You Need to See These Throwback Photos of Kate Middleton Before She Was a Duchess

A beauty evolution.

Kate Middleton
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Before Mia Thermopolis was princess of Genovia, she was a frizzy-haired teenager, played by Anne Hathaway, and also not real. And before Kate Middleton was Duchess of Cambridge, she was a "normal" person, with the same beauty tastes that you had in the '00s. So in honor of our love of nostalgia and Kate Middleton, we delved into the depths of her past to find the 17 best throwback photos of the future queen. See the magic, ahead.

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.