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Kate Middleton's Year-End Style Roundup (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post  
First Posted: 12/12/2011 12:20 pm Updated: 03/01/2012 5:51 am

A year ago at this time, Kate Middleton had just lept onto our fashion radar. She finally ditched the "Waity-Katie" moniker and said yes to Prince William when he proposed in November -- with his mother's giant sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

And with that mega jewel and that lovely white Reiss dress shot by Mario Testino, we were off! Kate wore long coats and dainty hats through the whirlwind winter engagement and transformed into Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the most talked-about wedding dress in years.

Over the next eight months, particularly on the summer's Royal Tour, the newlywed royal impressed the world with her composed style, sporting a wardrobe of colorful sheath dresses, basic pumps, delicate jewelry and the occasional skinny jeans. Never dated yet never excessively trendy, Catherine charmed the world with her pitch-perfect royal look.

Below, a roundup of the Duchess of Cambridge's best 2011 outfits!

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  • February 2011 in a Katherine Hooker coat and Aquatalia by Marvin K. boots

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  • February 2011 in a Kiki McDonough skirt suit

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  • February 2011

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  • March 2011 in a Burberry coat

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  • April 2011 in an Amanda Wakeley skirt suit

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  • April 2011 in a Zara dress with LK Bennett wedges

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  • April 2011 in her Alexander McQueen wedding dress

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  • April 2011 in a cardigan and gown by Alexander McQueen

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  • May 2011 in a Reiss dress and Anya Hindmarch clutch

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  • June 2011 in a Reiss dress and Joseph tweed jacket

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  • June 2011 in a Jenny Packham dress and Prada clutch

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  • June 2011 in an Alexander McQueen coat

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  • June 2011

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  • June 2011 in an Alexander McQueen double breasted coat

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  • June 2011 in a Temperley London dress

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  • June 2011 in a Roland Mouret dress and Mulberry bag

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  • June 2011 in a Katherine Hooker jacket and dress

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  • June 2011 in an Erdem dress

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  • July 2011 in a Reiss dress

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  • July 2011 in an Issa dress

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  • July 2011 in a Catherine Walker dress

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  • July 2011 in an Erdem dress

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  • July 2011 in an Alexander McQueen dress

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  • July 2011 in a Nike jacket

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  • July 2011 in a By Malene Birger dress

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  • July 2011 in J Brand skinny jeans

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  • July 2011 in J Brand jeans and Smythe blazer

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  • July 2011 in a Jenny Packham dress

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  • July 2011 in a Catherine Walker coatdress

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  • July 2011 in a dress by Roksanda Ilincic

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  • July 2011 in a Diane von Furstenberg dress

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  • July 2011 in a Alice by Temperley blouse and Goldsign jeans

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  • July 2011 in an Alexander McQueen gown with Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch

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  • July 2011 in a skirt and top by Whistles

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  • July 2011 in a Joseph dress

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  • July 2011 in a silk dress by Jenny Packham

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  • August 2011 in an Alexander McQueen ensemble

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  • September 2011 in a dress by Amanda Wakeley

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  • October 2011 in a Beulah London dress

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  • November 2011 in a Jenny Packham gown

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  • November 2011 in a Jane Corbett hat and Diane Von Furstenberg coat

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  • November 2011 in a coat by LK Bennett

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  • December 2011 in a Zara dress and Ralph Lauren jacket

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