George, Charlotte and Louis: Inside their royal upbringing!

As school holidays go, the summer of 2018 was epic for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. After welcoming their new little brother, Prince Louis, in April and serving as tiny attendants for their Uncle Harry’s wedding to their new aunt, Duchess Meghan, in May, there was no way the next generation of royals were going to slow down.

Following their tropical vacation to the Caribbean island of Mustique with their parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate, and grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton, they spent the rest of the warm weather months at Anmer Hall, their family’s summer home in Norfolk, England, and Balmoral Castle in Scotland (the holiday home of great-grandmother, a.k.a. Queen Elizabeth II).

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08-06-2019 England The ceremony of the Trooping the Colour, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London. Prince William, Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ( PPE/Nieboer /Sipa USA)
Prince William holds Prince George as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives him a toy during a visit to the Bilby Enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SOCIETY)
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, leave the chapel with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis's christening in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Britain, July 9, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son Louis Arthur Charles as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018.
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk past helicopters at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (R), his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (L), Prince George (2nd R) and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, near Bucklebury in southern England, Britain, December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Matthews/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrives to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William, watch a flypast as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade in central London, Britain June 11, 2016. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk past the crowds at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate with their son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte, after her christening, on July 5th 2015. REUTERS/Mary Turner/Pool
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014. Prince George celebrates his first birthday on July 22. Picture taken July 2, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George as they prepare to board a plane with her husband Prince William (not pictured) to depart Canberra April 25, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son Prince George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Britain's Prince William, watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young Prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents' group event at Government House in Wellington April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Marty Melville/Pool (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George after disembarking with her husband, Britain's Prince William, from their plane after arriving in Wellington April 7, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013. Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, who is third in line to the British throne, on Monday afternoon, ending weeks of feverish anticipation about the arrival of the royal baby. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)
Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis during Trooping the Colour ceremony, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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But once the school year started again September 3, the tiny heirs were back to their so-called normal lives. And if those don’t look exactly like those of their commoner pals, they come close as possible. “William and Kate very much prioritize bringing up the children in as normal an environment as possible over anything else,” a royal insider says in the new issue of Us Weekly. “They haven’t lost sight of that.”

Every morning, Mum and Dad take turns driving Prince George, 5, to his private school, Thomas’s of Battersea in south London, and walking Princess Charlotte, 3, to Willcock’s Nursery School in Kensington. Now that Prince George is in Year One, he’s following the typical British curriculum: “He’s studying subjects like geography, French and maths,” says the insider, noting he’ll also be given homework. (Sadly for him, it may cut into his one hour of allotted TV time a day!)

RELATED: Royal family breaks protocol 

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When Princess Diana didn't act like a royal

The People’s Princess is most remembered for her frank, approachable attitude. She openly discussed her eating disorder and the importance of mental health. She met HIV positive patients and hugged them. She gave candid interviews about her failing marriage with Prince Charles. While her manner of conduct was not expected from a member of the royal family, it was very much appreciated by the public.

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When Princess Diana picked her engagement ring

We already know Princess Diana had an incredible sense of fashion, and her taste in jewelry is no exception. After Prince Charles proposed, she got an engagement ring with a 12-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. However, she didn’t get it custom made as royal brides-to-be usually do. She selected hers from a Garrard jewelry collection catalog. Critics called it the “commoner’s sapphire” for that reason, even though it looks anything but common. Prince William used that exact ring when he proposed to Kate Middleton, and the Duchess still wears it today. Check out these photos of times Princess Diana and Kate Middleton basically wore the same outfit.

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When Princess Diana sent her son to public school

With this year marking the 20th anniversary of her death, rare photos of Princess Diana and her sons are surfacing across the Internet. They capture just how hands-on she was as a mother. She took them to amusement parks, they ate at McDonald’s together, and maybe most surprisingly, she sent them to public school. When Prince William started at Mrs. Jane Mynor’s nursery school at age 3, he became the first heir to the British throne to not start his education within the palace. Prince Harry later joined him at the same school.

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When Prince William comforted a commoner

Prince William certainly inherited his mother’s compassion for the people of her country. In June 2017, he and the Queen visited a crisis center where survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire were being treated. The deadly blaze destroyed the North London apartment complex and killed 79 people. At the center, William met a woman trying to find her husband who’d been trapped in the burning building. The royal code states that male members of the royal family should be greeted with a nod or “neck bow.” As the Daily Mail explains, that didn’t happen: “The woman sobbed into the concerned Prince's chest as he put his arms around her and told her he would do everything he could to help find her loved one.” Here's another royal rule that Prince William and Kate Middleton always break.

