Wills and Kate! As they celebrate 12 months of wedded bliss, FEMAIL looks back at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first year of marriage (Part 3)

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

NOVEMBER 2011: KATE SPARKS BABY RUMOURS

Kate and William visit UNICEF's global Supply Centre in Copenhagen on their first joint humanitarian mission. The duo gamely don blue hard hats as they embark upon a tour of the centre - where Kate famously refuses a taste of peanut paste, sparking baby rumours

Last April, William and Kate were married in a stunning ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The world watched as the fairytale came true for Kate Middleton, a middle-class girl who married her prince.
One year on, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look happier than ever. Across an eventful 12 months that has seen the two make dozens of public appearances, attend numerous charity events and William posted to the Falklands, leaving Kate to carry out solo engagements, the two have spent the year in the spotlight coming to terms with life as a working Royal couple.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look back at some of the highlights of what has been a spectacular year for William and Kate.

DECEMBER 2011: GALA DINNER AND FIRST CHRISTMAS AT SANDRINGHAM AS A MARRIED COUPLE

The Duke and Duchess attend The Sun Military Awards at The Imperial War Museum with Prince Harry. Kate wears a gown by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton, the same designer who created her fairytale wedding dress

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit homeless charity 'Centrepoint' in Camberwell on December 21. Kate and William attend the traditional Christmas Day service in Sandringham with Prince Harry, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

JANUARY 2012: KATE TURNS 30


It's Kate's 30th birthday, and the royal pair attend a premiere for Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film War Horse. Kate chooses a lace Alice Temperley gown for the occasion, while Wills dazzles in tuxedo

This month, Kate announced the four charities for which she would become patron - Patron of Action on Addiction, Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Royal Patron of The Art Room and Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, London - and also revealed she would become a volunteer with the Scouting Association612

FEBRUARY 2012: KATE'S FIRST SOLO ENGAGEMENTS... AND VALENTINE'S DAY ALONE

Kate goes solo: William is posted to the Falklands leaving Kate to attend multiple social functions alone during February - and the Duchess takes them on with poise. Here, she attends the opening of the Lucian Freud exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

It's Valentine's Day, and Kate goes solo again - this time to visit a Liverpool children's hospital, where she is bestowed with hundreds of bouquets and gifts

William is still in the Falklands - but Kate is not letting the grass grow underneath her feet. On February 22 she pays a visit to an Oxfordshire school where she takes place in an art class - and gets red paint on her Orla Kiely coat-dress

MARCH 2012


Girl's day out: Kate, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Queen go for tea at Fortnum & Mason

Wills is still away in the Falklands, so Kate embarks upon a visit to The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts with her in-laws - yet another engagement without her husband by her side. Kate looks confident and assured - testament to how far she has come since marrying William almost a year ago

Prince Charles wished to introduce his daughter-in-law to the charity work he carries out with the Princes Trust - and the experience went a long way in helping Kate adjust to life in the public eye

Charles and Kate were greeted by hundreds of cheering schoolchildren waving Union flags at the centre - a taste of things to come for Kate for the rest of her life

Later that same day, Kate is invited to meet the British Olympic hockey teamsin her role as Team GB and Paralympics GB 2012 Ambassador. She dons pink jeggings and trainers to join the teams for a game - and not only does she wow with her skills, but as a result of the Duchess Effect, pink jeans go on to sell out across the nation


The Duchess relived her school days as she played a game with the Olympic team

Kate, who wore heels before the game, posed with the GB Mens's Hockey Team

Short address: Kate gives her first speech in honour of families at The Treehouse, a hospice run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH)

APRIL 2012

APRIL 2012: Together again at last: Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, centre, enjoyed a week away at the renowned Trois Vallees ski resort with mother Carole, left, and the Middleton family after his safe return from the Falklands

Peplum queen: Kate wears Matthew Williamson as the couple arrive for the British Premiere of 'African Cats at the BFI Southbank


Quick change Kate: The Duchess Kate wore an indigo tweed Rebecca Taylor suit for her visit to Goldsmiths' Hall, left, then later in the day changed into a simple grey dress as she appeared at the Imperial War Museum last night

source: dailymail

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