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Kate Middleton’s Fashion Lookbook: Duchess of Cambridge Style (PHOTOS)

Currently on a royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, Kate has stunned in an array of bright, feminine pieces. See the complete lookbook of the stylish royal.



Currently on a royal tour of Australia and New Zealand, Kate has stunned with an array of bright, feminine pieces. But her stylish selections for the trip down under aren't unusual for this royal. From Zara to Emilia Wickstead, see the complete Middleton lookbook.


Kate visited children in an outdoor music therapy session in Sydney, Australia on April 18 wearing a white lace frock from Australian label Zimmermann, a woven box clutch by L.K. Bennett, and open-toed wedges from Stuart Weitzman.


Creating yet another shopping frenzy, the navy and white Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress that Kate wore in Winmalee, Australia on April 17 sold out in popular sizes within minutes.

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The Duchess of Cambridge greets the crowd outside the Sydney Opera House on April 16 in a yellow-and-white Roksanda Ilincic dress, which William compared to "a banana."

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Kate Middleton chose yet another red ensemble to visit the Botanical Gardens on April 14 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She sported a Luisa Spagnoli suit with a Mulberry clutch.

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The Duchess arrived in Dunedin, New Zealand on April 13 wearing a long-sleeved, teal Emilia Wickstead number and a matching Jane Taylor headpiece.


To visit the Avantidrome on April 12 in Hamilton, New Zealand, Kate opted for an emerald green dress coat from Erdem's pre-fall 2013 collection, Episode Angel heels, and a Mulberry clutch.


Kate donned a custom navy Jenny Packham cocktail dress with silvery emboidery on her shoulder and platform Jimmy Choo pumps to the unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on Day 4 of the Royal Tour in New Zealand on April 10.

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The Duchess of Cambridge sported a custom blue Alexander McQueen dresscoat, a navy Stuart Weitzman clutch, and coordinating suede heels while visiting the WWI display at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand on April 10.

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To arrive in New Zealand for the Royal Tour on April 7, Kate Middleton chose a red Catherine Walker dress coat (similar to the one Princess Diana wore thirty years earlier) and a pillbox-style hat by Gina Foster.

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Kate Middleton attended the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on February 17 in a recycled red Alexander McQueen frock and black heels.

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On Valentine's Day, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the opening of the ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School in Ealing, England wearing a bright blue L.K. Bennett 'Detroit Style' dress.

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Kate Middleton arrived at The Portrait Gala 2014 on February 11 wearing a repeat blue Jenny Packham gown and one of Queen Elizabeth II's oversized diamond necklaces.

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The Duchess arrived at the Christmas Day service at Sandringham sporting a McQ by Alexander McQueen tartan dresscoat, a forest green beret with an oversized attached bow by Gina Foster, and black suede Aquatalia boots.

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For a screening of David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D on December 11, 2013, Kate selected a black and tan lace gown by Temperley London, Jimmy Choo heels, and a Mappin and Webb necklace. 

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The Duchess visited the Shooting Star House Children's hospice on December 6, 2013 in a grey Reiss jacket and black trousers.

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Kate Middleton attended the Royal film screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on December 5, 2013 in a white Roland Mouret gown and black suede pumps.

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Kate Middleton wore a three-quarter sleeve black and tan lace cocktail dress by Temperley London, Jimmy Choo heels, and a red Alexander McQueen clutch adorned with a bow to SportsBall, the charity's annual gala dinner on November 28.

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For the Place2Be forum on November 20, Kate sported a navy Orla Kiely pleated skirt with a coordinating Max Mara blouse.

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On November 19, the Duchess donned a brown and tan printed Orla Kiely dress, Kiki McDonough drop earrings, at Aquatalia booties to visit crime prevention charity Only Connect.

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Kate celebrated Poppy Day on November 07, 2013 wearing a red L.K. Bennett coat and a Buckley crystal brooch.


