Kate Middleton: 5 Photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge With Her Siblings, Pippa and James

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is among the most recognizable people in the world. She’s photographed whenever she steps foot in public but it’s not often the 38-year-old is seen alongside her siblings, 36-year-old Philippa “Pippa,” and 32-year-old James. Ahead, check out rarely seen photographs of Catherine with her younger sister and brother. 

The Duchess of Cambridge doesn’t come from royalty like her husband of nearly nine years, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. She grew up a commoner, albeit a well-off one thanks to the lucrative party-planning business founded by her parents Carole and Michael, but a non-royal just the same. 

Pippa first caught the world’s attention at William and Catherine’s 2011 royal wedding. These days she keeps a low profile, spending time with her husband, James Matthews, and one-year-old son, Arthur Michael William Matthews. Meanwhile, Catherine and Pippa’s younger brother, James, grew up to be an entrepreneur like their parents.

Kate Middleton took Pippa Middleton to watch Prince William play polo

On June 17, 2006, the now-Duchess of Cambridge attended a charity polo match in Richmond, England, with her sister.

Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton watch Prince William play in a charity polo match on June 17, 2006
Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton watch Prince William play in a charity polo match on June 17, 2006 | Indigo/Getty Images

They sat on the sidelines watching William play. This happened more than four years before Catherine and William announced their engagement. 

She attended a concert for Princess Diana with James Middleton

On July 1, 2007, Catherine arrived at Wembley Stadium for a concert in memory of William’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales with her brother, James.

Kate Middleton and James Middleton arrive at The Concert for Diana on July 1, 2007
Kate Middleton and James Middleton arrive at The Concert for Diana on July 1, 2007 | Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images

The concert fell on the day Diana would’ve turned 46. William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, spoke at the event commemorating their mom as James and Catherine watched from the crowd. 

Kate Middleton went to a London club with Pippa Middleton

When Catherine and William briefly broke up, Catherine made the rounds at plenty of London hotspots with photographers documenting her comings and goings.

Pippa Middleton and Kate Middleton outside Mahiki on Feb. 1, 2007
Pippa Middleton and Kate Middleton outside Mahiki on Feb. 1, 2007 | Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic

One of her favorites, according to ES Insider, had been Mahiki, a Polynesian-themed club. Here’s her and Pippa smiling and laughing in a car outside Mahiki on Feb. 1, 2007. 

She and Pippa Middleton lived in Jordan as little kids

Ahead of Catherine and William’s royal wedding, Clarence House released some previously unseen photographs of the bride. One of them included an undated snapshot of a young Catherine standing by her even younger sister, and their father, Michael, with ancient ruins in the background.

Kate Middleton with her sister, Pippa Middleton, and their father, Michael Middleton, in Jerash, Jordan
Kate Middleton with her sister, Pippa Middleton, and their father, Michael Middleton, in Jerash, Jordan | Handout

The Middleton family had once lived in Amman, Jordan, where the photograph had been taken, probably by Carole. 

The Middleton family attended the royal family’s Christmas Day church service

In 2016, the Catherine’s family joined British royals for their annual Christmas Day church service. The Duchess of Cambridge can be seen carrying a young Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, with her father, brother, and sister walking behind her.

Kate Middleton carries Princess Charlotte, with brother James Middleton, sister Pippa Middleton, and father Michael Middleton, on Dec. 25, 2016
Kate Middleton carries Princess Charlotte, with brother James Middleton, sister Pippa Middleton, and father Michael Middleton, on Dec. 25, 2016 | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

A year later at the same event, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex would make her first big royal appearance with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex ahead of their royal wedding in May 2018.