Kate Middleton's rise to fame came a lot earlier than we thought.
A childhood photo of the royal modelling when she was seven years old has emerged. The picture was taken for the Duchess' family's party supply business in 1989, where Kate is featured alongside her mum, Carole, and siblings Pippa and James.
Kate’s mum started her now multimillion-dollar business out of a backyard shed 30 years ago and it seems the picture has been released to commemorate the milestone.
"I produced a little flyer which I circulated in local playgroups and very soon I was using our garden shed as a packing room and office," Carole remembers. "Over the years all my children have played a huge part in it from modelling for the catalogue to developing new categories for the brand."