Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born Jan. 9, 1982, in Reading, England. After spending several years in Amman, Jordan, the now-duchess returned home with her family to West Berkshire in September 1986.
The 13-year-old student at St. Andrew's School was a wash-and-wear athlete, who played field hockey, tennis, and volleyball.
Middleton walked the runway at a University of St. Andrews charity fashion show with ribbons and tight ringlets.
She smiled big at her graduation from St. Andrews, where she studied art history.
At the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes, Middleton paired downy soft strands with a feathered fascinator.
Middleton attended Prince William's graduation from the Royal Military Academy in a wide-brimmed picture hat.
A jaunty brown beret topped off Middleton's breezy look at the Cheltenham Festival races.
With glossy waves and a rosy glow, Middleton announced her engagement to Prince William.
The bride-to-be glowed during a visit to Belfast with her fiance.
The stunning bride did her own makeup for her fairytale nuptials!
Soft, shiny waves proved to be the duchess's signature this year.
Middleton celebrated Canada Day with a very appropriate maple leaf-trimmed fascinator by Lock and Co.'s Sylvia Fletcher.
She changed up her waves by pulling them back at the crown during a visit to Ottawa.
Quebec City called for soft waves and even softer makeup.
On Christmas Day, Middleton brought out her natural lip color with a burgundy trilby by Jane Corbett.
She worer a rare updo and eye-accentuating liner for the BOA Olympic Concert.
Middleton chose a pretty pink lace-trimmed hat for a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
She topped her curls with a beanie by Rachel Trevor Morgan for a visit to the East Midlands.
She chose a unique topper from Whiteley for her husband's Order of the Thistle ceremony.
The duchess debuted side-swept bangs during a visit to the Natural History Museum in London, the shorter layers framing her face and giving her trademark look more dimension.
After giving birth to Prince George in July, Middleton made her first official appearance in September. She wore a floor-length Jenny Packham pale gold sequin gown with her hair long and loose.
The Duchess of Cambridge showed off sleek strands during an official visit to London's National Maritime Museum.
Motherhood looks good on the duchess, who shortened her 'do and added sideswept bangs.
The duchess's layered, loose curls looked impeccably styled for a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The royal showed off a shorter lob, which she styled in bouncy curls.