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Happy birthday, Duchess Kate! This past year proved to be a big one, so 2014 sure has a lot to live up to for this royal mum.

Let's recap highlights from Kate's eventful 2013:

Royal baby watch

Kate started showing a small baby bump in February 2013 after her pregnancy was made public in December 2012. She wore chic and modern designer clothes throughout the pregnancy and attended dozens of public events. Heavenly, for royal watchers!

Kate spent her second wedding anniversary April 29 at a children's hospital to kick off Children's Hospice Week.


At eight months pregnant, Kate christened her first ship, blessing the luxury cruise liner Royal Princess on June 13 in Southampton, England.


Baby George is here!

The royal baby arrived July 22 at St. Mary's Hospital in London. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and Prince William was present for the birth.

The proud couple showed George Alexander Louis off to the world July 25. Women applauded Kate for not hiding her post-childbirth bump under her polka-dot dress. Go, Kate!


One month after giving birth, Kate returned to her stunningly thin figure.

Kate played volleyball at Sportaid Athlete Workshop at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Prince George baptized

The 3-month-old royal baby was christened Oct. 23 and officially welcomed into the Church of England as Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

Prince George wore a handmade replica of the christening gown first worn by little Princess Victoria in 1841 and every royal baby up to 2008.

Since then, Kate's focused on all the delightful responsibilities associated with being a mom.

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