56 Photos Of Kate Middleton Before She Became A Duchess

Kate Middleton is best known as the Duchess of Cambridge; the wife of Prince William; the mother of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis; and an overall style icon. But her years leading up to becoming a member of the royal family look a lot different. Click through to see 55 photos of Duchess Catherine from her pre-royal life, from childhood to a college meeting with her future husband and much more.

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c. 1985

A candid of 3-year-old Kate Middleton taken during a family vacation in England’s lake district.

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c. 1986

Kate with little sister Pippa and father Michael in Jerash, Jordan, where the family lived for two and half years. Prince William recently recreated this photo during a trip to Jordan.

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c. 1987

A photo of the future duchess at the age of 5.

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2002

Walking in a St. Andrew’s University fashion show.

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2005

Arriving at Prince William’s graduation from the University of St. Andrews.

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2005

A family photo of Kate at her graduation from St. Andrew’s University.

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2005

Another family photo of Kate and Prince William on their graduation day.

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2005

Attending the wedding of Hugh Van Cutsem Junior and Rose Astor.

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2005

At the Gatcombe Park Festival of British Eventing.

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2005

Running errands with her father Michael in London.

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2005

On a romantic ski weekend to Switzerland with Prince William.

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2005

Walking around the Spirit Of Christmas Shopping Festival.

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2006

Attending the Cheltenham Races.

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2006

Leaving a pre-Wimbledon party hosted by Sir Richard Branson in London.

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2006

Watching then-boyfriend Prince William play in the Chakravarty Cup charity polo match.

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2006

At the Rundle Cup Day At Tidworth Polo Club.

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2006

At the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy.

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2006

Attending the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes in Wiltshire.

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2006

Watching a polo match at Englefield House.

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2006

Watching Prince William play a charity polo match at the Beaufort Polo Club.

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2006

Attending a store opening party in London.

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2007

Attending the Cheltenham Festival.

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2007

Attending a book launch party with her sister, Pippa.

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2007

Out in London.

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2007

Leaving London restaurant Mahiki.

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2007

Strolling in London.

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2007

Attending the Cheltenham Race Festival with Prince William.

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2007

At the Badminton Horse Trials.

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2007

Training for a rowing competition on the River Thames.

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2007

At Windsor with Pippa after one of Prince William’s polo matches.

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