17 Photos Showing Kate Middleton’s Stunning Transformation Since Becoming a Royal
The college girl we once knew as Kate Middleton has evolved considerably in the nearly two decades during which we’ve been following her. Watch as we trace that evolution, year by year.
Looking royally pregnant
Entering her third trimester with Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge looks wonderfully elegant at the National Review of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Britain, on April 21, 2013. She’s wearing an intentionally-frayed mint green cotton tweed coat by Mulberry, a taupe beret by Whiteley, and nude pumps by L.K. Bennett. Don’t miss these times Kate channeled Princess Diana’s fashion choices.
Brightly attired for a tribal trip
On April 7, 2014, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Wellington, New Zealand, and met with Maori tribesmen. Kate is wearing a bright red double-breasted Jenny Packham dress, accessorized with a matching pillbox hat and matching black clutch and pumps. “British designer Jenny Packham is known for her sophisticated, feminine styles, which makes her a perfect fit for the always-elegant Duchess of Cambridge,” Hello! Magazine explained in 2018.
Pretty in pink, pregnant with Princess Charlotte
In her third trimester of pregnancy with Princess Charlotte, Kate turns up at the Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminster Abbey, London, Britain on March 9, 2015, wearing a pale pink Alexander McQueen coat with pearl buttons, and we think she couldn’t look more elegantly feminine. Here’s what the Duchess of Cambridge eats when she’s pregnant.
A more mature look is evolving
On a visit to India on April 11, 2016, Kate wears a perfectly tailored cream-colored midi dress by Emilia Wickstead, whose clean, almost corporate look is becoming a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge. Learn about the royal fashion “rule” Kate Middleton has been breaking this whole time.
Pregnant and channeling Dr. Zhivago in Sweden
On a visit to Sweden on January 30, 2018, Kate, who is pregnant with Prince Louis, wears a gorgeous forest-green Catherine Walker coat with asymmetrical buttons and a furry collar, and she accessorizes it with a Dr. Zhivago–inspired fur hat (it’s not the first time she’s worn this wintry-but-warm look, one which her grandmother-in-law, the Queen, also enjoys wearing) and Mulberry handbag and boots. Find out what Kate Middleton inherited from her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Pretty in purple
The Duchess of Cambridge, now a mother of three, dazzles in this deep purple flare coat on November 15, 2019. She’s on a visit to the Nook Children’s Hospice in Norfolk, England, a cause very near and dear to her heart, to officially open a new facility. Next, get a look at her sister-in-law Meghan Markle’s transformation since becoming a royal.