The Royals

Kate Turns 30: A Look Back at Her First Royal Year

As the Duchess celebrates the big 3-0, see her fairy-tale transformation from princess bride to full-fledged royal

ROYAL BRIDE-TO-BE

Kate's new royal life got off to an exotic start when Prince William popped the question with the priceless engagement ring that had belonged to his mother, Diana, in October 2010 during a romantic trip to Kenya. On Nov. 25, the glowing couple couldn't hide their delight when they posed for this official engagement portrait taken by celebrity photographer Mario Testino at St. James's Palace in London.