do Carole and Micheal Middleton have?
The Middletons share three children
The couple are the parents of three children. Catherine’s first child was born in 1982, followed by Pippa in 1983 and the youngest child and only son, James, in 1987.
They have all had their weddings since then, and Carole and Micheal are now grandparents to Kate and William’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and Pippa’s children with husband James Matthews, Arthur and Grace.
Are you planning your wedding? Sign up for HELLO! ‘S brand new Bride Guide newsletter for expert advice, budget help, wedding inspiration and real life stories delivered directly to your inbox.