2013

Kate Middleton

September 12

Regal Return

In her first big evening out since giving birth, Duchess Catherine accompanies Prince William to the Tusk Conservation Awards and sparkles in a pale gold, full-length sequin gown by Jenny Packham. "[He] has a mix of both of us," she tells a well-wisher at the event of son George, whom William describes as having "a voice to match any lion's roar." The appearance comes after one two weeks earlier, when Middleton surprised revelers by helping kick off the Ring of Fire race in Anglesey, Wales.

Kate Middleton

October 23

Baby's Big Day

Three months after his birth, Prince George is christened at St. James's Palace in a ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The future heir has water from the River Jordan splashed three times on his head, and Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton recite verses from the Bible as the two lessons. The event is also attended by George's seven godparents, which include Zara Tindall and William van Cutsem.

2014

Kate Middleton

April 06

Royal Tour de Force

The royal family – Prince William, Princess Kate and 8-month-old Prince George – embark on a nearly three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia, where they meet with locals, attend charity functions and accompany Prince George on his first royal playdate. "The couple have been bowled over by the extraordinarily warm welcome shown to them as a family by people everywhere they went," says a royal spokesman upon their departure.

Kate Middleton

September 08

Twice as Nice

Guess who's going to be a big brother? The palace confirms that Kate is expecting again, sharing that "the Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news." As with her first pregnancy, Kate suffers from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, making it "a tricky few days," William tells reporters. "But we're immensely thrilled. It's great news."

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Edited by Julia Wang

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