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Happy Birthday, Kate! A Look Back At The Duchess' Old-School Wild Style

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    Happy birthday, Duchess of Cambridge! Here's to the last birthday the royal couple will get to celebrate as a twosome. In honor of Kate's big three-one, we started digging through the vast photo archives of her, reveling in how polished and poised the People's Princess always appears. So consistently, in fact, that when it comes to Kate, there are very few surprises. (Seriously. Try to find a picture with her hair in a ponytail.)

    But we kept digging, and suddenly we remembered: Kate was a college kid when she met William, long before she officially became the Mrs., moved into the palace, and began reining in her free-spirited, mini-skirt-wearing tendencies. So while we love the well-appointed mom-to-be, let's remember when she used to let her funky freak flag fly.

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