Former butler says Princess Diana made Kate Middleton's life easier

By Emily Drobby, Buzz60

According to Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, Kate Middleton has Princess Diana to thank -- not just for her husband, but apparently also for her lifestyle. He says that much of what Diana did made Kate's life easier.

"She changed the rules. So Kate has a lot to be thankful for," he insisted.

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He says that Diana paved the way, making it easier for Kate, who for example, was given coaching and lessons when Diana was not.

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Princess Diana wearing a tiara and diamond necklace on an official visit to Australia, April 12th 1983. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 01: An informal study of Prince CHARLES, the Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana SPENCER, whose wedding will take place at Saint-Paul's Cathedral, London on 29th July 1981. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
LONDON - JULY 29: (FILE PHOTO) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales leave St. Paul's Cathedral following their wedding July 29, 1981 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
LONDON - JULY 29: Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles ride in a carriage after their wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral July 29, 1981 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) pose together during their honeymoon in Balmoral, Scotland, 19th August 1981. (Photo by Serge Lemoine/Getty Images)
Princess Diana wearing a Jasper Conran suit during a visit to a community centre in Brixton, October 1983. (Photo by Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE: Britain's Princess Diana arrived in Paris Friday, 13 November, 1992, on a private three day visit she is making without her husband, Prince Charles. (Photo credit should read JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)
HONG KONG, HONG KONG: Britain's Princess Diana stands with tennis players Michael Chang of the US (L) and Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman during the awards ceremony at the Hong Kong Open 23 April. Princess Diana, on a private visit to Hong Kong, watched as Chang defeated Bjorkman 6-3, 6-1 to win the tournament. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales visits Chinatown in Liverpool, April 1982. She is pregnant with Prince William, and wearing a pink wool maternity coat by Bellville Sassoon and a hat by John Boyd. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 06: Princess Diana At Polo, Just Two Weeks Before The Birth Of Her First Child, Prince William. Wearing A Maternity Dress Designed By Fashion Designer Catherine Walker She Is Walking With Sarah Ferguson. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 22: New born Prince William with Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles leave St. Mary's hospital on June 22, 1982 in Paddington, London, England,. He was born in the Lindo Wing of the hospital on June 21. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 01: Princess Diana Holding Her Baby Son, Prince William, At Kensington Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 18: Princess Diana And Prince William In New Zealand. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
(FILES) This picture taken 17 June 1997 shows Diana, Princess of Wales, a key volunteer of the British Red Cross Landmine Campaign at Red Cross headquarters in Washington DC. Princess Diana may have survived her fatal Paris car crash in 1997 if French medical staff had not wasted precious time, a leading British surgeon indicated at her inquest 19 November 2007. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Jamal (Photo credit should read JAMAL A. WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Prince and Princess of Wales visit Barmouth in Wales, November 1982. She wears a suede beret by John Boyd and a coatdress by Arabella Pollen. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales visits University College Hospital in London, December 1982. She wears a John Boyd hat and a velvet suit by Caroline Charles. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 01: Princess Diana And Prince Charles With Prince William And His Koala Bear Toy At Kensington Palace (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) at the School of the Air, in Alice Springs, Australia, 30th March 1983. She is wearing a dress by Jan van Velden. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
AYERS ROCK, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales And Diana, Princess Of Wales Standing In Front Of Ayers Rock During Their Official Tour Of Australia (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 18: Princess Diana During A Visit To New Zealand Wearing A Dress Designed By Fashion Designer Donald Campbell (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
MANUKAU - APRIL 19: Diana Princess of Wales meets firemen during a visit to Manukau, near Auckland, New Zealand during the Royal Tour of New Zealand on April 19, 1983. Princess Diana wore a suit designed by Jan Van Velden, with a hat by John Boyd. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
