Kate Middleton Descendant Of Notable Birmingham Families, Australian Historian Reveals Details
By Tanya Diente | June 5, 2014 2:43 PM EST
Kate Middleton's lineage reveals she is a descendant of notable families in Birmingham, as researched by Australian Historian Michael Reed.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive with their son Prince George at Sydney Airport April 16, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George flew from New Zealand to Australia, where they will now spend nine days touring the country.
Kate Middleton's lineage, according to Michael Reed, starts with the blue-chip-families of Birmingham; the Chamberlains and the Martineaus. Michael Reed, an Australian History teacher at Hallam College in Melbourne, has been examining Kate Middleton's lineage since she married Prince William in 2011. Reed discovered Kate MIddleton's ties to two of Birmingham's notable families when he was examining her lineage, reports Daily Mail.
Kate Middleton's lineage with the Chamberlain family started off with visionary city leader Joseph and his son Neville, Prime Minister during the Second World War. The Martineaus on the other hand, were another political dynasty whose families include five successive generations of mayors or lord mayors of Birmingham.
Daily Mail quoted Michael Reed on his discovery of Kate Middleton's lineage.
"Kate's great great grandfather was Francis Martineau Lupton, a politician himself, and his first cousin was Birmingham Mayor Sir Thomas Martineau, a friend of Queen Victoria. Sir Thomas's nephew was Neville Chamberlain," he said.
"As Hitler discovered when he met Neville Chamberlain in 1938, Kate Middleton's political relatives were strongly anti-war - hence his policy of appeasement. Sadly Francis Martineau Lupton's son, Lionel Martineau, was one of many in Kate Middleton's family killed in the First World War," he added.
Kate Middleton's lineage, along with other of Reed's research regarding the Duchess will be presented at a conference at Birmingham's Newman University on July 4 and 5, in celebration of the 100-year death anniversary of Joseph Chamberlain.
The conference, according to birminghammail, will be co-organised with the Birmingham City Council and political history groups. It will also include a dinner at the Chamberlain family's historic Highbury Hall Home in Moseley.
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