Kate wore an outfit, described as a shirt dress, by Irish designer Orla Kiely to her latest engagement, this time to visit schools in Oxford run by her patronage, The Art Room. So who is the lady behind the Duchess of Cambridge's latest look.
With William away in the Falklands on a six week posting, Kate flew solo at her first official engagement on her own. The Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, wore a grey Jesiré coat dress to attend a private viewing of the Lucien Freud exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
We've had 'the Rachel', and 'the Pob'' and even 'the Cheryl' so what about 'the Kate'? The Duchess of Cambridge's hairstyle is her crowning glory and if you want to join the likes of Angelina Jolie and copy Kate's hair then check out this four step guide by Marc Trinder, Creative Manager for Charles Worthington Salons.
It's been pretty quiet on the Kate and William front as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been on holiday with the Middleton family on the island of Mustique. Some snaps have since appeared of the couple boarding their plane on their way back to the UK so here's how to repliKate the look.
Kate's gorgeous strapless black Alexander McQueen evening dress is the epitome of ladylike elegance and simple chic styling. Sadly it's no longer available online but if it's a look you'd like to copy, then here's some of what's available.
Kate and William added a touch of glamour to the Sun's Military Awards - also known as the Millies. Kate looked breath-taking in black strapless dress by Alexander McQueen and aside from the wedding, is this the Kate's best ever dress? And check out those biceps - Michelle Obama had better watch out.
Kate Middleton is now one of the most photographed women in the world. But just who is Kate Middleton? Here's some background on the woman, previously dubbed “Waity Katie” who had the last laugh, marrying her Prince and who will someday be Queen. Kate Middleton was born 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and her full name being Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. She is the eldest of three children born to Michael and Carole Middleton. When Kate was born, Michael was an airline officer and mum Carole an air hostess. However, since then Kate's parents have become millionaires thanks to their company Party Pieces, a mail order company that sells children's party goods. Kate has a younger sister Philippa, known as Pippa, and younger brother James.
Kate attended St Andrew's School, Pangbourne, moving to the prestigious £15,000-a-year Marlborough College when she was 13 where she was a keen netball and hockey player. There she obtained eleven GCSEs and three A-levels in Chemsitry, Biology and Art. On leaving in 2000, Kate went on a gap year to Florence where she studied at the British Institute. She also crewed on Round the World Challenge boats in the Solent. And she went on a Raleigh International Programme in Chile. In 2001, Kate began her History of Art degree course at the historic St Andrews University in Scotland- Prince William was also on this course, although he later transferred to study Geography. It was whilst at university the pair became friends, then flatmates before romance blossomed reportedly around Christmas in 2003.
She graduated in 2005 with a 2:1 (Upper Second-Class) MA (Hons) degree in History of Art and went on to work for fashion chain Jigsaw as a part-time accessories buyer.
In April 2007, it was reported the couple had broken up with Prince William feeling he was too young to marry. However, by the summer of the same year, a reconciliation looked to be on the cards with the pair being spotted together in public and Kate attending Prince William’s investiture into the Order of the Garter.
Kate and William got engaged in October 2010 in Kenya, East Africa on a ten-day trip and officially announced their engagement on 16 November 2010.
They married on 29 April 2011, St Catherine's Day at Westminster Abbey with an estimated worldwide audience of more than 2 billion.