Understanding the "Kate Middleton effect"
Catherine, Princess of Wales - A member of the British royal family, Catherine, Princess of Wales is also one of its most stylish and fashion conscious.
Kate Middleton - She was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton on January 9, 1982, in Reading, England.
Early childhood - The Middleton family lived in Amman from 1984 to 1986, where Michael Middleton worked for British Airways.
School days - In her teenage years she studied at Downe House School and was a border at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
Kate and William -
Kate graduated in 2005 from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. It was here that she met Prince William in 2001.
Press scrutiny and split from William - In April 2007 Kate and William split up. Press speculation was rife as to the reasons behind the breakup.
Engagement ring - The ring, a Ceylon sapphire stone set in white gold, was originally Princess Diana's engagement ring.
Marriage - The couple married in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
Welcome to the Royal family - Prince William and Catherine pose for an official photograph with their bridesmaids and pageboys at Buckingham Palace.
Wedding gown available at H&M - An almost identical version of Kate Middleton's wedding dress, a white lace floor-length gown designed by Alexander McQueen.
First solo event - By now formally introduced to public life, she undertook her first solo event in her new role in October 2011.
Birth of Prince George - In December 2012 it was announced that the Kate was pregnant with her first child. In July 2013, she gave birth to Prince George.
Second child - On May 2, 2015, Kate Middleton gave birth to Princess Charlotte.
Hair today, gone tomorrow - In 2018, locks of her hair were reportedly donated to the Little Princess Trust.
High flyer - Catherine is seen inspecting a training plane during a visit to the RAF Air Cadets at RAF Wittering in February 2017.
Prince Louis - Prince Louis was born on April 23, 2018.
A regular couple - Kate and husband William react with the crowd like regular spectators at the velodrome during the 2012 Summer Olympics.