The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Action on Addiction gala on October 24, 2013 in a navy blue Jenny Packham gown.

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To celebrate Prince George's christening on October 23, 2013, Kate Middleton sported a custom cream Alexander McQueen dress coat and a Georgie by Jane Taylor fascinator.

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Kate wore a navy Smythe blazer, a blue and white striped Ralph Lauren top, and J. Brand skinny jeans while attending a Sportaid Athlete Workshop on October 18, 2013.

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The Duchess looked stunning in a Jenny Packham sequined evening gown as she attended the Tusk Conversation awards at the Royal Society on September 12.


Kate made her first post-baby appearance on August 30 in a preppy and casual outfit. Her Ralph Lauren green blazer, black Paige Denim skinny jeans, Zara top, and LK Bennett wedges gave her a slim, effortless look.

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Kate Middleton shines in her family's first official portrait with William, Prince George, and even their pup. The Duchess wears a $72 fuschia dress from Seraphine and simple pearl earrings.

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There were clearly no pregnancy pounds for Kate Middleton, who wore a periwinkle polka-dot Jenny Packham dress when she left St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday July 23—only one day after giving birth to a son.

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Kate Middleton looked the part of a princess when she wore a pale pink Jenny Packham dress and jacket and a Jane Taylor hat to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Queen Elizabeth II on June 4, 2013.

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Kate took a walk on the wild side by wearing a Hobbs animal print coat to an official cruise ship naming in England on June 13, 2013.

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The Duchess wore a striking yellow coat by Emilia Wickstead and—in true royal style—a fascinator headpiece by Jane Corbett to Queen Elizabeth's garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 22

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Peachy Keen

On a visit to the Naomi House Children's Hospice on April 29, the Duchess wore a peach coat by Canadian designer Tara Jarmon, a custom beige dress, and her go-to nude L.K. Bennett pumps.

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The Duchess shows off her growing bump in a polka dot Topshop dress and Ralph Lauren blazer at the Warner Brothers studio in Leavesden, England on April 26. She was accompanied by William and Harry.

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Proving she really is pregnant, Kate wore a maternity dress in public for the first time at an evening reception at The National Portrait Gallery on April 24. The pale blue cocktail dress is by London-based designer Emilia Wickstead. 

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Middleton looks ready for summer in a $1,500 floral-print frock by Erdem on a visit to The Willows Primary School in Manchester, England on April 23 to launch a new counseling program. She paired her dress with blue suede heels.

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Kate showed off her baby bump in a big way while filling in for the Queen at the National Review of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle in Berkshire on April 21. The Duchess wore a mint cotton Mulberry coat to converse with the scouts, and paired it with her trusty nude L.K. Bennett pumps and a tan fascinator by British milliner Whiteley. 

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With her due date fast approaching, Kate has embraced chic coats as an easy and effective cover-up. The Duchess wrapped herself up in a long red design by Armani (the same one she wore to watch Prince William get commissioned as an officer in the British army in 2006) while visiting the Astute-class Submarine Building in northern England on April 5.

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On a trip to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Kate showcased her Scottish pride (and her growing baby bump) in a short blue and grey tartan coat by British label Moloh. The venue will host events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

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The Duchess bundled up in a pair of $50 Zara jeans, Le Chameau rubber boots, an oversized army jacket, and a newsboy cap on a visit to Great Tower Scout camp in northern England on March 22nd.

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Kate Middleton wore a Marlene Birger coat dress for a quick trip to London's Baker Street subway station with the Queen on March 20th to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.

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The Duchess of Cambridge wore a holiday-appropriate teal green coat for a St. Patrick's Day parade at Aldershot Barracks in England, which she attended with Prince William.

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On the fourth day of the Cheltenham Festival horse race, the Duchess of Cambridge kept her look simple in a peach-colored double-breasted coat by Joseph and her go-to Lock & Co Betty Boop hat.

