Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton is grieving following the death of her grandmother.
Valerie Middleton, who was circa 82, died suddenly at Andover, Hampshire, 13 September, 2006.
At the age of 22 the then Valerie Glassborow married pilot instructor Peter Middleton, son of a Leeds solicitor, at Adel Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 7 December, 1946. Their son, Michael, Kate's father, was born at Chapel Allerton, Leeds, in 1949.
It's a double blow for Kate who has lost both grandmothers in a matter of weeks. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Goldsmith, 71, died from lung cancer, 21 July, and Kate read a poem at the funeral.
Mrs Middleton's funeral takes place at Thatcham, Berkshire, close to the home of Kate's parents, 22 September, 2006.