Kate Middleton’s most memorable moments for 2011 starts out with the first public kiss that Kate and Prince William shared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. This kiss mirrored a kiss that took place 30 years earlier as Prince William’s parents shared their first kiss as newlyweds for the public to see.
Seeing Kate in her wedding dress was another one of her most memorable moments, as she was stunning. The frowning bridesmaid is also another memorable moment from 2011 in the life of Kate Middleton, as the child became one of the iconic pictures from their wedding, according to the Gobal Post.
Kate’s Marilyn Monroe Moment
Kate had a Marilyn Monroe moment when visiting North American and the wind picked up her yellow dress a few times. She handled it just like a Princess. She managed to keep her dress down without looking the least bit uneasy!
The Year of the Hats
A year’s worth of hats from fascinators to a cowboy hat, which she wore on her Canadian trip while watching kids riding sheep at a rodeo, is another thing that Kate’s remembered for this year. Kate became a fashion trend setter this year, according to the Washington Post. Kate stepped out with a variety of head dressings that actually started a fashion trend with hats, something the majority of women haven’t worn in decades.
Speaking of fashion trends, Kate’s enthusiasm for panty hose has put these leg coverings in a revival for women all over the fashion world. She’s also made the skinny jeans popular to wear dressed up or dressed down.
A Trip Down Memory Lane with William
When Kate accompanied William to the homeless charity CenterPoint, it was a time that was bitter sweet for William as his mother would bring him there when he was a young kid. Seeing Kate by his side and continuing with Princess Diana’s work is also an event from this year that’s bound to be remembered for some time to come.
Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List 2011
Kate’s Vanity Fair “Best Dressed” list for 2011, is another memorable moment during the year. Her transformation into the royal family is seen with the many classy gowns and dresses she’s worn for events.
Kate and Prince Harry Share Foot Fashion
A recent Christmas Eve picture with Kate and her brother-in-law Prince Harry showing up in the same boots made the headlines. The two were dressed for the damp weather as they watched Prince William play football. The case of identical footwear will also go down as a memorable situation!
Kate Gets a Case of the Giggles on the Red Carpet
When Kate made her way down the red carpet with Prince William and Prince Harry by her side, Harry said something that put Kate with a case of the giggles. This was during the Military Awards a few weeks back. While she didn’t over do it and went on like nothing happened, it was a breath of fresh air to see Kate’s sense of humor on camera.
First Royal Christmas
Many of Kate’s memorable moments come from “Christmas with the Royals” this year, where pictures caught Kate and William stopping to talk to a group of children on their walk back from the church. This genuine show of affection for the kids is something Princess Diana displayed. Kate and William took their time talking with the onlookers, as they appeared to be in no hurry to get to their next Christmas stop.
Kate in a Rare Public Speaking Event
While Kate is very seldom heard speaking, she did answer questions when she and William met with the press when they announced their engagment. This clip is from 2010, but it’s the start of Kate’s introduction into the royal family and a very rare occasion where Kate’s voice is heard, so it seemed fitting to include this. Kate can be seen and heard in a video here on Guest of a Guest. Notice the attention she pays to her beautiful engagement ring periodically!
Reference: Washington Post, Global Post, Guest of a Guest