CANADA - JUNE 23: Princess Diana in Edmonton during an official visit of Canada (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) leaving St Mary's Hospital, London with her new-born son Prince Harry, September 1984. She is wearing a red coat by Jan van Velden. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - MAY 5: (FILE PHOTO) (L-R) Diana the Princess of Wales holds her son Harry, whilst looking at Prince William held by his father Prince Charles on May 5, 1985 in Venice, Italy. Prince William will celebrate his 21st birthday on June 21, 2003. (Photo by Georges de Keerle/Getty Images) On July 1st Diana, Princess Of Wales would have celebrated her 50th Birthday Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=107811125&EditorialProduct=Archival For further images see also: Princess Diana: http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Account/MediaBin/LightboxDetail.aspx?Id=17267941&MediaBinUserId=5317233 Following Diana's Death: http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Account/MediaBin/LightboxDetail.aspx?Id=18894787&MediaBinUserId=5317233 Princess Diana - A Style Icon: http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Account/MediaBin/LightboxDetail.aspx?Id=18253159&MediaBinUserId=5317233
LA SPEZIA, ITALY - APRIL 20: The Prince and Princess of Wales in La Spezia during a tour of Italy. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
TWERTON ON AVON - MAY 31: Diana Princess of Wales meets girl guides outside the Poolemead centre for the Deaf on May 31, 1985 in Twerton on Avon, Bath, Avon. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
CANADA - JULY 01: Diana Princess of Wales celebrates her birthday in Canada (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) inspects a guard of honour during a two-day visit to the 1st Battalion, the Royal Hampshire Regiment in Berlin, October 1985. She is wearing a pink and black suit by Victor Edelstein and a hat by Frederick Fox. (Photo by Lucy Levenson/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 04: Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, at the piano in Kensington Palace (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Prince Charles With Princess Diana On A Ski-ing Holiday Together. The Princess Is Wearing A Red 'head' Ski Suit And A Headband And She Is Holding A Pair Of 'dynamic' Skis. The Prince Is Wearing A Blue Ski Suit And Carrying A Pair Of 'k2' Skis. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
VIENNA - APRIL 16: Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a sapphire diamond and pearl necklace, attends a banquet on April 16, 1986 in Vienna, Austria (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
TETBURY, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: Princess Diana Carries Prince Henry (harry) On Her Shoulders At Highgrove. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 22: PRINCESS DIANA ON BOARD HMS TRAFALGAR NUCLEAR SUBMARINE MEETING THE CREW DURING A VISIT TO THE NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE IN FASLANE IN THE FIRTH OF CLYDE, SCOTLAND (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
SANDHURST - APRIL 10: Diana, Princess of Wales wears a Catherine Walker white suit with drum majorette gold frogging and epaulettes and a graham smith hat for her visit to the Sandhurst Military Academy on April 10, 1987 in Sandhurst, England (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Princess Diana and Prince Charles of Wales attending a Lionel Richie concert at Wembley Arena, London, November 7th 1987. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
The Prince And Princess Of Wales At A Prizegiving, At Polo, Smiths Lawn, Windsor. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Diana, The Princess Of Wales, And Prince William, At A Polo Match, Smiths Lawn, Windsor. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 14: Princess Diana With Her Sons Prince William And Prince Harry At Aberdeen Airport. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
MAJORCA, SPAIN - AUGUST 10: Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Harry on holiday in Majorca, Spain on August 10, 1987. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) driving an armoured vehicle with the Royal Hampshire Regiment at Tidworth, Hampshire, 23rd June 1988. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
CHAMBORD, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 09: Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a white and blue lace and sequin evening coat-dress designed by Catherine Walker for a dinner at the Chateau de Chambord during her official visit to France. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales at the museum in Kuwait City, March 1989. She is wearing a gold embroidered bedouin gown that was presented to her with a silver tea set to mark the occasion of her visit. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales with her sons William and Harry on the chair lift during a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria, April 1991. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 7 Diana, Princess of Wales attends the Premiere of Dangerous Liaisons, in London's West End, on March 7, 1989 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 15: The Prince And Princess Of Wales attend a desert picnic on March 15, 1989 in Adu Dhab, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
BATH - MAY 30: (FILE PHOTO) Prince William, Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry and Charles, Prince of Wales, attend the wedding of the Duke of Hussey's daughter in May, 1989 in Bath, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 11: Princess Diana With Her Sons Prince William And Prince Harry Standing On The Steps Of Wetherby School On The First Day For Prince Harry. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
