38 Fun Things Kate Middleton Got To Do In 2012

A royal retrospective: babies, bangs, big hats, and, um, those unfortunate naked photos.

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Kate Middleton's first full year as a royal proved to be a very busy one — and that's only counting her public engagements, not all the behind-closed-palace-doors Illuminati initiation rites she undoubtedly had to endure. (Why else would she have changed her hair, for example? Spoiler: photos coming up.)

There were lots of mundane princess duties to endure — hugging babies, accepting cheap bouquets, opening hospitals/schools/theaters/doors, and making pointless small talk with foreign dignitaries or, worse, children who, in the good old days of the British monarchy at least, would have been lucky to scrub Buckingham's kitchen floors. Fortunately, though, there were new and exciting opportunities too. 2012 saw Kate's patriotism run riot at the Olympics, her best dance moves showcased on her tour of Polynesia, and her otherwise unfortunate morning sickness confirm the United Kingdom's future ruler. Here, a roundup of her highs and lows:

6. She got pregnant.

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And so yes, the United Kingdom's future monarch can likely trace his/her conception back to a night of passion (understandably) following the above dance moves.

20. She got to watch a student fashion show — and didn't laugh.

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Whispers Kate softly, as if speaking to a vestige of her past, "You'll need to be showing more skin than that if you're going to land yourself a prince."