Danielle StaceyThe Duchess of Cambridge's father Michael Middleton turned 71 on 23 June 2020
The Duchess of Cambridge's father Michael Middleton is celebrating his 71st birthday on Tuesday 23 June, so at HELLO! we thought we'd take a look at his sweetest moments with his three children, Kate, Pippa and James Middleton.
Flight dispatcher Michael met wife Carole while she was working as a flight attendant for British Airways. The pair celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday 21 June – which fell on the same day as Father's Day and their son-in-law Prince William's 38th birthday this year. The couple married in Buckinghamshire in 1980 and welcomed their first child Catherine in 1982, followed by Pippa in 1983 and youngest child and only son, James, in 1987.
Kate shared a sweet childhood snap with her father on Kensington Royal's social media accounts on Father's Day 2020. The future Duchess sits on Michael's lap with the pair both dressed in checked shirts and jeans.
Ahead of Prince William and Kate's royal wedding in April 2011, the Middletons released a few family photos. Michael is pictured with his daughters Kate and Pippa in Jordan, where the family lived for around three years from 1984.
Michael looked like the proudest father in the world when he walked his eldest daughter Kate down the aisle on her wedding day on 29 April 2011. The pair arrived to huge cheers from the crowds who had gathered outside Westminster Abbey in London to catch a glimpse of the royal bride.
The Middletons stayed at the Goring Hotel on the night of the royal wedding and Michael happily waved to photographers as he and wife Carole and their youngest children, Pippa and James, left the luxury hotel.
This sweet moment between Michael and middle child Pippa was captured at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Middletons joined several members of the royal family aboard the Elizabethan, during the river pageant to celebrate the Queen's 60-year reign.
Michael, Pippa and James looked like they were enjoying themselves, as they grinned and waved during the Jubilee celebrations.
Michael and Carole turned out to support Pippa at the launch of her book Celebrate in 2012, along with their son James.
Michael and Pippa were spotted deep in conversation at the Coronation Festival Gala 2013 at Buckingham Palace. Father and daughter often attend Wimbledon together as well.
Another proud dad moment for Michael as he walked his youngest daughter Pippa down the aisle on her wedding day to hedge fund manager James Middleton in Bucklebury in May 2017.