Kate Middleton has had an amazing year — click on photo below for gallery.
From January to July royal watchers saw the radiant Duchess blossom as her baby bump grew, while fashion fans constantly marvelled at her fabulous maternity fashion.
In July, the media spent weeks outside the Lindo Wing waiting for news of the arrival of William and Kate's baby. Prince George was born on 23 July and the couple emerged a day later beaming as they introduced their delicate bundle of joy to the world.
After a quiet summer, the 31-year-old made a gradual return to the public eye.
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Her husband William announced he was leaving the RAF in September and shortly afterwards the young family moved into Kensington Palace. Once they had settled into their newly-renovated home, Kate began a busy schedule as a working mum, supporting various causes close to her heart.
The fashionista Duchess was princess-perfect on the red carpet in October at her first official royal engagement with William since the birth and continued the hit headlines for her sartorial choices for the rest of the year.
The pair had a busy schedule in the run-up to Christmas supporting their various charities and interests. They spent Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham and it's thought that they will see in the New Year with Kate's family in Berkshire.