Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton had two jobs before she married Prince William and joined the royal family. Pictured: Middleton and Prince William attend the Men's Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London. Getty Images/Clive Brunskill

Kate Middleton had led a much different life before she married Prince William.

Before joining the royal family, the Duchess of Cambridge had two jobs. Middleton used to work at her family's business, Party Pieces. She only worked with her dad, Michael, and mom, Carole, for a brief moment as after a year she landed a job with a British retailer Jigsaw. For Middleton's second job, she only worked three days a week.

For the job, the royal performed menial tasks like running errands and grabbing tea and snacks for their talent on the set or during a photo shoot.

The founders of the womenswear brand, John and Belle Robinson are close friends with the Middletons. So, the duchess' hiring wasn't surprising. Nevertheless, Middleton worked hard. In fact, in a 2008 interview, Belle praised Middleton's performance and input in the business.

"I have to say I was so impressed by her," Belle told Evening Standard. "There were days when there were TV crews at the end of the drive. We'd say: 'Listen, do you want to go out the back way?' And she'd say: 'To be honest, they're going to hound us until they've got the picture. So why don't I just go, get the picture done, and then they'll leave us alone."

"I thought she was very mature for a 26-year-old, and I think she's been quite good at neither courting the press nor sticking two fingers in the air at them. I don't think I would have been so polite," she added.

Belle also noticed Middleton's being so approachable. According to her, the royal mom of three would sit in the kitchen and chat with everyone during lunchtime. "She wasn't precious," Belle added.

Middleton ended her part-time job at Jigsaw in November 2007. She told Belle that she needed "some time to herself."

In related news, Middleton confessed that she “turned bright red” when she met Prince William for the first time. However, the Duke of Cambridge couldn't remember their first meeting.

Also, Middleton and Prince William confirmed that they broke up before they got married. According to the duchess, the incident was not easy, but it made her stronger.