Kate Middleton’s Pre-Royal Style Moments

Now a national style icon, Kate Middleton’s elegant take on classic style is everywhere, but before her royal life, she wore sparkles, prints, minis and more. The Princess was known simply as Kate Middleton (without Princess or Windfall) before 2011; There were no rules about wearing tiaras or skirt lengths in her life.

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982, to Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton. He, his sister Pippa Middleton, and brother James Middleton grew up in Chapel Row, England. Kate studied art history at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She graduated in 2005. She began dating William after meeting him in St Andrews in December 2003. They broke up briefly in April 2007 but got back together months later. William and Kate announced their engagement in November 2010. The prince asked the question during a holiday in Kenya in October 2010. He proposed with the engagement ring that belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana. The couple, who got married in 2011, today have three children named Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

We take a nostalgic look back at Kate’s fashion sense in her early twenties, before she officially joined the prestigious British Royal Family.

4 May 2007, Badminton Horse Trials in England.

Giving a nod to her country roots once again in her style, Kate combined her trusty calf-length boots with a tight skirt and comfortable knit top.

July 1, 2007, at Diana’s concert at Wembley Stadium in London.

Accentuating her white trench coat dress with black knee-high boots and an absolutely gorgeous shoulder bag, she proves that she can deliver silhouettes that are masters of contrast play.

Following Prince William’s graduation ceremony at RAF Cranwell in Cranwell, England, on April 11, 2008.

Another look where Kate chose outerwear as the star piece and joined the contrast game…

June 22, 2008, at Prince William and Prince Harry’s Charity Polo match at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire.

Kate chose comfort over designer looks, and we pretty much do the same with each passing year.

15 August 2008, London, England.

Kate paired her green patterned jersey dress with socks and a white bag for a night on the town.

September 18, 2008, at the Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco for a charity founded in memory of Thomas Waley-Cohen in Oxford.

One of the most iconic looks from Kate’s pre-royal era was this party look. This was a departure from his usual style. Seeing the Princess of Wales in yellow short shorts and a turquoise sequined blouse was surreal to say the least.

Wedding of Nicholas Van Cutsem and Alice Hadden-Paton in London, 14 August 2009.

She created a much talked about wedding style with a blue brocade-jacquard patterned jacket by designer Jane Troughton, navy blue Stuart Weitzman Muse Clutch and LK Bennett Sledge shoes.

At the wedding of Harry Meade and Rosie Bradford in Cheltenham, England, on October 23, 2010.

We all know that blue suits Kate very well. Apparently he knew this years ago. This heralded another blue dress that would become iconic…

This appearance marks her last public appearance before her official entry into royal life, ahead of her engagement to William.

Wedding of Hugh Van Cutsem Junior and Rose Astor in Burford, 4 June 2005.

Let us take you back to 2005, two years after Kate and William met as students at St Andrew’s University. The prince’s girlfriend caused a stir by attending the wedding of Hugh Van Cutsem Jr and Rose Astor. Her outfit was classic ‘mid-2000s high society wedding guest’ style; a blazer and kitten heels featured prominently.

On June 23, 2005, Middleton and her father, Michael Middleton, died in St. Before the graduation ceremony at the University of Andrews…

Kate preferred simple, casual looks like this white tank top and jeans.

23 June 2005, University of St Andrews Graduation Ceremony in Scotland.

Kate looked stylish in the graduation cape she wore to graduate from St Andrews, where she met her future husband.

Festival of British Eventing in Stroud, England, on 6 August 2005.

Middleton grew up in the countryside and had a penchant for country wear, as seen here at a polo match. If Kate’s pre-royal wardrobe had one essential piece, it would be knee-high boots. She was regularly seen in black and brown boots, and today she continues to wear Penelope Chilvers’ trusty brown leather boots.

At the Christmas Shopping Spirit Festival in Olympia, London, 3 November 2005.

A fan of denim, Kate would stay away from dresses, opting for her favorite pair of faded jeans.

June 17, 2006 watches Prince William compete in a charity polo match in Richmond, England.

Proof that Kate is keen on ready-made wedge heels for summer style…

At the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour pre-Wimbledon party in London, England, June 22, 2006.

We wish for an updated version of this look, in which we see him combining a black button-up jacket with autumn flowers.

Prince Harry and Prince William during a charity polo match at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, England, July 29, 2006.

White jeans played a huge part in Kate’s pre-royal wardrobe; a garment he still wears today.

Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 15 December 2006.

Here’s an early iteration of one of Kate’s go-to looks for royal engagements: a bold, bold coat. She balances her long red coat with an all-black hat, dress, gloves, purse and, of course, knee-high boots.

On her way home from work in Chelsea, London, on January 9, 2007.

Middleton combines her essential boots with socks and a psychedelic patterned mini dress for her business style.

On February 1, 2007 in Mahiki.

Kate was another star who took part in the silk dress trend, and this dress still attracts fans’ attention.

13 March 2007, Cheltenham Festival Race Meeting.

Here we see Kate in full ‘Sloane Ranger’ mode; A nickname given to the style of stereotypically upper-middle and upper-class British people, usually women. Tweed is a fancy horse-related event and rural setting; It summarizes this style best.

The last day of the Cheltenham Festival, held in Gloucestershire, England, on March 16, 2007.

It attracts attention with its bold color combination of soft blue and warm-toned brown. Plus, she accessorizes with a matching scarf, beanie, and earrings, showing that she always knows how to use bold accessories.

April 20, 2007, London, England.

During her years with Prince William, Kate began to be photographed more and more and began incorporating bolder looks into her wardrobe. Another iconic club look was when she stepped out in this multicolored, almost watercolor-like dress with a 60s vibe!

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