INDONESIA - NOVEMBER 05: The Princess Of Wales Playing Bowls At Sitanalia Leprosy Hospital In Indonesia (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
NIGERIA - JUNE 3: (FILE PHOTO) (PRINCESS DIANA RETROSPECTIVE 17 OF 22) The Princess of Wales speaks with Nigerians circa 1990 during a visit to Nigeria. Princess Diana, 36-years-old, died with her companion Dodi Fayed, 41-years-old, in a car crash August 31, 1997 in Paris, France. Fayed was the son of an Egyptian billionaire. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales and the Queen Mother in an open-topped landau on their way to the Royal Ascot race meeting, June 1990. The Princess wears a Catherine Walker suit and a Philip Somerville hat. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales walks amongst crowds of children waving flags during her visit to Cullompton in Devon, September 1990. She is wearing a Catherine Walker dress. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 05: Princess Diana With Mrs Barbara Bush At The White House (Photo by TIM GRAHAM/Getty Images)
Diana, The Princess Of Wales Takes Her Sons, Prince'S William, And Harry Out On The Boat ' Maid Of The Mist ' To View Niagara Falls. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 18: Diana Princess of Wales attends the Premiere of Hot Shots, in London's West End, on November 18, 1991 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) talks to children at the British school in Seoul during a visit to Korea, 1992. (Photo by Linda Grove/Getty Images)
INDIA - FEBRUARY 11: Diana Princess of Wales sits in front of the Taj Mahal during a visit to India (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
CALCUTTA;INDIA - FEBRUARY: Princess Diana the Princess of Wales holds hands with a nun at Mother Teresa's Hospice in Calcutta during her visit to India in February of 1992. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
GIZA, EGYPT - MAY 12: Diana Princess of Wales visiting the Pyramids in Giza during an official tour of Egypt. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
EGYPT - MAY 13: Diana, Princess of Wales in teh Alazhar Mosque, Cairo, Egypt (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Diana, Princess of Wales, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and Prince Harry, attend the Trooping The Colour Ceremony on June 13, 1992 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) on a skiing holiday in Lech, Austria, March 1993. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) meets local people during a field visit to Red Cross projects in the remote mountain villages of Nepal, 3rd March 1993. (Photo by Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Diana Princess Of Wales, Prince William & Prince Harry Visit The 'Thorpe Park' Amusement Park. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) during a visit to the Red Cross borehole project for refugees in Zimbabwe, July 1993. She is wearing a safari suit by Catherine Walker. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997), Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles at a parade in the Mall, London, during V.J. Day commemorations, August 1994. Diana is wearing a Tomasz Starzewski suit and a hat by Philip Somerville. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 20: Princess Diana Reviewing The Troops Of The Princess Of Wales Regiment In Kent. The Princess Is Wearing A Pink Suit Designed By Versace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess Of Wales Attends The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON -OCTOBER 08: Diana, Princess of Wales laughs as she visits the London Lighthouse, the HIV/Aids charity, to help launch it's £1.5 million Capital Appeal on October 08, 1996 in London, England . (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales at Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art for a benefit ball. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
ANGOLA - JANUARY 15: Diana, Princess of Wales wearing protective body armour, visits a minefield being cleared by the chirty Halo in Huambo, Angola (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 09: Official Portrait Of The Royal Family On The Day Of Prince William's Confirmation. Front Left To Right - Prince William, Princess Diana, Prince William, Prince Charles And The Queen. Back Left To Right - King Constantine, Lady Susan Hussey, Princess Alexandra, Duchess Of Westminster And Lord Romsey (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
GREAT BRITAIN - JUNE 06: Diana, Princess of Wales crouching down to embrace a pupil at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Diana, The Princess Of Wales Visits Washington, Usa.Gala Dinner Held By The American Red Cross, To Raise Funds For Landmine Victims Around The World. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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"We didn't protect Diana. We didn't cherish her. We didn't nurture her. And shame on us," he continued.

Then the interview took a bizarre turn, with Burell saying that he wants to speak with Kate -- even if William has tried to keep her away from him -- saying:

"The thing Diana and I talked about -- and the things we did in private -- and I don't suppose children want to know about their parents' adult life, but I could tell Kate."

