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Since Kate Middleton joined the royal fold when she and Prince William began dating in college, we’ve lusted after her shiny, beautiful hair. Just like us, the now 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge has made quite a few tweaks to her look since then. Here, a complete timeline of Kate Middleton’s hair.

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2005: The K-Middy Blowout, Version 1

On the day of Middleton and Prince William’s official graduation from St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, she showed off the prototype for what would become her signature hairstyle.

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2010: The Iconic Hairdo Is Born

When announcing her engagement to Prince William, the soon-to-be royal introduced a more polished version of her go-to look: a sleek bouncy blowout with rounded ends and an occasional slight curtain bang.

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2011: Here Comes the Bride

Few things are more iconic than Middleton’s deep brown color and laid-back bridal half-up-half-down ’do at her 2011 wedding to Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London.

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2012: Natural Hair Don’t Care

The Duchess of Cambridge accompanied her husband on a Diamond Jubilee tour, representing Queen Elizabeth in Singapore, Malaysia, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands in 2012. During a visit to Tuvanipupu Island, Middleton showed off her natural curls on a low-key canoe ride.  

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2012: She Bangs

In the early days of her pregnancy with Prince George, Middleton drew attention away from her nascent bump by rocking curtain bangs and longer than usual tresses.

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2013: Prince George’s Arrival

Duchess Catherine looked radiant with long straight locks upon welcoming her firstborn, Prince George, outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London.

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2015: Charlotte’s Big Debut

To introduce Princess Charlotte to the world, Middleton stuck to her go-to sleek bouncy blowout. She and Prince William offered the world their first glimpse at the little princess outside the Lindo Wing on May 2, 2015.

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2017: A fake bob

Middleton stunned us all when she wore her hair pinned up in a faux bob at the Remembrance Sunday service in November 2017.

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2018: A real Bob

It seems that Middleton must have liked her temporary bob, since the Duchess of Cambridge opted to actually cut her hair into a curly bob before Prince Louis’s arrival. Spoiler alert: It looked amazing.

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2018: Back to Chocolate Brown

After Prince Louis’s arrival, K-Middy returned to her oldie but goodie go-to—a chocolate brown mid-length blowout—from late 2018 onward.

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2019: Rich Caramel Brown

When Middleton stepped out in sparkly Cinderella pumps at an Action on Addiction dinner event,  we couldn’t help but notice her usually chocolate brown hair had a lighter, caramel tint to it and even more volume than usual.

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2019: Sun-kissed Summer ’Do

The Duchess of Cambridge debuted her brighter new look with (gasp!) highlights at the King's Cup Regatta. It appears she swapped out her usually chocolate brown locks for a new honey brown color with a shorter version of her bouncy-layered blowout.

This K-Middy hair transformation feels like one giant 14-year-long glow-up.

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