Kate Middleton’s life began modestly. She was born in 1982 to Carole and Michael, both employees at British Airways, 40 miles outside of London. Soon, she attended a rural preparatory school and eventually found her way to St. Andrews in Scotland—where she fell in love with a certain prince. The rest, as they say, is history. From her early childhood to life as duchess; from Graduation Day to the Big Day; from yellow hotpants to Alexander McQueen, see highlights from Kate’s 30 years.