Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look back at our favorite photos of the Duchess of Cambridge this year that highlight how she’s gracefully navigated her royal duties pre- and mid-coronavirus pandemic… starting with this pretty picture of Duchess Kate wearing a festive scarf while visiting Cardiff Castle in Wales on Dec. 8 during a stop on her train tour of Britain to thank frontline workers and community members who’ve helped during the global health crisis. Keep reading for more great pics of Kate in 2020…
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Duchess Kate posed with husband Prince William and their children — Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte — for their 2020 Christmas card, which was snapped in the fall at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England.
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Duchess Kate visited Cardiff Castle in Wales on Dec. 8 during a stop on her train tour of Britain with Prince William.
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A smiling Duchess Kate waved as she left Batley Community Centre in West Yorkshire, England, on Dec. 7 after meeting volunteers who have supported elderly members of the community throughout the coronavirus outbreak. The visit took place during her train tour of Britain with her husband.
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Duchess Kate sang during the Remembrance Sunday Service in London on Nov. 8.
Duchess Kate masked up during an Oct. 6 visit with students at the University of Derby in England where she heard about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted university life and what national measures have been put in place to support student mental health.
Duchess Kate wore her own Scouting scarf as she arrived for a visit with a Scout group in Northolt, London, on Sept. 29.
Prince William watched as Duchess Kate poured a tray of dough into a container as they helped make beigels during a visit to Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery in London on Sept. 15.
Duchess Kate waved during an Aug. 5 visit to Barry Island in Wales, where she and Prince William heard from local business owners about the impact of COVID-19.
Duchess Kate and Prince William played a grab-a-teddy game on Aug. 5 during a visit to Barry Island in South Wales on Aug. 5 to speak to local business owners about the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector. Kate — who donned a blue and pink floral Emilia Wickstead dress she first wore publicly in 2019 — picked up a blue toy and celebrated with a thumbs up… only for it to slip from the machine’s claws before it reached the winning chute.
On Aug. 4, Duchess Kate wore a face mask — a $19 floral covering by London-based brand Amaia — during a visit to Baby Basic UK and Baby Basics Sheffield, a volunteer project supporting families in need struggling to provide for their newborns.
Duchess Kate spoke to charity leaders during a visit to Baby Basic UK and Baby Basics Sheffield in Sheffield, England, on Aug. 4. She wore Suzannah London’s white silk crepe Flippy Wiggle dress, which she debuted a year earlier at Wimbledon.
Duchess Kate helped unpack boxes during a visit to Baby Basic UK and Baby Basics Sheffield in Sheffield, England, on Aug. 4.
Prince William and Duchess Kate, who wore Beulah London’s blue Shalini midi dress, applied hand sanitizer during a visit to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, England, on July 5.
A ponytailed Duchess Kate cracked a smile as she and Prince William visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, England, as part of the National Health Service birthday celebrations on July 5.
Duchess Kate wore a floral-print midi dress by Faithfull the Brand and espadrilles by Russell and Bromley on a visit to The Nook — one of the three East Anglia Children’s Hospices — in Framlingham Earl, Norfolk, England, on June 25. She serves as royal patron to the charity, which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Duchess Kate got her hands dirty as she helped pot plants and herbs during a visit to The Nook — one of the three East Anglia Children’s Hospices — in Framlingham Earl, Norfolk, England, on June 25.
For her first in-person official appearance post-lockdown, Duchess Kate wore a Fjällräven vest and a linen blouse for a June 18 visit to the Fakenham Garden Centre in Norfolk, England, where she met the owners and staff. The business is near her country home, Anmer Hall. As a keen gardener, Kate wanted to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic had affected the family-run independent business, which first opened in 1984.
As the global COVID-19 health crisis raged on, on May 7, Duchess Kate virtually launched her Hold Still photography competition — a community photography project, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, inviting people from across Britain to submit a photographic portrait taken during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prince William, Duchess Kate (in a long-sleeved floral-print dress by Ghost) and their kids — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — clapped outside their country residence, Anmer Hall, for National Health Service carers as part of the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief “Big Night In” on April 23.
Right before Britain locked down amid the coronavirus pandemic, Prince William and Duchess Kate — who wore dusky pink separates from Marks and Spencer’s Autograph collection line — visited the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon, England, on March 19. There, they met ambulance staff and 111 call handlers and thanked them for the vital work they’ve been doing.
Duchess Kate, in a blue Jenny Packham gown, hosted a gala dinner in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Place2Be at Buckingham Palace on March 9. She’s patron of the charity, which provides emotional support at an early age and believes no child should face mental health difficulties alone.
Duchess Kate made a speech while hosting a gala dinner in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Place2Be at Buckingham Palace on March 9.
Lady in red! Duchess Kate, wearing a Catherine Walker coat and a Sally-Ann Provan hat, joined Prince William at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9.
Here’s a closer look at the stunning Sally-Ann Provan hat Duchess Kate wore to the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9.
Duchess Kate bent down to chat with some children outside the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9.
Sporty Duchess Kate visited Salthill GAA club in Galway, Ireland, on March 5 and participated in some hurling on the third day of her first official visit to Ireland with Prince William. She wore skinny jeans and a brightly colored sweater by Really Wild.
Duchess Kate showed off her athletic skills at the Salthill Knocknacarra GAA club in Galway, Ireland, on the third day of her first official visit to Ireland with Prince William on March 5.
