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Go Inside Kate Middleton’s Life Before Marrying Prince William and Becoming a Royal!

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wasn’t always a royal — prior to marrying Prince William, she was just like us! That said, many fans are curious about her life before becoming royalty — and it can be seen in a plethora of throwback photos of the princess that she was just your average girl.

Kate was born on January 9, 1982, in England to her wealthy parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. She is the older sister to two siblings, Pippa, 33, and James, 30. After moving from Jordan back to England again with her family in the early 1980s, Kate went through private schooling before eventually earning her undergraduate degree in the history of art at the University of St Andrews.

It was there where Kate met her now-husband back in 2001 even though they didn’t eventually tie the knot until 10 years later. They began dating on the down low in 2003. They split up for a bit in 2007 but later reconciled before getting engaged in October 2010 and tying the knot in 2011.

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And even though Kate may have had some nights out and dressed a tad bit scandalous here and there before becoming a Mrs., since April 29, 2011, Kate has been one of the most poised royals ever!

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Click through the gallery below to see throwback photos of Kate before she married William in 2011!