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The pregnant Duchess concealed her growing baby bump in a brown coat by British high street brand Hobbs on a visit to Havelock Academy in Grimsby, England on March 5th.

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Bun in the Oven

The Duchess of Cambridge struck a pregnancy pose in a chic cream coat by British label Goat on a trip to the offices of Child Bereavement UK, a charity Princess Diana supported.

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Bump, Bump, Bump

The mother-to-be showed off her baby bump (and a killer tan) in a gray Max Mara wrap dress on a visit to the Hope House residential center in London.

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Get Well

Even fresh out of the hospital, where she was treated for acute morning sickness, the Duchess still wows in a navy Diane von Furstenberg coat, black Aquatalia boots, a purple scarf and a strategically placed bouquet of flowers.

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Picture Perfect

On a private visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London to view Paul Emsley's portait, Middleton wore a red chiffon dress by Whistles with an empire waist—perfect for hiding a baby bump.

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Back to School

Kate Middleton paid a visit to her alma mater, St. Andrew's, on November 30th and showed she can play field hockey and still look great wearing a Q by McQueen coat.

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Train in Vain

Sporting a Max Mara coat and dress with Aquatalia boots, Kate Middleton took the train on a trip to her namesake city of Cambridge on November 28th.

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'Tis the Season

Kate Middleton got into the holiday spirit as she wore a green Mulberry dress on a visit to Londons Natural History Museum on November 27th.

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Flower Power

After flying under the radar for the past 2 weeks, Kate Middleton made an appearance at a reception honoring Great Britain's Olympic athletes on October 23rd at Buckingham Palace. The Duchess wore an Alice Temperley dress with see-through floral print sleeves.

A Walk in the Garden

On October 10th, Kate Middleton visited a community garden in Newcastle wearing a purple coat and a black belt with suede, knee-length Rhumba boots from the Aquatalia by Marvin K collection.

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Kicking It

Kate Middleton wore a Reiss coat with a dark green belt and knee-length boots as she and Prince William met with the English soccer team for the opening of The Football Association's National Football Centre on October 9th.

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A Scholarly Affair

Prince William and Kate Middleton showed up at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple on October 8th to award a scholarship in the name of the roayl family to recipients. Middleton wore a burgundy blazer and skirt by Paule Ka with black tights and suede pumps.

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Royal Entrance

Kate Middleton wore a yellow ALICE by Temperley as she and Prince William were welcomed to Tuvalu during their Diamond Jubilee tour.

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Shake It!

Kate Middleton slipped into a grass skirt and showed off her dance moves with the women at the Vaiku Falekaupule in Tuvalu.

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Exotic Print

Kate Middleton wore a bright-purple Prabal Gurung dress on their first day in Singapore to meet with President Tony Tan of Singapore and his wife, Mary Tan.

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Royal Audience

Donning a sheer Erdem dress, Kate listens to a speech at the British Gala reception with husband William in Singapore.

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Eastern Inspiration

To tour Singapore’s botanic gardens and attend cultural events in Queenstown, Kate sports a kimono-inspired Jenny Packham creation.

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Local Look

Showing off a matchy-matchy skirt and blouse combo as she tours gardens by the bay on Day 2 of her tour, Kate wears head-to-toe Raoul, a Singapore-based label.

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Bold Blue

Middleton appeared on Thursday in a repeat £515 Stella McCartney dress and a Smythe blazer at the men's tennis quarterfinals on Centre Court, where she watched Andy Murray duke it out with Spain's Nicolas Almagro.

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Casual Cute

Underneath her badges, Kate wore a navy blue Smythe blazer with J Brand mid-rise skinny jeans while making the rounds at Olympic Park in Stratford on July 31. She finished her outfit with Stuart Weitzman “corkswoon” wedges.

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Fit for a Duchess

While visiting the Royal Academy of Arts in London on July 30, Kate looked lovely with her hair pulled back as she wore a Roksanda Ilincic lilac dress.