Duchess Kate, wearing a green-and-white dress by Suzannah London, enjoyed herself at the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture showcase in Ireland on March 5 during her first official visit to the country as a royal.
Wearing a jacket from the Irish brand Dubarry atop a blouse from the Barbour X Alexa Chung collection and jeans, Duchess Kate visited Howth Cliff, a cliff walk with views out over the Irish Sea, in Dublin during day two of her royal visit to Ireland with Prince William on March 4. The couple shared this sweet photo from the excursion on their @kensingtonroyal Instagram account.
Duchess Kate donned skinny jeans and a polka dot blouse for a round of table tennis during a visit to Savannah House, a residential facility run by the charity Extern, in County Meath near Dublin, Ireland, on March 4.
Prince William and Duchess Kate — wearing a gorgeous green dress by The Vampire’s Wife — attended a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3 during their first ever official visit to Ireland.
Duchess Kate enjoyed a pint of Guinness during a special reception at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3 on the first day of her three-day visit to Ireland with Prince William.
Duchess Kate wire a playful vintage dress by Oscar de la Renta to join Prince WIlliam at an event at the Museum of Literature in Ireland on March 4 during their first royal visit to Ireland as a couple.
Duchess Kate, in a bold green patterned Alessandra Rich dress and a padded black headband, joined Prince William as they met with Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar (right) and his partner, Matthew Barrett, at Government Buildings in Dublin during the royals’ first official visit to Ireland on March 3.
Duchess Kate was photographed while meeting Ireland’s taoiseach — or prime minister — Leo Varadkar and his partner, Matthew Barrett, in Dublin on March 3, day one of her first official visit to Ireland with Prince William.
Clad in a green ribbed sweater, matching culottes and sneakers, Duchess Kate prepared to exit the starting blocks during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, England, on Feb. 26.
A bouncy-haired Duchess Kate looked beautiful in a black boucle dress by Eponine London as she left the Noel Coward theatre in London on Feb. 25 following a special performance of the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” in support of The Royal Foundation.
Duchess Kate handled a snake during a visit to The Ark Open Farm in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, on Feb. 12.
Duchess Kate donned a navy blue military-inspired suit by Alexander McQueen for a visit to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall in Leicestershire, England, on Feb. 11.
Duchess Kate looked fantastic as she joined her husband’s stepmother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, on a visit to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall in Leicestershire, England, on Feb. 11.
Duchess Kate wore a hard hat as she inspected operations with Works Manager Carl Banfield at the control center during a visit to Tata Steel in Port Talbot, Wales, on Feb. 4.
Prince William and Duchess Kate enjoyed some sweet treats at Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour in the Mumbles community in Swansea, Wales, on Feb. 4.
Duchess Kate bundled up in a red-and-white Beulah London scarf and a navy blue Hobbs wool coat for a visit to the RNLI Mumbles Lifeboat Station in Swansea, Wales, on Feb. 4.
Prince William and Duchess Kate — who rewore a white-and-gold Alexander McQueen gown she debuted back in 2012 at a state dinner in Malaysia — looked regal as they arrived at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards in London on Feb. 2. The Duke of Cambridge is BAFTA’s patron.
Here’s a closer look at gorgeous Duchess Kate in Alexander McQueen at the 2020 BAFTA Awards in London on Feb. 2.
Best actress winner Renee Zellweger chatted with Duchess Kate at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards in London on Feb. 2.
Duchess Kate, in a creamy lace-embellished Sézane sweater and a peacock blue coat, was all smiles as she visited a London preschool on Jan. 29.
Duchess Kate served breakfast to students as she promoted her landmark early childhood survey, “Five big questions on the under fives,” during a breakfast visit to the London Early Years Foundation Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on Jan. 29.
Clad in a black, white and baby blue boucle tweed suit by Dolce & Gabbana, opaque tights and square heels, Duchess Kate visited a National Portrait Gallery Workshop at Evelina London Children’s Hospital on Jan. 28.
Duchess Kate is seen in silhouette during a visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital where she took part in a National Portrait Gallery workshop on Jan. 28.
Duchess Kate, clad in a somber gray Catherine walker dress, is seen arriving for the Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in London on Jan. 27. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the same date, which is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and honors survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Duchess Kate wore a black turtleneck and Zara’s pleated leopard-print skirt for a visit to HM Prison Send, a women’s prison, near Woking in Surrey, England, on Jan. 22. She was taking part in a 24-hour tour of the country to launch her “Five big questions on the under fives,” a survey intended to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood to bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come.
Wearing a beaded red dress by Needle and Thread, Duchess Kate joined Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex at a reception at London’s Buckingham Palace to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit on Jan. 20.
Duchess Kate looked beautiful in a custom Alexander McQueen coat during a visit to Bradford, England, on Jan. 15.
Duchess Kate waved and smiled as she arrived at City Hall during a visit to Bradford, England — one of Britain’s most diverse cities — on Jan. 15.
Prince William and Duchess Kate, wearing a houndstooth-patterned dress by Zara, learned to make Kulfi milkshakes at MyLahore in Bradford, England, on Jan. 15.
Duchess Kate injected some glamour into her Sunday service look with Roksanda’s unique orange-and-blue Denton Coat and a blue wool felt hat featuring a pheasant feather band as she joined Prince William at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the queen’s Sandringham estate in King’s Lynn, England, on Jan. 5.
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