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Same shade, different take. This fresh, summery ensemble, worn in June to a Derby Day race in Epsom, England, showed off Kate's enviably toned legs – as well as one of her equally enviable hats.
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At a London gala in June, Kate proved she could have fun with fashion in a youthful and eye-catching (but still appropriately elegant) Jenny Packham gown.
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For her official visit to North America, the Duchess celebrated Canada Day in Ottawa on July 1 in the country's colors: a white Reiss dress, Queen Elizabeth's maple leaf brooch and a bright red hat by Sylvia Fletcher, also featuring maple leaves.
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MORE MCQUEEN, PLEASE!
Looking appropriately regal in another Alexander McQueen – this one, a pleated lavender gown – and borrowed earrings from the Queen, Kate met Hollywood's finest at the July 9 BAFTA Brits to Watch gala in Los Angeles.
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Though the Duchess rarely goes strapless, preferring to show off her legs instead of her décolletage, she chose a sweetheart-neckline black velvet Alexander McQueen gown, accented by jewels she'd received as a wedding gift, for London's Sun Military Awards in December.
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LOVELY IN LACE
Continuing to show support for British designers, Kate wore a delicate, lacy Alice by Temperley gown with a V-neck and long sleeves, plus sparkling jewels, to the War Horse London premiere in January.
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Fittingly dressed in emerald to celebrate St. Patrick's Day along with the troops in Aldershot, England, she accessorized her wrap coat with a shamrock brooch and jaunty brown pillbox hat.
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A pretty pale peplum dress with a boldly embellished collar and cuffs make a perfect, polished style statement for the African Cats premiere on April 25 – four days before her big anniversary.