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Let Me See Your Toes!

Barefoot for the first time, Kate revealed her toes while wearing a gray and white Hobbs dress when she visited Bacon’s College to launch the “Coach Core” program on July 26.

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Fire It Up

Waiting for the Olympic Torch to come to Buckingham Palace on July 26, Kate looked sporty yet stylish in a blue pair of ZARA skinnies, a white short-sleeve polo and Stuart Weitzman “corkswoon” wedges.

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Clean Cut

In a yellow Emilia Wickstead coatdress and a Whiteley hat, stylish Kate attended a Thistle Ceremony in Edinburgh, Scotland.    

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Old School Events

Watching the Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle, Kate looked elegant and modern wearing an Alexander McQueen cream-colored coatdress and Jane Corbett hat. 

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Kids of the Future

Taking a break from dresses, Kate sported $500 rubber boots, dark denim, and layered olive tops when she spoke to schoolchildren at an Expanding Horizons Primary School camp in the United Kingdom.

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Let’s Hear It for the Queen

Kate wore a pale-pink long sleeve Alexander McQueen dress and a matching-colored Jane Taylor hat as she left the Diamond Jubilee luncheon given for the queen.

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Pretty in Pink

Kate wore an Emilia Wickstead pink pleated long sleeve dress at the Buckingham Palace. She wouldn’t be at the Royal Garden Party if she didn’t wear a matching pink hat.

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Slick and Stunning

With a slicked back ’do and kohl-rimmed eyes, Kate wore a teal silk Jenny Packham gown with a laced back and shoulders to an Olympic Concert in England. 

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Can’t Get Enough of English Designers

Back with her husband, Kate attended the U.K. premiere of African Cats. She wore a Matthew Williamson gray peplum dress with stone detailing. Matching black pumps and a black clutch completed her look. 

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Busting out the Moves

During a tree-planting ceremony at The Treehouse Children’s Hospice in England, Kate appeared to be dancing as she wore an ocean blue Reiss coatdress that was also her mother’s. It was also the first time she delivered a public speech since her marriage to William.

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Kiss Me I’m Irish

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day, Kate wore a deep green Emilia Wickstead coatdress and a brown hat. In her first solo military engagement, Kate presented shamrocks to Irish Guards in England. Sorry guys, no kisses from Kate.

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Itching for Athletics

Kate visited Great Britain’s official field hockey team and took a swing herself in coral denim and a gray hoodie. 

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Before boarding a train to visit the city of Leicester to kickoff Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee tour, Kate wore a fitted peplum teal LK Bennett dress topped with a James Lock hat. 

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Tea Time Darling

Kate donned a blue Missoni coat and gray suede heels when she arrived at Fortnum & Mason in England where she toured the food hall and sipped on some tea.  

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Trend Initiator

Kate tried something new and wore brown tights with her Orla Kiely coatdress when she visited Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford. She worked with children to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.

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Be My Valentine

Belted at the waist and at the cuffs, Kate wore a Hobbs Unlimited Celeste coat with sharp lapels when she visited a children’s hospital around Liverpool on Valentine’s Day. On that day, her husband was serving in the Falklands.

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Getting Educational

Wearing a gray tweed Jesire coatdress on Feb. 8, Kate attended a preview of Lucian Freud paintings at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Kate studied art history during her university days.

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(Extra Fab) Movie Night

Rain didn’t stop Kate from looking stunning on Jan. 8, as she attended the London premiere of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse in a black-laced Alice by Temperley gown.

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Onyx and Olived Out

Snapped on the night of Dec. 21, Kate looked comfy and casual in a black belted olive green turtleneck dress and suede black heeled boots. She and Price William visited the homeless charity Centrepoint in England.

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New Skin

Between Prince William and Prince Harry at The Sun’s Military Awards on Dec. 19, Kate outshined the two in a black velvet Alexander McQueen gown, baring her shoulders for the first time. She wore gifted wedding jewels. 

