Kate Middleton celebrates 1,000 days as Duchess of Cambridge

It's been 1,000 days since Kate Middleton glided out of Westminster Abbey as the Duchess of Cambridge. Since then the public has learned that behind that winning smile is a quiet resolve to live life on her own terms while respecting her position as Britain's future queen.

Click on the photo for ten defining images of her life as a royal

As she reflects on her time as a royal, Kate can count the successes - the joy of the royal wedding, tours of Canada and the Far East and the pomp and ceremony of the Diamond Jubilee.

There've also been a couple of roadbumps for Prince William's wife - her debilitating morning sickness and the publication of intimate photographs of her on holiday.

Now there are new challenges ahead: making sure her son is well cared for and consolidating the couple's grand new home behind the gates of Kensington Palace.

"She is a new mother and that is the most important thing for her in the next few months, to get it right as a mother," an aide told one newspaper. "She is learning how to be a working mother."

Take a look at this special report on her key moments so far.
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