Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge

Happy birthday to Duchess Catherine! 34 of her best moments

As the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 34th birthday this Saturday, we look back at her remarkable life.

By Bella Brennan

As the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 34th birthday this Saturday, we look back at her remarkable life.

She was your everyday little girl, who grew up in the British country side of Bucklebury with loving parents and two siblings.

But her life would change forever when her paths crossed with Prince William at the University of St Andrews in Scotland back in 2001. Urban legend says Catherine had a poster of Wills on her wall as a teenager but she has since spoken out on the tale. "I had the Levis guy on my wall, not a picture of William, sorry."

The rest reads like a real-life fairy-tale - from their incredible 2011 wedding to their long-lasting love and gorgeous children. Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge are the real deal.

As she turns another year older, she only becomes more graceful.

The mother-of-two has used her global influence to help create a better world, working alongside an array of charities including her very own The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

She is also a patron for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, SportsAid, Place2Be and Action on Addiction.

In 2013, her life entered another big chapter when she welcomed her first son Prince George. “It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like,” she said at the time.

And just last year she and Wills welcomed a little girl into their brood with the arrival of Princess Charlotte.

Click through the gallery to check out Catherine's best moments from over the years!

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