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Rumors, Shumurs

While visiting UNICEF to distribute food in Copenhagen on Nov. 2, Kate was offered peanut paste. When the world found out she declined, some believed Kate was pregnant since expecting women are told to avoid peanuts.

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One and Only

Going solo for the first time on Oct. 26, Kate made an impression. She wore an Amanda Wakeley beaded silk gown as she spoke to guests at an event supporting the In Kind Direct charity.   

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English Representative

Kate wore a silk blouse and navy skirt by Alexander McQueen when she visited the Summerfield Community Centre in Birmingham on Aug. 19, 2011.

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Buh-Bye America

In her last look on her overseas tour to America on July 10, 2011, Kate departed the Los Angeles Airport wearing a navy blue crochet top and a pleated white knee-length skirt from retailer Whistles. Her blue sapphire earrings completed the look. 

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Easy and Breezy

At the Santa Barbara Polo Club, Kate looked breezy in a hand-painted silk cap sleeve Jenny Packham dress, which she paired with LK Bennett heels.

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Glitz and Glam

Kate looked effortless at the Hollywood BAFTA dinner last July. She wore a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen lilac gown, and accessorized with shimmery Jimmy Choo sandals and a matching clutch. Her chandelier earrings were borrowed from the queen.

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Making an Entrance

When Kate arrived in Los Angeles last summer and stepped off the plane, she looked chic in a Roksanda Ilincic lavender dress. She wore her favorite nude heels and Natalie woven clutch.

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Bold One

Kate looked confident in an emerald silk green dress by Diane Von Furstenburg when she met with the British Consul General in Los Angeles on July 8. She paired her dress with a leopard print snakeskin clutch also by Diane Von Furstenburg.  

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Bon Voyage

Arriving in another Canadian city called Yellowknife, on July 7, 2011, Kate fittingly wore a mellow yellow feminine Jenny Packham dress, accessorized with nude heels. 

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Ahoy Matey!

Kate wore a sailor-inspired blue-lined cable knit Alexander McQueen sweater dress on July 4, 2011. Her blue suede pumps were a nice punch to her conservative outfit. She attended a private ceremony on Price Edward Island as part of her Royal Tour.

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Waving Wife

Keeping warm and comfortable, Kate wore a navy blue trench and a bright red scarf as she waved to Prince William before he took part in a helicopter demonstration for the Sea King on July 4. 

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Blue Crush

Kate slipped into an Erdem deep blue laced dress for her visit to an art youth project at Maison Dauphine. She and Prince William weren’t afraid to have some fun as they played some games with the youth.

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Chess Mate

Continuing her Royal Tour of Canada on July 3, 2011, Kate arrived at another airport with roses in hand. She stepped out looking classic in a pink-checkered jacket, a white dress, and nude pumps. 

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Kate and Prince William walked behind a bagpiper as they arrived for a ceremonial tree planting in Canada on July 2. She wore a tailored Catherine Walker dress with an unexpected black-lined collar. 

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Leafy Lady

In the middle of song, Kate and Prince William sang "God Save the Queen" during a citizenship ceremony in Canada. She wore a white Reiss dress and accessorized with a red maple leaf hat and brooch. Perfect colors for Canada.

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Coming Up Roses

On her first day in Canada on June 30, 2011, Kate wore a blue lacy Erdem sheath as she smelled a bouquet of roses at Canada’s Governor General’s residence.

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Serving Up the Right Look

At Wimbledon last year, Kate sat in the Royal Box and applauded Andy Murray’s win. She looked stylish in a clean-lined and frilly white frock above the knees.

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Luck of the Irish

Kate wore a military inspired gold-buttoned Alexander McQueen coat when she presented medals to the Irish Guards in London on Armed Forces Day. She also wore a gold shamrock pin to honor the forces. Her navy blue hat topped her outfit.