Yeah, we're just as confused as you are.

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1985
A 3 year-old Kate wearing bright stripes.
1987
An adorable Kate smiles at the camera, age five.
c.1989
Kate with sister Pippa and Father Michael in Jerash, Jordan. The Middleton Family moved to Amman, Jordan for two and a half years.
March 2005
Kate skis in the Klosters with William and family.
June 2005
Kate attends the wedding of a friend, wearing a lace-patterned black and white skirt with a complimentary jacket and fascinator.
June 2005
Kate at her graduation from St. Andrews, where she met Prince William.
June 2005
Kate Middleton and Prince William on the day of their graduation ceremony at St. Andrews University.
June 2005
A casual Kate out and about with her father, graduation weekend.
August 2005
Kate, dressed in a casual sweater with a brown jacket, wore her hair up for the Gatcombe Horse Trials.
November 2005
Kate and her mother, Carole Middleton, attended the Spirit of Christmas Shopping Festival in London, Kate wearing jeans and a light blue blazer.
March 2006
Kate wore flat boots, a long coat and Russian-style fur hat at the Cheltenham Festival with her sister Pippa.
March 2006
Wills made Kate laugh after she and her sister watched him play in a field game at Eton College.
May 2006
Kate looked lovely in a long cream coat and fancy fascinator at a friend's wedding.
June 2006
Kate attended the Boodles Boxing Ball, dressed in bright blue to support the sports charity Sparks.
June 2006
Kate wore a floral dress and pink jacket to a store opening, letting her bangs fall to a fringe.
June 2006
Kate wore red and white polka dots to the Chakravarty Polo match, completing the look with strappy wedges and classic sunglasses.
June 2006
Kate dances with a friend at a pre-Wimbledon party, dressed in a dark floral dress.
June 2006
Kate wore one of her favorite silhouettes, a simple wrap dress, for a Polo match.
July 2006
Dressed in casual summer whites, Kate attended the Rundle Cup Day with Chelsy Davy (Prince Harry's former girlfriend) and William's cousin Zara Phillips.
July 2006
Kate rocked white jeans and a simple cardigan at the Beaufort Polo Club.
December 2006
Kate wore a red Armani coat to the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy.
January 2007
Kate wore this casual black and white patterned dress, arriving home from work.
February 2007
Showing off some not-often-seen skin, the now Duchess was out on the town with friends.
February 2007
Seen leaving the venue Boujis, Kate looked classic in a shimmering black jacket.
March 2007
Back to her classic, almost professional, duds, Kate wore a matching deep green skirt and coat to the Cheltenham Festival.
March 2007
For the next day of the festival, Kate went for a mix of blues and browns, wrapping it up with a pretty scarf and beret.
March 2007
Kate and Pippa watched William play rugby in casual jeans and boots.
April 2007
Kate wore a 60s-inspired dress out and about in London.
May 2007
Kate wore a sweater and pencil skirt with boots to the Badminton Horse Trials, mastering that transitional time when Spring has a chill in the air.
May 2007
The Middleton sisters looked lovely at a book launch party in London.
May 2007
Kate smiles in a casual top and jeans in London.
July 2007
Kate attended the Concert for Diana in London, wearing a white trench and black heeled boots.
July 2007
Looking nautical in stripes and wedges, Kate was spotted in London.
July 2007
Sporty-chic Kate took part in a training session with the Sisterhood Cross Channel rowing team.
July 2007
Wearing a vest over long sleeves, Kate and the rowing team practice for the Charity Boat Challenge.
November 2007
Kate attended another book launch, dressed in a simple cap-sleeved dress.
January 2008
Kate attended an afterparty following the opening night of Afrika Afrika, wearing an animal print dress.
March 2008
We love that Kate paired navy blue with black -- a look that the fashion-savvy know is super chic, but many would be afraid to do.
April 2008
Kate with Prince William after his graduation, now a Royal Air Force pilot, wearing a pretty peacoat. 
May 2008
Kate in her go-to casual look: jeans and a jacket.
June 2008
Kate attended the Most Noble Order of the Garter service, standing with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in contrasting black and white.
