20 Jaw Dropping Pictures of Kate Middleton: From Uni Girl to International Style Icon

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Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. Aka Kate. The ‘commoner’ who will, one day be Queen. It’s been an eventful 15 years (or so) since the pretty, smart daughter of former flight attendants turned party goods entrepreneur caught the eye of the then “World’s Most Eligible Bachelor’ , Prince William at St. Andrew’s University, the school they both attended.

The media – and the rather curious world – is never easy on a girl who dates a Prince, but they’ve been especially tough on Kate. Her beau’s mother was, after all, one of the most admired women of the 20th century. Living up to the legend of Princess Diana, her style, her beauty and her huge public popularity was never going to be easy.

But Kate’s always done it, and done it with class, style and charm, as these 20 rather jaw dropping snaps demonstrate admirably while also chronicling her fairy-tale romance with her Prince.

1. Disco Queen Catherine

(image credit: Middleton Family, 2011)

(image credit: Middleton Family, 2011)

Long before she became a Duchess and consort to an heir to the British throne Kate Middleton was already a queen; a teenage disco queen down at the local roller rink anyway.

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