Happy birthday Kate! Our favourite 40 photos of The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge is 40 today! We have taken a look back at her decade within the Royal Family to find our favourite images of the popular Duchess to mark the occasion. Let us know which is your favourite in the comments!

On tour in Bhutan, Kate made a terrible archery shot, catching the giggles!

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This image in Paris back in 2017 evokes the classic style you associate with the city of love and shows William and Kate at the Musee d’Orsay.

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To mark their 10th anniversary, William and Catherine posed for some photos. This one shows the look of love – and we love it!

A snap of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marks their 10th anniversary

While a sad occasion, this photo of Kate in the car at Prince Philip’s funeral really catches the eye and shows us the future with this dignified Royal.

The Duchess of Cambridge at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle

In 2011, on the couple’s tour of Canada, Kate is shown jokingly pushing her husband after he won a boat race – the Duchess was not impressed! It reminds us on the Cambridges’ continued competitive streak.

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The Duchess sportingly donned a plastic tiara during her visit to Pakistan in 2019; she and the Duke enjoyed a Princess tea-party with a youngster who was receiving cancer treatment there.

William and Kate have a ‘Princess’ themed tea-party with one of the young patients receiving cancer treatment at the hospital (Kensington Palace)

In New York, Kate was less than impressed to be told to get on with wrapping! This side eye showed she was just like us!

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“WHAT?!” Catherine hears something shocking at the 2012 Olympics from former ice skater, Robin Cousins.

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The Duchess is shown backstage at the Earthshot Awards with Dame Emma Thompson, sharing a joke.

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After a fairytale wedding with thousands cheering them through the streets of London, William and Kate appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. As she and her new husband turned to go inside, the moment she took one last look at the huge crowds was captured.

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Hold on to your hat! Catherine attending the Commonwealth Day Service in 2016.

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William and Catherine share a look during their visit to Berlin in 2017.

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Kate danced with Paddington Bear at the station in 2017, showing off her moves!

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The Duchess is known for her expressions and reactions when watching Wimbledon – this is but one example!

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked nothing short of a glamorous Bond girl at the latest film premiere, alongside Prince Charles and Camilla. What a dress!

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The Back to Nature garden showed Kate’s green fingers, but also her fun side!

The Duchess of Cambridge tries out the rope swing in her Back to Nature garden

Catherine has proved to be a hit with children, and this one shows that! She is given a hug by a patient at Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice whilst on a visit in 2013.

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Placing a supportive hand on her husband’s back, the Duchess looked proud at the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards.

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Prince George hugs his mother on a Pluknett playdate whilst in New Zealand.

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Back at the 2012 Olympics, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t contain their excitement as Team GB won Gold at the Men’s Team Sprint Track Cycling.

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The Cambridges shared a few holiday photos with us in 2016, showing husband and wife having a snowball fight!

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The Duchess shares a joke with The Duke of Edinburgh during Trooping the Colour 2017.

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Catherine wasn’t too impressed by her (scary) lookalike doll when shown on a visit to Dumfries House in 2013.

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The Duchess teases her husband at COP26, offering him a tub of dead larvae (livestock feed)…

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Prince George’s excitement was shared by his mother at Trooping the Colour.

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Kate was unimpressed with her own pint-pulling skills in Belfast.

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During the Chinese State Visit of 2015, the young Royal brought out a long-lost tiara (well, sort of), and brushed up on small talk skills with the Chinese President.

The Duchess of Cambridge with Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting at the state banquet on the first day of his state visit to the UK – 2015.

Before getting married, Catherine and Prince Harry share a laugh – presumably at Prince William in his Order of the Garter get up!

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Attending a midwifery conference, Kate spotted a member of the medical team, who helped deliver Princess Charlotte! Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent was spotted during a visit to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2018 and got a royal hug.

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Looking stateswomanly, Catherine took her first solo visit overseas to the Netherlands.

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Kate is caught giggling during an Armed Forces’ children garden party at the palace.

Tea Party at Buckingham Palace. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry host Party at The Palace, they are hosting a special party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace to honour the children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces.

The ‘mental health marathon’ of 2017, the Duchess got to high five Spiderman…

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During her sister’s 2017 wedding, Catherine had to corral all the bridesmaids and pageboys. A stern ‘shh’ did the job!

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A second tour to Canada in 2016, taking the children meant we got a look at Kate the mother during a children’s garden party. 

Princess Charlotte playing with her mother, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge,at a children’s party.
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Catherine manages to pull off an unflattering accessory during a screening at the NHM.

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This lovely snap comes from the sailing event at London 2012.

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A hug from a local admirer at Dunedin Airport, 2013.

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The only time we have seen Kate at Epsom was 2013; quite lovely.

Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge at the Epsom Derby

The Dancing Queen? Catherine joins in with a traditional dance on a 2012 visit to Tuvalu.

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Kate explains her Back to Nature Garden to The Queen, while husband William produly looks on.

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A baby giggles gleefully whilst interacting with the Duchess – pure joy!

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