The Duchess of Cambridge was recently spotted at the annual Order of the Garter alongside figures such as Queen Maxima and Queen Letizia, a ceremony that she first attended eleven years ago while dating Prince William.
Back in 2008, Kate Middleton was invited to attend the prestigious event and her presence was seen as a sign that she had been accepted by the Royal Family.
Nowadays, Kate is a household name when it comes to royalty and she is one of the most famous and recognized figures around the world.
HOW KATE'S FAIRY TALE BEGAN
The 37-year-old met and started dating Prince William while they were both studying at the University of St. Andrews in 2003, and little did she know that one day she would become a Duchess.
During her first appearance at the Order of the Garter, Kate wore a black polka-dot suit with a matching hat with feathers on it and looked absolutely ecstatic at being there.
WILLIAM, KNIGHT OF THE GARTER
At the ceremony surrounding the order of chivalry, which was founded by King Edward III in 1348, young Kate was spotted chatting with Prince Harry and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
It was a very special day for Kate but also for Prince William, who was presented with his Order of the Garter Knighthood, a moment that he will forever cherish and remember.
Her presence was seen as a sign that she had been accepted by the Royal Family
Two months after tying the knot with William at Westminster Abbey in 2011, Kate made yet another appearance at the Order of the Garter, this time wearing a gorgeous silver Katherine Hooker dress.
Kate Middleton at the 2011 Order of the Garter in Windsor, England | Photo: Getty Images
HOW THEIR LIFE HAS CHANGED
Since then, the couple's family has grown and they are now the proud parents of three children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
On Sunday, Prince William celebrated his role as a father by sharing a photo of himself with 13-month-old Louis, as well as a picture walking side by side with his dad, Prince Charles.
However, despite the beautiful snaps posted on Instagram, royal fans were perplexed by the absence of George and Charlotte and didn't let the opportunity to take a shot at the royals pass them by.