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TEAL THE LOVE
Weeks after hitting the one-year mark, the royal couple steps out at a May 11 gala to kick off the London 2012 Olympic festivities. The Duchess of Cambridge displays a little more than usual in one of her Most Beautiful ensembles to date – and judging by that face, husband Prince William doesn't seem to mind.
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PRETTY IN PINK
William's pink lady dresses to impress – in a $2,000 coat dress designed by Emilia Wickstead, to be precise – for a special May 18 lunch hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Topping off their super-sweet day: a dessert of strawberries and vanilla charlotte.
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Déjà vu never looked this good! Picking up where their fairy-tale wedding left off, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take a sequel carriage ride – along with Prince Harry this time around – in a processional back to Buckingham Palace from Parliament Square on June 5. One thing that hasn't changed since their April 29, 2011, big day? Those royal smiles.
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REIGN & SHINE
Three's company for the Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and Prince William as the couple escorts the monarch to the East Midlands city of Nottingham on June 13 as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour around the U.K. This was apparently before Kate showed off her hand-eye coordination by tossing a toy arrow – in her blue Missoni coat, no less.
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TRUE LOVE IS FUR-EVER
It's puppy love, indeed, for Prince William and Duchess Catherine – and their dog Lupo, who steals a snuggle from the prince during a June 17 outing at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire, England.
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The couple can't help but take their eyes off the ball while sitting courtside at a July 4 Wimbledon Championships game in London.
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Will and Kate once again display their good sportsmanship, this time as they root for Team GB on Aug. 2 at a 2012 Summer Olympics event in London. And their team spirit ranged from waving to royal watchers – to doing the wave.
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William and Catherine stay in good spirits with a Sept. 12 toast to Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee during a dinner reception at Eden Hall, the official residence of the U.K.'s High Commissioner to Singapore.
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Still celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Asia, Catherine ditches her designer duds to model some stylish gifts from the Solomon Islands government with William during their Sept. 16 visit. "She loved it," an aide said of the dress – and it showed.
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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES
Dancing with the royals? Days later, the couple takes their tour of southeast Asia one step at a time as they show off their smooth moves (and flair for local fashion) at a Sept. 18 stop on the island of Tuvalu.
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A GOOD SIGN
The royals make their mark during an Oct. 8 visit to London's Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, where, true to their do-good nature, they handed out inaugural Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarships.
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LOOK OF LOVE
Prince William and Duchess Catherine only have eyes for each other as they share a tender moment during a Nov. 28 visit to the Cambridge Guild Hall in the U.K.
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'HI' & MIGHTY
The Duchess makes waves – literally! – as she joins her husband for the March 2 wedding of close friend and polo player Mark Tomlinson, who married Olympic equestrian Laura Bechtolsheimer in the Swiss mountains. Elegantly wrapping her baby bump in a pale coat and a recycled Max Mara dress, "she was being very careful in her heels," an onlooker told PEOPLE.
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THE AMAZING RACE
Two years in, it's clearly full-speed ahead for the couple, who keep the pace at an English race course for the March 15 Cheltenham Festival.
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LAUGH OUT LOUD
What's so funny? The good times keep rolling for the Duchess of Cambridge and William, who join Prince Charles on an April 5 visit to the Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland.
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The royal couple, joined by Prince Harry, make a point – with a smile! – during an April 26 tour of the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in London, where they took a behind-the-scenes look at Harry Potter. The couple created their own bit of magic three months later when they welcomed their first child and future heir to Britain on July 22.