Princess Kate's Fairytale Picture Timeline Proves That She Was Born To Be Royal
In honor of the Duchess's 34th birthday, we take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite moments in her life.
1982: Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982, in Reading, Berkshire, England.
1985: Kate had a happy childhood, spending time outside and exploring her adventurous side
1986: Kate was enjoying the jetset lifestyle as her parents worked for British Airways in Amman, Jordan from May 1984 to September 1986
1987 When Kate was 5, the Middleton family moved back to England in late 1986.
1990: Kate and Pippa both joined the local Brownies club, where they went on trips and played sports!
1986-1995: Kate attended the prep school in Pangbourne, Berkshire.
1995-2000: Kate started at co-ed boarding school Marlborough.
1999: Before graduating at Marlborough, Kate, 17, excelled at school while maintaining her silly side
2001: Kate met Prince William as a freshmen at St. Andrew's University.
Will paid $200 to cheer her on from the front row at a charity fashion show.
2003: By 2003, Kate and Wills were officially (and secretly!) a couple.
2005: On June 23, Will and Kate graduated from St. Andrews.
2006: Post-college, Kate went to work in London as an assistant accessories buyer for the clothing brand Jigsaw.
2007: The Sun reported Will and Kate split that April — apparently over the phone. By June 2007, they reconciled.
2008: Even back with William, Kate still maintained her independence. Here, she's partying at a charity event, the Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco.
2009: Though the couple were back together, they tried to keep their romance as out of the spotlight as possible.
2010: Prince William proposed to his girlfriend of eight years — with his late mother's sapphire ring.
2011: In a storybook ceremony, the prince and his bride said "I do" at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
2011: During the couple's first year of marriage, Kate quickly jumped into the world of royal duties.
2012: The new family settled in Anglesey, North Wales adding a new cocker spaniel puppy, Lupo.
2012: The couple decided to publicly announce their pregnancy on December 6.
2013: Catherine gave birth to Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge on July 23, 2013
2014: Catherine took little Prince George along on a three-week tour through Australia and New Zealand.
2015: Catherine gave birth to Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
2015: By fall, Kate was back to work, raising awareness about her favorite causes!
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