June 2008
Always there to support, Kate watched Wills and Harry play in a charity polo match.
June 2008
Kate wore a pretty white Issa sundress with a cardigan to the Wimbledon tennis championships.
July 2008
Kate looked lovely at Lady Rose Windsor's wedding, wearing a pop of color and print with black accessories.
August 2008
Kate channeled the '60s in this mod-inspired dress while out in London.
September 2008
Kate attended the Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco in London, supporting an Oxford charity.
June 2009
Kate wore skinny jeans and a leather jacket to a charity Polo match in which Prince William and Harry were playing.
August 2009
Kate wore a stunning blue patterned Jane Troughton coat to a friend's wedding, paired with a Jane Corbett fascinator and black court shoes.
July 2010
Kate chose a belted teal sundress and leather bag for the Chakravarty Cup Polo Match.
October 2010
Kate and Wills attend a friend's wedding, Kate wearing a bright silk dress with a black jacket and accessories.
November 2010
A royal engagement! Kate's navy Issa dress from her engagement photo is one of the most sought-after dresses she's worn.
November 2010
For Kate and William's official engagement photos, she chose a white Reiss dress.
November 2010
The couple looked lovely and happy as can be!
December 2010
The couple attended a Christmas "Spectacular," Kate dressed in contrasting black and white with a bold necklace.
February 2011
Kate wore all shades of neutral to launch a new RNLI lifeboat in the chilly February weather.
FEbruary 2011
Kate and William visit their Alma Mater, St. Andrews University, for its 600th anniversary celebrations.
March 2011
Kate wore a flared neutral trench coat while visiting Northern Ireland.
April 2011
The dashing couple matched in navy blue suits while visiting an athletic track in Darwen, England.
April 2011
Here comes the almost-bride... Kate smiled for the camera as she arrived at the Goring Hotel with her mom and sister the day before her wedding.  She looked stunning in a patterned Issa dress and L.K. Bennett wedges.
April 2011
The blushing bride steps out of Westminster Abbey, stunning in her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown.
April 2011
The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to cheers from the crowd.
April 2011
Kate leaving Clarence House to attend the evening celebrations following her wedding to Prince William, in a pretty satin dress with an embellished belt showing off her tiny waist.
April 2011
Kate and William headed out for their honeymoon the day after their wedding, Kate dressed in a simple belted blue dress and her L.K. Bennett wedges.
May 2011
The Duchess met Michelle Obama in Buckingham Palace, wearing a cap-sleeved neutral Reiss dress.
June 2011
Kate attended Derby Day, everyone dressed to the nines.  The Duchess was in a white Reiss dress and beige fascinator.
June 2011
Kate attended the 10th Annual ARK Gala Dinner in a stunning floor-length embellished Jenny Packham gown.
June 2011
Kate and her sister Pippa attend a friend's wedding, both dressed in black and white patterned dresses and matching court shoes.  
June 2011
Kate and William were the picture of elegance at the 2011 Trooping the Colour ceremony for the Queen's birthday.
June 2011
Kate wore her Jane Troughton cornflower blue brocade coat to the church service celebrating the 90th birthday of Prince Philip.
June 2011
Kate and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wearing pretty coats to the Order of the Garter Service.
June 2011
Kate wore this bold Alexander McQueen military-style coat while visiting army Barracks in Windsor.
June 2011
Kate wore a lace Erdem shift dress and nude L.K. Bennett heels while attending the wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial in Canada.
July 2011
Kate looks over her shoulder as she and Wills attend Canada Day celebrations in Ottowa. She was wearing a white Reiss dress with bold red accents in her fascinator and heels.
July 2011
Kate was a bronzed beauty in this long-sleeved, purple Issa dress on the royal couple's Canada tour.
July 2011
Kate wore this grey shift dress while in Canada, with a pointed collar and cuffed sleeves.
July 2011
On day 4 of their Canada visit, Kate was seen in a brilliant blue Erdem dress with lace detailing on the bodice.
July 2011
Kate wore this simple white shift during their Canada visit, carrying her favorite L.K. Bennett "Natalie" clutch.
