Photos of Kate and her grandmother, Valerie Glassborow. In WWII Valerie and her twin sister worked in Bletchley Parks famous Hut 16 which cracked Germanys Enigma code. Kate reopened Bletchley Park in 2014.Valerie married RAF pilot Peter Middleton in 1946 and had four children including Kate's dad Michael. Valerie died aged 82 in 2006 Peter died on 2/11/2010 aged 90. William and Kate's engagement announcement was delayed because of his death. Kate was very close to both of them.
Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)
Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist. You have Joan and the women of Bletchley Park to thank for changing the History of the World AND the fact that you’re reading this on a computer!