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30 Photos of Kate Middleton Before She Was Royal That Prove She’s Always Been a Fashion Queen

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Kate Middleton has countless qualities that we’ve admired since she became a part of the royal family, from her passion for promoting mental health awareness to being a doting mom to George, Charlotte, and Louis. But one thing she’s always impressed us with, even before saying “I do” to Prince William, is her fashion sense. 

We gotta be honest, we tend to get some serious retail envy every time we see the duchess appear at an event. Whether she’s wearing a casual jeans and boots combo, a flouncy floral dress, or sweeping effortlessly around a room in a gorgeous gown, Kate always embodies exactly what it means to be a classy future-queen

Her covetable style comes as no surprise at this point, but after taking a look back at some of the outfits she was snapped in while she and William were just dating and then engaged, it’s clear she always had an eye for fashion. Of course, there were also a lot of sartorial choices we’ll probably never see her donning again (though she does love a repeat fashion moment) — like that unforgettable roller disco getup she wore in 2008. Kate certainly embraces less “regal” attire from time to time, but it’s unlikely we’ll see her boogying around in short-shorts and skates in the future. 

Keep scrolling below to refresh your memory with all the amazing outfits Kate wore before becoming Duchess Catherine!

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