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Stunning in Silver

Kate wore a silver toned crisp coat and silky dress at Britain’s Royal Order of the Garter service in Windsor, London. Her Philip Treacy detailed hat was worn with a slant.

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Kind Kate

Taking some time to support her friends, Kate attended the wedding of amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin in England. Waley-Cohen is credited with setting up Kate and Prince William and encouraging their reconciliation after their separation.  

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Sequined and Sophisticated

Kate pulled out all the stops at the 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner in London. Once fashion mavens saw Kate’s bejeweled and perfectly fitted Jenny Packham gown on her, they too ordered that exact dress via online retailers. It led to rapid sellouts online.

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Elegant in White

Kate pulled back her hair for the Investec Derby Festival in England on June 4, 2011. She wore an off-white Joseph jacket over a Reiss pleated dress with a nude clutch and heels plus a taupe hat. 

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Let The Business Begin

Back from her honeymoon and dressed in a beige Reiss number, Kate met with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle at the Buckingham Palace on the president’s two-day state visit at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth.

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Lovey Dovey

Hand in hand at Buckingham Palace in London, newlyweds Kate and Prince William walked to their helicopter boarding their honeymoon location. The Telegraph reported the pair went off to the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 Indian Ocean islands east of the Kenyan coast and northeast of Madagascar.

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Wedding Day

Kate, the new Duchess of Cambridge, meets governor generals and prime ministers of the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace after the wedding.

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All Smiles

On the day before Kate walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey, she headed to the church for a rehearsal. Here she waves to the crowd outside the Goring Hotel, where she spent her last night as a single woman. The bride-to-be smiled happily with her mom, Carole, and sister, Pippa, by her side.

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Last-Minute Shopping

With her wedding just over a week away, Kate took a shopping trip to the fashionable Kings Road of London on April 20. Wearing a simple black wrap dress, she made a few phone calls, but managed to walk out of Whistles with a shopping bag.

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In Navy Pre-Nuptials

For their last joint official event before their wedding, Prince William and Kate (matching in navy blue suits) visited Witton Country Park in Lancashire.

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Belted Beauty

In March 2011, a chic Kate in a simple trench coat traveled with Prince William to Ireland and brought the center of Belfast to a standstill.

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Old Stomping Grounds

Kate and Prince William visited the University of St. Andrews, where they first met a decade prior. In his formal address to the undergraduates, the royal said: "This is a special moment for Catherine and me. It feels like coming home."

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A Royal Send-Off

Standing by her fiance in Wales after officially launching the new Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Hereford Endeavour boat in February, Kate charmed the crowd and showed off yet another piece of Philip Treacy headgear.

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The Wedding Before the Wedding

Looking chic in dark tones for a winter wedding in January 2011, Kate wore black with plum accessories and a daring Philip Treacy hat.

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Smiling Bride-to-Be

The twosome attended the 2010 Thursford Christmas Spectacular a month after their announcement and prepared to celebrate their first holiday together as an engaged couple.

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Put a Ring on It

On Nov. 16, the couple announced what the world had long been speculating—Middleton and Prince William revealed that they planned to wed in 2011.

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Blue Valentine

A few short weeks before they would create media waves with their engagement news, Middleton and Prince William attended Harry Meade and Rosie Bradford's wedding in October 2010.


Red Hot

The British royal girlfriend took in David and Emilia Jardine-Paterson's wedding in April 2010.

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Suited Up

Middleton looked lovely in lavender at the wedding of Nicholas Van Cutsem to Alice Hadden-Paton in London in August 2009.

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Casual Kate

Middleton donned jeans as she strolled with Prince William at the Coworth Park Polo Club in May 2009.

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Daisy Dukes

After organizing the Day-Glo Midnight Disco in September 2008, Middleton went go-go with this sparkly turquoise halter, yellow daisy dukes, and bright pink leg warmers at the London charity event.

