11 Amazing Photos of Kate Middleton Before She Was a Princess
In a Middleton family snap, Kate and her then-boyfriend, Prince William, smile together after graduating from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. They both graduated with honors — she earned a degree in art history; he earned one in geography.
After graduation, Kate moved to London and began working at women's fashion retailer Jigsaw as an assistant buyer. Here, she and her mother, Carole, go shopping in the city.
With her sister (and future maid of honor), Pippa in tow, Kate chats with William on the sidelines of a field game of soccer, played at his alma mater, Eton College.
While Prince Harry and William hit the polo field for a charity match, Kate watches with Harry's then-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy.
In a big public move for her relationship with William, Kate and her parents, Carole and Michael, attend his graduation parade at Sandhurst Military Academy.
Outside her flat in London's Chelsea neighborhood, Kate is surrounded by photographers.
The future royal trio — Kate, William and Harry — attend an England-versus-Italy rugby match in London.
Kate and Pippa laugh while posing for photos at a book launch in London.
While she and William were on a brief break, Kate trains for a rowing race on the Thames River.
On another trip to the Klosters, where Will and Kate first revealed their relationship to the public, they ski side-by-side.
Will and Kate together at the wedding of their friends Harry Meade and Rosie Bradford. Just a few weeks later, their engagement was announced to the public.