Happy 30th Birthday, Kate Middleton!

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Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, emblem of quiet classiness and global style icon, is 30 years old today!

Ever since she began dating William, and especially after last April's Royal Wedding, the down-to-earth beauty has become a fan favorite across the globe.

We're fans - how can you not be?

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton

The first commoner to marry an heir to the British throne in over a century, the charitable, demure Kate Middleton embodies everything one would hope the royal family represents, and is the perfect standard-bearer for the next generation.

No wonder she's become the subject of constant pregnancy rumors. No pressure.

In addition to popularizing high-end fashion designers (Erdem Moralioglu, Sarah Burton, Daniella Issa Halleyal, Alice Temperley), but Kate has also lived up to her billing as the People's Princess in brands such as Zara, Reiss and Topshop.

She's also introduced us to Pippa Middleton, her younger sister. Thank you, Kate!

And Happy birthday again! here's a little photo gallery in honor of the Duchess:

William With Kate
Duchess Catherine
Dazzling Duchess
Kate Middleton in Canada
Kate Middleton, Skinny Jeans
Kate in a Blue Dress
Kate Middleton in 2009
Kate Middleton Fashion Sense
A Royal Beauty
Kate Middleton, Black Hat
Will n' Kate
Kate Middleton Smiling
Kate Middleton Smile
Kate Middleton, Blue Dress
Kate and William in Cowboy Hats
Prince William and Kate Middleton Picture
The Royal Wedding Couple
Prince William, Kate Middleton Portrait
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Kate Middleton Biography

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Reading, England
Full Name
Kate Middleton