July 2011
The newyweds are cute and casual, in a rare embrace (public, at least!) after taking part in a dragon boat race.
July 2011
Kate and Wills smile at one another, the Duchess dressed in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen on their 5th day in Canada.
July 2011
Kate looked cool and casual in boat shoes and jeans.
July 2011
The Duke and Duchess boarded a Canadian Airforce jet, Kate wearing J. Brand skinny jeans and L.K. Bennett slingback wedges.
July 2011
Kate looked lovely in this canary yellow Jenny Packham dress, but battled with the wind at Calgary International Airport.
July 2011
The Duke and Duchess arrived in Los Angeles, Kate in a bright green dress by one of our favorite designers, Diane von Furstenberg.
July 2011
Kate wore this grey shift by London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic while in Los Angeles.
July 2011
Kate and Wills attended the BAFTA Awards, Kate showing off a tiny waist in this Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen floor length gown.
July 2011
Kate in Santa Barbara, in a floral Jenny Packham dress.
July 2011
Kate and Wills are back in the U.K., the Duchess wearing a beige v-neck dress for the opening of the state rooms in Buckingham Palace.
August 2011
The Duke and Duchess visited Birmingham, Kate wearing Alexander McQueen.
September 2011
Kate looked lovely in Amanda Wakeley as she and William visited the Royal Marsden Hospital.
October 2011
A beautiful duo: Kate wore this crimson Beulah London gown, adding some vibrance to Fall in London.
November 2011
Kate spoke with dinner guests at a reception at St. James Palace, wearing a silver one-shouldered gown.
December 2011
Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry arrive at the Imperial War Museum, all dressed in their black-tie best.
December 2011
Just before the holidays, the Duke and Duchess visited a homeless charity, Kate in a simple Ralph Lauren turtleneck dress.
December 2011
The royal family attended a Christmas Day service, all in chic jackets and boots as they arrived at the church.
January 2012
Attending the premiere of War Horse in the UK, Kate wore a lace Temperley London gown.
February 2012
Kate visited the National Portrait Gallery in a belted grey jacket with a wide collar.
February 2012
Kate wore this brown Hobbs coat to visit Liverpool, pairing it with black stockings and pumps.
February 2011
Kate visited schools in Oxford, wearing a flared, bird-print Orla Kiely dress.
March 2012
Kate wore this slightly distressed tweed Missoni coat to tea with the Queen and Camilla. 
March 2012
Kate wore this peplum skirt suit by L.K. Bennett and a James Lock hat during a visit to Leicester, England.
March 2012
Kate wore an Orla Kiely dress for a visit in South London.
March 2012
Kate looked cute and casual in coral skinny jeans while playing hockey with the Olympic team.
March 2012
It was St. Patrick's Day, and Kate looked gorgeous in green, a belted Emilia Wickstead dress.
March 2012
The Duchess is a hard worker! Helping to plant a tree, Kate still looked totally glam in a vibrant blue Reiss dress.
April 2012
In one of our favorite looks, Kate had the embellishment on the neckline of this Matthew Williamson dress added just for her -- and she looked gorgeous.
May 2012
Kate shows a little leg in this sleek Roland Mouret gown.
May 2012
Attending an Olympic Concert, Kate dominated the red carpet in a lace-back Jenny Packham gown.
May 2012
Ok, so maybe this photo is more about the puppy-love than the dress, but the Duchess still looks chic, even while playing with her and Wills' pup, Lupo!
May 2012
Kate is pretty in pink at the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, wearing an Emilia Wickstead dress and classic nude heels.
June 2012
Kate wore a vibrant red Alexander McQueen dress, carrying a clutch by the same designer and sporting her favorite L.K. Bennett heels during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
June 2012
The Diamond Jubliee continues, and Kate is seen in a nude lace Alexander McQueen dress with a Jane Taylor fascinator.
June 2012
Kate waved from a carriage during the Trooping the Colour ceremony, wearing one of her favorite designers, Erdem.
June 2012
Kate wore wellies to a polo match, with casual jeans and her pooch Lupo by her side.
June 2012
Time for the Order of the Garter, and while most members of the royal family were in pale hues, Kate's Alexander McQueen stole the show.
