What Kate wore: The Princess of Wales's style evolution in 46 photos

The royal has had to adapt to the complex codes of royal dressing since marrying Prince William more than a decade ago

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In the past decade, Kate, Princess of Wales, has become one of the world's most photographed women.

After marrying Prince William in 2011, she entered a world of royal visits, state engagements and red carpets.

Tactfully navigating complex sartorial codes, such as when a hat is necessary and appropriate hemlines, she is known for her elegant and timeless style.

She might be a future queen consort, but Kate has also made a name for herself as queen of the midi dress, donning a number of block-coloured pieces over the years, from printed shifts to tailored coat dresses.

The royal frequently champions British designers, with Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Catherine Walker among her most-worn labels.

However, she has also been known to turn to international brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Rochas and high-street favourite Zara on occasion.

Here, we take a look at how the royal's style has evolved throughout her time in the spotlight.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more images of Catherine, Princess of Wales through the years

This article was first published on May 11, 2021