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


Making her red carpet debut as a working royal at the 10th annual ARK Gala at London's Kensington Palace on June 9, the new Duchess dazzled in an embellished blush organza gown by Jenny Packham. After becoming separated from Prince William inside the event, she demonstrated her growing confidence by casually telling partygoers, "We always get split up at these things."