Rare Photos Of Kate Middleton Before She Was A Princess
During Kate Middleton and Prince William’s courtship, she was a constant target for the paparazzi. As a result, there are tons of pictures of her from that time period and not everyone has seen them. Check out these rare photos of Kate before she was a princess:
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14. Bluebird Store Opening – 2006
Kate attended a launch party in 2006 for the opening of the King’s road shop, Bluebird. She dressed to impress in this colorful dress, which featured pink, purple, blue and yellow flowers with a light pink blazer, a dark pink purse and purple shoes.
13. Blenheim Palace Game Fair – 2004
The brunette beauty posed for photographers during Game Fair at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire back in 2004. This was the first time that Kate was photographed in her brown tasseled Penelope Chilvers boots, which she still uses to this day!
12. Festival of British Eventing – 2005
After graduating from the University of St. Andrews in 2005, Middleton attended the Gatcombe Park Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park with her mother, Carole. She looked super casual in this brown jacket, turquoise sweater, brown hat and blue jeans.
11. Prince William’s Military Academy Graduation – 2006
When Prince William graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, his girlfriend was there with her parents watching. She showed up in a red wool coat and a large black hat. The fact that she was there was a big deal and had some speculating that the two might be getting engaged.
10. In London – 2007
Kate looked like she was packed up and ready to go away. Here she is in London back in 2007 outside her home with a big bag of luggage, a pair of Uggs and an extra coat. Maybe she and Prince William had something planned!
9. The Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival – 2008
The British beauty attended The Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival in 2008 in style. Here she is looking stunning in a navy trench with black tights, black boots, a black purse, a black scarf, and a black fedora.
8. Young Stalin Book Launch – 2007
While on a break from Prince William in 2007, Kate Middleton hit the town with her sister Pippa and attended the Young Stalin book launch in London. She was definitely showing William what he was missing with this lacy dress!
7. University Graduation – 2005
This picture is from June 2005 when the pretty brunette graduated from St. Andrews University with a degree in the history of art. As most people know, she met Prince William while she was studying in Scotland. They lived in the same residence, St. Salvatore’s Hall.
6. Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco – 2009
Middleton attended the Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco, a fundraising event in aid of the Children’s Hospital in Oxford, back in 2009. She organized the event in memory of her friend Thomas Waley-Cohen, who died from bone cancer in 2004 when he was just 20 years old.
5. Badminton Horse Trials – 2007
Prior to becoming a royal, the British commoner’s style was very preppy. Here she is at the Badminton Horse Trials in 2007 looking like she just stepped out of a Ralph Lauren catalog. The white jean skirt paired with the blue sweater and blouse is so preppy but still stylish.
4. Halloween Party – 2007
Catherine went to a Halloween party in 2007 at London’s Mahiki Club dressed as a sexy witch. She wore this short, black sequined dress with fishnet stockings, black boots, a pink purse and a black cape. It is pretty sexy for a woman who will one day be Queen of England.
3. Cirencester Polo Club – 2009
Throughout her relationship with Prince William, Middleton has been a constant presence at his polo matches. Here she is in 2009 at the Cirencester Polo Club. William was playing for the Dorchester Trophy and his girlfriend was there showing her support.
2. Wedding of Camilla Parker Bowles’ Daughter – 2006
In 2006, Kate attended Camilla Parker-Bowles’ daughter Laura’s wedding to former underwear model Harry Lopes with Prince William. This was a really big step in their relationship and meant that Kate was completely accepted in royal circles.
1. St. Andrews, Scotland – 2005
This picture was taken shortly before Middleton graduated from St. Andrews University. Kate was out and about in St. Andrews with her father and was dressed really casually. Her cami top and low cut jeans are so 2005!