The Duchess of Cambridge recently turned 39, commemorating the event by sharing an encouraging message to the healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic…

This selflessness is typical of one of our favourite royals. Duchess Catherine is always poised, compassionate, and exemplifies the style and grace of her prominent public role.

The mom of three is also very ‘real’.

Throughout the pandemic, she has commiserated with those who have lost loved ones, shared encouraging messages to those who are working hard to combat the virus, and used her position to support the public wherever possible.

These are just a few reasons we love the Duchess. We also absolutely love her sense of style. We take a look at 10 facts about Duchess Kate below, and our favourite looks from the Cambridge royal over the years:

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  1. She was born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton on 9 January 1982
  2. She married her prince charming, married Prince William at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.
  3. The couple have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
  4. Their official royal residence is at Kensington Palace
  5. She devotes her time to supporting a number of charitable causes and organisations, several of which are centred around providing children with the best possible start in life
  6. She initiated a steering group to look at what can be done to make a positive difference to the lives of children, by focussing on their earliest stage of life, from pre-birth to 5 years of age.
  7. The Duchess of Cambridge is also a committed champion of issues related to children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
  8. In 2017 The Duchess championed the Heads Together mental health campaign with The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex.
  9. Duchess Catherine enjoys a number of sports and loves spending time outdoors. Her Royal Highness’s passion for sport, nature and the outdoors stems from her own experience and enjoyment of playing tennis and hockey and sailing from a young age.
  10. She’s a keen photographer and is extremely supportive of the arts. In March 2018 The Duchess became the first Royal Patron of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The Patronage reflects Her Royal Highness’s interest in the visual arts, photography, design and textiles.

 Some of our favourite looks from Duchess Kate:

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Cardiff Castle on the final day of a three-day train tour across the UK
Featuring: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton
Where: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
When: 08 Dec 2020
Credit: John Rainford/Cover Images
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Duchess Kate’s hair secrets revealed

 

 

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attend The British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, UK
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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge at the University of Derby, United Kingdom. During the visit, ahead of World Mental Health Day, Kate met students to hear how the pandemic has impacted university life, and what national measures have been put in place to support student mental health.
Picture by i-Images / Pool/MagazineFeatures.co.za

 

Duchess Kate wears the late Princess Diana’s tiara

Catherine (Kate) the Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate her 39th birthday today, January 9, 2020. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA/MagazineFeatures.co.za )

 

Gallery: Duchess Kate reveals post-baby figure

 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge introduce Princess Charlotte of Cambridge to the World. © Paul Treadway /MagazineFeatures.co.za

 

Duchess Kate wore Princess Diana’s earrings to BAFTAs

London, United Kingdom – 23 April 2018
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show off their new baby son, Louis Arthur Charles, as they leave the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, England, UK, Europe. The baby will be known as Prince Louis of Cambridge and is fifth in line of succession to the throne.
Photographer: Equinox Features/MagazineFeatures.co.za
Date Taken: 20180423

 

Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George at a special pantomime performance at the London Palladium ,hosted by The National Lottery, to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the pandemic. Picture by i-Images / Pool /MagazineFeatures.co.za