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The world’s most anticipated wedding gown is finally revealed on April 29, as becomes Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, when she weds at London’s Westminster Abbey. Fashioned out of French Chantilly lace, English Cluny lace and ivory and white satin gazar, the Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creation also features a dramatic two-meter, 70-centimeter train truly fit for a princess.
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ANYTHING BUT BLUE
Strolling the Buckingham Palace grounds hand-in-hand with her new husband the morning after their wedding, Kate makes a frugal style statement in a simple $90 blue dress by Zara.
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THAT'S A WRAP
While sharing a laugh with First Lady at Buckingham Palace on May 24, Kate, just back from her honeymoon, glows in a form-fitting Reiss dress – which later sells out.
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The recycling royal strikes again! Kate brings back a black-and-white Zara dress she wore in 2007 to a friend’s wedding in Berkshire, England, on June 11, updating the look with pumps and a hat by Sylvia Fletcher of Lock and Co.
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IN THE NAVY
For her first appearance on Canadian soil on June 30, the Duchess sports a navy-and-white dress by Canadian-born designer Erdem Moralioglu, pairing the lace sheath with simple nude L.K. Bennett pumps and a coordinating clutch.
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GREEN WITH ENVY
At a private reception at the British Consul-General’s residence in L.A. on July 8, the Duchess stands out in a vivid green Diane von Furstenburg “Maja” dress and a snakeskin clutch, also by the designer.
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Kate looks California cool on July 9 wearing a Chinoiserie-print Jenny Packham dress, Kiki McDonough earrings and nude pumps as she cheers for her husband during a Santa Barbara polo match.
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HUSTLE & FLOW
Looking appropriately regal in a lavender Alexander McQueen pleated gown – accessorized with borrowed earrings from the Queen – Kate meets Hollywood’s finest at the BAFTA Brits to Watch gala in Los Angeles later that night.