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Kate Middleton In 12 Years: All The Duchess’ Outfits From 2006 At Wimbledon

Date July 15, 2019

The interests of the British royal family are very versatile and almost all its members are avid sports fans. Not only are Elizabeth II and her elder children Charles and Anne keen on horses and everything that has to do with them, Prince William, Harry, and Zara also share this passion. But there is another sport that the Windsors have loved for generations – tennis. That's why in early July, the attention of the world is glued to the courts of the Wimbledon tournament.

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The first competition was back in 1877, a few decades earlier than when the Windsors became honorable guests of this occasion. In 1907, George V and Princess Mary were among the first of the highest-ranking people to attend the matches (he then held the title of Prince of Wales). After the coronation of the young heir to the throne, the annual presence of someone of the Windsors has become a tradition. Elizabeth II's father, George VI, even took part in the tournament.

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It's no secret that Kate Middleton has always had a soft spot for tennis. She is a great player, and soon after marrying William she became a patron of a number of organizations promoting and developing this sport in Britain. According to media reports, she passed on her love for tennis to her elder children, George and Charlotte.

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The first Wimbledon snapshots of the Duchess go back to the year 2006. As you can see, Kate was photographed at one of the pre-tournament parties organized by Richard Branson.

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She seemed to have had a great time then. And we invite you to remember the garments with which the beautiful royal delighted her fans throughout the next 12 years.

2008

This was one Kate's first public appearances as the Prince's girlfriend. She looked great in a modestly casual outfit.

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2011

The next time as Duchess, Middleton went for a sleeveless dress with original decor.

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2012

This time, Kate's attendance at Wimbledon was distinguished by a more conventional garment with a strict outline.

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2014

The young Duchess skipped 2013, since on the July 5 she became a mother for the first time. The following year, in 2014, she dazzled in a humble and at the time chic ensemble.

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2015

The eye-catching red is a great solution for a rare outing. Just imagine, Kate gave birth to Princess Charlotte 2 months before this photo was taken!

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2016

A light and strict dress of a humble style is a great choice for a lovely summer day.

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2017

In 2017, Middleton's love for floral prints is still evident.

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2018

Yet again, a few months after her third childbirth, the Duchess amazed with her perfect body in a bright yellow dress.

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Although Kate Middleton has always been considered a woman of style, you can see how radically her wardrobe has changed. With that, she managed to make her looks somewhat airy and lively, didn't she? Which of the Duchess' outfits did you find the most elegant?