July 2012
Kate payed homage to Scotland with her clutch while she watched as Prince William was installed as a Knight of the Thistle in Edinburgh.
July 2012
Kate looked chic in white at Wimbledon, carrying a fun animal print clutch.
July 2012
Kate looked vibrant in Stella McCartney while visiting the National Portrait Gallery.
July 2012
Our three favorite royals wait to receive the Olympic Torch at Buckingham Palace on it's route around Britain to the Olympic Stadium.  
July 2012
Kate and William visited Bacon's College with Prince Harry, Kate dressed in a grey and white checked dress.
July 2012
Kate sparkled in this classic drape dress by Roksanda Ilincic.
July 2012
The Olympics took London by storm, and the young royals weren't going to miss it.  Kate sported UK colors in this striped top and navy jeans.
August 2012
Wills and Kate celebrate a big win for the UK during the Olympics.
August 2012
Kate attends the 10th day of the Olympics in a zipped-up windbreaker for the sailing events.
September 2012
Kate looked chic and professional at the Paralympics Day 4 medal ceremony.
September 2012
September 2012

Kate and William kicked off the 2012 Diamond Jubilee tour in Singapore, the Duchess wearing a vibrant dress by Prabal Gurung.

September 2012
On day 2, Kate wore this sheer Raoul dress and nude pumps.
September 2012
She also wore a lovely Alexander McQueen skirt and jacket with Stuart Weitzman wedges.
September 2012
Kate looked gorgeous in a floral Erdem dress during the British Gala reception.
September 2012
On Day 4, Kate and William visited a Mosque, respectfully removing their shoes, Kate wore a headscarf and looked lovely in white.
September 2012
While in Malaysia, Kate wore an ice blue lace Temperley London dress, with her hair pulled back in a pretty updo.
September 2012
Kate wore a pale teal dress to visit the Memorial Cemetery in Singapore, looking back thoughtfully as she walked beside her husband.
September 2012
Kate wore this sparkling Alexander McQueen to a dinner with Malaysia's Head of State.
September 2012
The casual duo cross a bridge at a Rainforest Research center in Malaysia.
September 2012
On day 6, Kate and Wills arrived at the Solomon Islands, Kate dressed in a bright Jonathan Saunders dress.
September 2012
This yellow Jaeger shirtdress was light, bright and cool for the warm island weather.
September 2012
The Duke and Duchess smiled in traditional Island clothing as they visited the Governor General's house.
September 2012
The royal couple boarded a plane, Kate wearing a pale yellow eyelet dress and Stuart Weitzman wedges.
September 2012
Kate prepared to dance with traditional dancers, in a much cooler grass skirt than we've ever seen. 
September 2012
Kate wore this navy eyelet Mulberry dress with traditional adornments during their visit, with her hair in natural waves.
October 2012
Back in the UK, Kate and Wills attend the official launch of the new Football Centre, the Duchess wearing a Reiss coat.
October 2012
Kate bends down to receive flowers from an adorable two-year-old, looking lovely in Alexander McQueen.
October 2012
Kate attended a royal reception for team Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes, wearing a black floral dress with sheer sleeves.
November 2012
Kate dons her lace Temperley London gown once more, this time adding a pop of red with her Alexander McQueen clutch.
November 2012
Kate was glowing in an emerald green Mulberry dress for an opening at the Natural History Museum.
November 2012
Kate wore this MaxMara Studio coat over a leopard-print dress for her and William's first visit to Cambridge.
November 2012
Kate played hockey  in Alexander McQueen while visiting St. Andrews University.
December 2012
Kate left the hospital, after being admitted for severe morning sickness, in a navy coat by Diane von Furstenberg.
January 2013
Kate looks on in a pretty Whistles dress after viewing her first official portrait.
February 2013
Kate showed off her baby bump in a patterned MaxMara dress and simple pumps during a visit to Hope House. 
March 2013
Kate visited Grimsby in a gorgeous brown Hobbs coat, with her baby bump just starting to show.
March 2013
Kate attended the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival in a gorgeous peach wool coat by Joseph.
March 2013
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in the same gorgeous green Emilia Wickstead coat of the previous year.