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Night on the Town

Middleton showed the media she can party in the summer of 2008. One August evening, she was at Raffles Nightclub in London's Chelsea neighborhood until 4 a.m.

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Future In-Laws

As a proud girlfriend, Middleton mingled with Prince Harry and her boyfriend's step-mom, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle on June 2008. During the ceremony, Prince William was appointed to the most senior British order of chivalry by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, making him a Royal Knight Companion and the 1,000th knight in the register.


Glamour Girl

Middleton showed up in a Barbie pink gown by Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel at the Boodles Boxing Ball in London in June 2008.

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Cause to Celebrate

In April 2008, however, Prince William and Middleton unofficially made it clear that they were back on when she came to see him receive his Royal Air Force wings from his father. It was Middleton's first appearance with the prince at a major official event since his graduation in December 2006.

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Still Single?

Though the two were seen around town together over the next year, Middleton and Prince William were still allegedly "off"—as this shot of her alone at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival meeting in March 2008 would indicate.

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Hitting the Road

As rumors continued to swirl, Middleton and the prince maintained that they were ”just good friends” and she was photographed near her home solo in July 2007.

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Taking the Plunge

Shortly after tabloids began reporting that Middleton and Prince William had split, she stepped out of her fashion comfort zone for a Porsche event in London in June 2007.

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Cute in Cable-Knit

Middleton put on some star-studded sunglasses for the Badminton Horse Trials in May 2007.

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Boots Made For Walkin'

All smiles, Middleton headed to the final day of Cheltenham Festival in March 2007.

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Stand by Your Man

Middleton joined Prince William in the paddock enclosure on the first day of the annual Cheltenham Race Festival in March 2007.

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O Captain! My Captain!

She did not lose her athletic prowess from her days playing cricket at St. Andrews. In January 2007, Middleton rowed on the Thames with the Sisterhood, which was poised to become the first all-women crew to cross the Channel in a traditional Chinese dragon boat.

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Royal Guest of Honor

In December 2006, Middleton made headlines after she and her mother attended a ceremony at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst to watch Prince William being commissioned as an officer in the British army. It marked the first time Middleton was seen at a high-profile event alongside the queen and other senior royals.


Lady in Red

Prince William and Middleton’s summer of love continued in 2006 when he brought her to the Chakravarty Polo Match at the Ham Polo Club in Surrey.

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Hats Off

At the wedding of Camilla Parker Bowles' daughter, Laura, to Harry Lopes in the summer of 2006, Middleton stunned in a tailored ivory coat and some elaborate headgear.


Belle of the Ball

The budding style icon attended the 2006 Boodles Boxing Ball at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London in a turquoise BCBG halter-style gown.

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Not So Black and White

Prince William served as an usher at the high society wedding of his friend Hugh Van Cutsem to Rose Astor in Oxfordshire, U.K., in April 2005. But Middleton was the one on the royal's arm. Later that year, her lawyers pleaded to the press and paparazzi to respect Middleton's privacy.

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A Stable Relationship?

When rumors started that Middleton was dating Prince William in 2005, the young woman was photographed about town. She smiled for the cameras at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire.


Strutting Her Stuff

Fresh from Italy, Middleton enrolled at the University of St. Andrews, where she met Prince William. At 19, she famously slipped into a bandeau top and bikini bottoms with a sheer black lace dress at the university's charity fashion show in March 2002.

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Ciao Firenze

During her gap year between Marlborough and St. Andrews, Middleton spent time taking in the culture (and seemingly, some wine at an Art bar) in Florence.

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College Kid

After St. Andrews, Middleton attended Downe House boarding school. Upon graduating, the teenager moved on to Marlborough College, a coeducational independent school in Wiltshire in Southwest England.

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Good Sportsmanship

On the under-12/13 cricket team at St. Andrews, Middleton was the highest scorer.

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Schoolgirl Days

A smiling young Middleton at St. Andrew's Prep school in Pangbourne, Berkshire, U.K.