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When Prince Harry petted a dog

We all secretly want to be every dog’s favorite human—and it looks like Prince Harry has the same ambitions. At the 2015 Royal Variety Performance, a televised variety show that raises money for the Royal Variety Charity, Prince Harry should have gone back to his security detail after meeting the acts. Instead, he gave into the universally human urge and petted the performing dog Matisse, a border collie who wonBritain’s Got Talent earlier that year. His owner and trainer Jules O’Dwyer told The Sun that Prince Harry “actually broke protocol on his way out. It’s great that Matisse has got the royal seal of approval.”

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When Prince William flew with his kids

Remember those adorable photos of Prince George and his dad on the royal tour? They should have never been taken—not because we don’t melt at the young prince’s pouty face, but it’s standard royal practice for anyone in succession to the throne to travel separately in case of an accident. If something were to happen to one person, their royal lineage would be preserved. This isn’t part of official royal protocol, and Prince William did get permission from the Queen to have his whole family travel together.

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When Canada's Governor General touched the Queen

OK, Queen Elizabeth II herself didn’t break protocol. She more than anyone should know the do’s and don’t’s of royal etiquette. Earlier this year, Her Majesty visited into Canada House in London to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. When Canada’s Governor General David Johnston was walking her in and out of the building, he touched her arm and started a media frenzy. Aside from handshakes, touching members of the Royal family is extremely rare, but Johnston said he was just lending a helping hand. “There was carpet that was a little slippy,” he told CBC News, “and so I thought perhaps it was appropriate to breach protocol just to be sure that there was no stumble." Considering the situation, it seems appropriate to let the Governor-General’s actions slide. 

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When Princess Kate hugged kids in Germany

Kate Middleton already channels Princess Diana in their strikingly similar outfits, so it makes sense that she would have the same caring attitude toward young children. While stopping at Strassenkinder, a charity in Germany that helps kids with disadvantaged backgrounds, Kate greeted a group of little ones with loving hugs, disregarding the “handshakes only” rule. Here are some more surprising etiquette rules you didn't know the royal family had to follow.

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When Prince William and Harry hugged Chewbacca

Yes, that actually happened. Among the royal family’s important jobs is recognizing talented Brits who are doing their country proud. Apparently, that includes getting behind-the-scenes access to one of the biggest movie franchises ever. Princes William and Harry got a special tour of the Star Wars: Episode VIII set in England while it was being filmed. Between chatting with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega and meeting BB-8, they got big Wookie hugs from Chewbacca. They also had their own lightsaber battle. Jealous yet? We are.

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When Queen Elizabeth hugged Michelle Obama

Are you seeing a pattern here? At Buckingham Palace’s G20 Summit in 2009, the Queen spent time talking to then-First Lady Michelle Obama, even joking about their height difference. Then the Queen put a hand on Mrs. Obama’s back and the First Lady returned the gesture in what can only be described as a “power side hug.” The royals showing increasingly more leniency with hugging is basically them saying, “This is 2017, people. Hugs make the world go ‘round.”

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When Prince Charles signed an autograph

A new poll shows that Prince Charles is decidedly the least popular member of the royal family, but no one can deny that the ex-husband of Princess Diana has a soft side. In 2010, he met with victims of devastating flash floods in Cornwall and a couple asked him for an autograph for their son. Shockingly, Charles agreed and had a bodyguard get him a piece of paper. The royal family is actually banned from giving autographs for a very good reason, but Charles made an exception for this unfortunate family. Learn more about why the royal family isn't supposed to sign autographs.

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While another source notes George is a shy boy, his sister is anything but! Charlotte is “very bubbly,” says the source. “She’s definitely the biggest character of the three children at the moment.” She even loves to play hostess at home in Kensington Palace’s Apartment 1A: “She’ll come up to guests and ask them if they want tea or coffee or offer them sweets — so adorable!” says the source.

Meanwhile, William and Kate, both 36, lucked out in the baby department. As a family friend says of 4-month-old Louis, who enjoys hand-me-downs from his big brother and sister, “He’s very quiet and content, always smiling and happy.”

For more on the wee royals’ childhoods — including how they’re the same as Dad’s — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.

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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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