March 2013
Kate Middleton wore this black Topshop dress as she visited the headquarters of Child Bereavement UK.
March 2013
Dressed in a pretty white Redgrave Goat collarless coat over a dress from Topshop, Kate visited the headquarters of Child Bereavement UK.
March 2013
Kate visits the Baker Street Underground Station in this teal Malene Birger coat, and true to royal style: a pretty black fascinator.
March 2013
Kate visited the Great Tower Scout camp, keeping warm in green rain boots, a green army jacket and a knit crochet hat.
April 2013
During a visit to Scotland,  Kate and Wills met well wishers, played some ping pong, field hockey and basketball while she wore this tartan coat by British brand moloh.
April 2013
Kate donned her red Armani coat, as seen on her in 2006, for the visit to Scotland.
April 2013
Kate attended the National Review of the Queen's Scouts, wearing a mint green Mulberry Coat, Whiteley fascinator and her L.K. Bennett pumps.  As you can see, the Duchess finally popped and her baby bump was fully visible.
April 2013
Kate visited a primary school in a pretty Erdem floral dress.
April 2013
Kate attended an event at the National Portrait Gallery, wearing a '50s-inspired, powder blue Emilia Wickstead dress and grey suede pumps. 
April 2013
Kate visited the Harry Potter sets at Warner Bros with William and Harry, wearing in a polka-dot dress by Topshop.
April 2013
Kate visited Naomi House on the day of her wedding anniversary, wearing a peach coat by Tara Jarmon.
May 2013
Kate was bold and bright at this year's Garden Party, wearing a bespoke version of the Marella coat by Emilia Wickstead.
June 2013
Kate looked positively lovely at the Queen's Coronation service in one of her favorite designers, Jenny Packham, a light peach, almost nude lace empire-waisted dress.
June 2013
Kate was glowing as she named a cruise ship in a printed Hobbs coat.
June 2013
For her last official appearance before giving birth, the Duchess chose pale pink Alexander McQueen at the 2013 Trooping the Colour.
July 2013
Kate wore a bespoke Jenny Packham blue polka dotted dress when she presented her son to the world, and she looked lovely.
July 2013
Kate definitely had a new mom glow about her when she left the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital.
July 2013
When Wills and Kate took off to go visit her parents in Bucklebury for the first few weeks after George's birth, she wore a dress by Seraphine perfect for new moms.
August 2013
Kate and William pose with Prince George for the family's first official portraits at her family's home.
August 2013
Kate wore another Seraphine knot-front dress for the photo while William was casual in a gingham button down.  And in this photo, both the Middletons' family dog and Lupo made the cut!
August 2013
Kate joined William out and about in Anglesey, wearing a Zara top, Paige denim jeans and a Ralph Lauren jacket.
September 2013
Kate and William attended a gala for the Tusk Trust, Kate glittering in Jenny Packham.
October 2013
Kate attended the SportsAid Athlete Workshop just a few months after having Prince George. She wore a pre-pregnancy outfit: her J.Brand skinny jeans, Ralph Lauren striped top, navy Smythe blazer and Stuart Weitzman wedges.
October 2013
Kate chose Alexander McQueen for Prince George's Christening.
October 2013
Kate attended a charity gala the following day, wearing an elegant navy Jenny Packham gown.
November 2013
In honor of Poppy Day, William and Kate stepped out in London -- Kate wearing her long scarlet L.K. Bennett coat.
November 2013
Kate wore a pretty black Temperley coat to honor Remembrance Day in London, wearing her hair in ringlets.
November 2013
Kate recycled an Orla Kiely dress and her Aquatalia boots for a charity visit with William.
November 2013
Kate looked lovely in London, wearing an Orla Kiely skirt and MaxMara coat as she received flowers from a young girl.
November 2013
Kate attended the SportsBall, donning a laser-cut, black lace Temperley London cocktail dress, paired with her Jimmy Choo heels and Alexander McQueen clutch.
June 2014
Duchess Kate attends Order of the Garter in a lovely pale blue Christopher Kane coat.
June 2014
Kate is seen wearing Alexander McQueen to a military event in London.
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