Style File: The Duchess of Cambridge

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A year ago we were awaiting the unveiling of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. Now we’re a nation transfixed by The Duchess of Cambridge’s fashion hits.

Since last April’s Royal wedding all eyes have been on Kate’s wardrobe, transforming the former fashion buyer into a international style icon. From high-end Italian designers to the British high street, no label seems to be out of her league, but what she’s really proved is that you can be Royal and still be stylish. You’re doing us proud Kate!

View her 2012 fashion highlights below.

 Kate starts the year with a bang, wearing a floor length Temperley London gown to the War Horse première in London.

She then opts for a herringbone coat by defunct label Jesire for her first solo engagement – a visit to the Lucien Freud exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery.

Kate slips into a classy brown coat by Hobbs to visit The Brink in Liverpool, an alcohol-free bar for those with substance abuse problems, on Valentines Day.

Sticking with brown, she opts for an Orla Keily coat (which later sold out) to visit Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford as part of her patronage for children’s charity The Art Room.

Kate then switches to Italian label Missoni, wearing a weaved blue coat to visit London department store Fortnum & Mason, with The Queen and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles.

Next up is a teal L.K. Bennett skirt suit and James Lock hat for a visit to Leicester as part of HRH The Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour.

Visiting Team GB in the run up to the Olympics, Kate goes for this seasons must have – coloured skinny jeans by J Brand, with a smart blazer and Olympic neck scarf.

Getting into the games, Kate swaps her blazer for a Team GB hoody and some trainers, still managing to look fabulous.

On the same day she smartened up with a grey pleated dress by Orla Keiley for a visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Kate goes green for St Patrick’s day, visting Aldershot Barracks in an Emilia Wickstead coat dress and retro felt brown hat by Lock and Co.

Two days later she appears at The Treehouse in Ipswich wearing her mum’s blue Reiss dress dress, making her first public speech as a Duchess.

That’s a whole lot of outfits for three months! Now all you need to do is pick your favourite – let us know below.

 Images: Zimbio/Getty

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