The Best Maternity Moments of Kate Middleton
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent us into a tailspin a couple of months ago after announcing that the Royal Family was expecting a third child. We’ve been treated to four years of royal baby milestones, full of over-the-top christenings and adorable play dates alike; and we’re all the more excited for a third royal cherub to be thrown into the mix. But, for us Kate Middleton fans, it’s the maternity style we’re most looking forward to. She has graced us with her bold winter coats, ultra-flattering frocks, and pregnant-chic formalwear twice before; and we’ve concluded that she is perhaps the most impressively dressed pregnant woman we’ve ever seen. Her first public appearance since announcing her third pregnancy gave us a taste of her most stylish pregnancy yet, with a breathtaking blue lace dress flouncing throughout the palace. In anticipation of the coming months of the Duchess’ all-new maternity moments, here are her best maternity looks of all time.
We loved this black-and-white look from her first pregnancy, with the charming swishy silhouette and fun polka dots.
Sunny & Bright
Kate went sunny and bright for a garden party hosted by the Queen on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, just two months before the birth of Prince George.
Pretty in Peach
The Duchess rocked a peachy ensemble during an appearance while pregnant with Prince George; this day also marked her second wedding anniversary to Prince William.
On a chilly day in March 2013, the pregnant Kate covered her belly with a thick, cropped coat in a warm brown ensemble. To be honest, we’d love to rock this look any winter day.
The Duchess got all dolled up, while only a month away from giving birth to Prince George, for the 60th anniversary celebration of the Queen’s Coronation.
Touch of Green
During her second pregnancy, Duchess Kate went a little more subdued for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks, with just a lovely natural green touch to her warm brown outfit.
We will never get over this most regal maternity moment…ever. The crisp navy blue, perfectly tailored coat, and uniformed royal husband makes for an iconic look.
This black-and-white leopard dress was welcome step outside the box of the Duchess’ beloved monotone, coat-draped ensembles during her pregnancy.
Kate wore a minty coat while attending the National Review of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle in spring 2013, just a few months before the birth of her son.
Pink for a Princess
The Duchess celebrated her soon-to-be daughter with a hot pink coat during appearances just a few months before giving birth to Princess Charlotte.
The royal mom donned a Diane von Furstenberg black dress with lace sleeves as she helped host a party for charity at Kensington Palace this October.
St. Patty’s Green
The Duchess sported a hearty dose of forest green while attending the Irish Guards’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Aldershot, England in 2013.
In her first official appearance after announcing her third pregnancy, Kate looked fresh and lovely in a blue lace tea-length dress for a reception at Buckingham Palace in early October.
Kate looked brilliant in white during an official visit to the set of hit U.K. show, Downton Abbey. Black shoes and accessories added a chic finishing touch.
The Duchess rocked a dusty blue plaid ensemble to welcome the president of Singapore during his official visit after announcing her second pregnancy a few weeks earlier.
After announcing her third pregnancy (and giving us major hair envy with her shorter ‘do), the Duchess stepped out in a pretty pastel pink dress for a charity forum in October. It seems that Kate loves a pale pink, as we’ve seen her choose it time and again for her maternity style.
Kate proved that wrap dresses are the most flattering of silhouettes (Thanks, DVF!) when wearing this printed wrap dress to an appearance in London around five months before giving birth to Prince George.
Trooping the Color
In 2013, the Duchess attended the annual Trooping the Colour event in honor of the Queen’s birthday, her last public engagement before giving birth to Prince George a few weeks later.
Faux Bob in Black
Kate stepped out with a few members of the royal family to participate in The National Service of Remembrance, a ceremony that honors those who have fallen in battle, rocking a faux bob that we got way too excited about.
This simple navy frock made the right impression during an appearance at a primary school in London, as the Duchess promoted educational programs in early 2015.
Soon after announcing her third pregnancy, Kate looked chic and warm (and still quite trim!) in this stylish, yet casual fall outfit while attending an event with her husband.
Three months before giving birth to Princess Charlotte, Kate visited with local children in Smethwick, England, in a warmly hued floral dress in a flowing silhouette we’ve seen her favor over the years.
Duchess Kate didn’t let her recent pregnancy announcement stop her from playing tennis with some children in London, donning a stylish athletic outfit and the coolest tennis shoes we’ve seen in a while.
The Duchess never goes wrong with blue, which she has chosen for many important moments and events. This thick coat ensemble during her second pregnancy is no exception!