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From wide-legged glory days to skinny jean dreams – Kate Middleton’s best style moments in pants

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There’s no denying Kate Middleton is a style icon – just looking at her slew of designer ball gowns, skirt-suits and array of dreamy jackets is proof enough.

But there’s another clothing item that Kate rocks like no other, and we really don’t see her in it enough: Trousers.

Humble, classic and often very chic, the Duchess of Cambridge wears a trouser like no other – no matter what style it is.

Whether they’re flared, cropped, baggy or straight, trousers can be a super chic addition to any outfit, and it’s always a real treat to see Kate’s take on the versatile style.

From her skinny jean hey-days to her more recent wide-legged outings, we’ve found all of the Duchess’s best moments in the humble pant – and it’s guaranteed to provide you with plenty of inspiration.

Keep scrolling as we relive Kate’s best moments in glorious pants!

WATCH: Kate greets fans in Cyprus while wearing stunning wide-legged trousers. Gallery begins after video…

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Olympics 2012

Call it what you will, but 2012 might officially have been Kate’s peak skinny jeans year. These bright blue numbers she wore as she stood outside Buckingham Palace to greet the Olympic Torch are definitely loud and proud, and check out fresh-faced Prince Harry!

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Catherine Early Childhood

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wowed in this pink single-breasted blazer and matching trousers from Alexander McQueen. The royal donned the outfit while hosting a roundtable with members of government and of the Early Years Sector in light of new research from the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.

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Catherine Little Village

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was the definition of businesswoman chic in June 2022 while donning these black wide-legged pants, coupled with sleek pumps and a lapel long cream blazer from Zara.

The royal wore the ensemble while visiting Little Village – London’s largest baby bank which provides a supportive community for families going through hard times.

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Catherine Glasgow

While out in Glasgow, the duchess showed off her monochrome style in this all-blue look. The royal opted to wear slim-leg navy trousers with a Catherine Walker coat and Polene mini bag.

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Catherine Caribbean

The recycling duchess paired her vintage red Yves Saint Laurent blazer with these dazzling white wide-leg trousers and a Mulberry mini bag while on a royal tour of the Caribbean.

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Catherine Ukraine relief

Catherine never fails to stun in Alexander McQueen. In early 2022, the duchess paired this vibrant cashmere jumper with Jigsaw wide-leg trousers for an outing to support relief efforts for Ukraine.

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Catherine Copenhagen

She’s certainly partial to a wide-leg number. Pairing these black trousers with a red coat from Zara, Gianvito Rossi pumps and a leather Aspinol of London bag, the duchess was a vision during a visit to the University of Copenhagen in February 2022.

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Catherine Founding Museum

For one of her first public outings of 2022 to visit Foundling Museum, Catherine donned a blue coat and pair of blue wide-leg pants, both from Jigsaw, and finished the look with a pair of budget earrings from Accessorize.

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Jeans

Casual Kate! Whilst the Duchess of Cambridge is known for her love of skinny jeans, we love these straight leg ankle grazer ones she wore in June 2021.

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In May 2021, Duchess Catherine and Prince William stepped out for a jam-packed day of events to mark Mental Health Awareness week. The Duchess perfectly paired a Tory Burch shirt with a pair of wide-legged pants – autumn-winter outfit inspo!

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Crisis Volunteer celebration

In November 2019, Kate attended a celebration for Shout in a pair of chic ankle-grazers by Joseph. The maroon hue added a splash of colour to compliment her favourite grey blazer by Smythe.

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Pakistan

While on her royal tour of Pakistan in October 2019, the Duchess donned an array of stunning traditional outfits. She rounded out her final day with a heavenly ensemble consisting a Beulah London coat along with these crisp white trousers by Gul Ahmed.

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Chelsea Flower Show

Let’s start with this recent outing, which thrilled fans and fashion enthusiasts alike the world over. Kate donned a casual chic ensemble as she attended the Chelsea Flower Show, wearing a pair of Massimo Dutti culottes – and these pants are the ultimate mood.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2

Action shot! Check out that kick flare!

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Children’s centre

In March 2019, Kate visited a children’s centre wearing a stylish pair of black wide-legged jigsaw pants. Paired with a Gucci blouse and a glam mini bag, this look was all class!

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Kate Middleton plays with young kids on visit to a children’s centre

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Cyprus

While visiting Cyprus with husband Prince William in December last year, Duchess Catherine wore a pair of chic wide-legged trousers with her Smythe blazer – and frankly, we couldn’t stop staring.

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Cyprus 2

Nailing that cool-girl chic vibe!

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Kate Middleton Steps out in Recycled Coat

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Docklands

In 2017, Kate visited the 1851 Trust roadshow wearing a pair of cropped J. Crew trousers in navy blue, and it provided all the sailor-chic inspo we never knew we needed!

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America’s Cup

Ever the style muse, Kate fitted right in as she attended the America’s Cup World Series in a pair of black skinny jeans in 2016.

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Olympic Park

In 2012, Duchess Catherine stepped out to meet members of the British hockey team in a pair of very loud red skinny jeans. That’s one way to make a statement!

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Primary school camp

That same year, Kate rocked her now-iconic skinny-jeans-and-rain-boots look while visiting ‘Expanding Horizons’ Primary School. Her hiking-chic boots were designed by Le Chameau Vierzonord.

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Stepping out in style on January 26th in Windsor, UK with a stylish red coat complimented by flared black slacks.

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Kate donned an all white ensemble whilst attending the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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Kate is no stranger to style!

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Looking smart!

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Kate red alexander mcqueen

Catherine wore this matching blazer and pants set from her go to designer Alexander McQueen to a pre campaign launch event, hosted by the Foundation Centre for Early Childhod, at BAFTA on January 20, 2023 in London.

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