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.
That time Kate was a literal child, rockin' a middle part since age five.
That time Kate wore thread-wrapped braids and spiral curls for a fashion show.
That time Kate wore a half-up ponytail with a twisty, geographic hat.
That time Kate wore a cowboy hat with extra-blushed cheeks.
That time Kate hid her flipped-under blowout with...yes, you guess it: a giant fur hat.
That time Kate rested a plume of feathers (okay, a HAT) atop her loose waves.
That time Kate had the same swoopy side-bangs that you did in 2006.
That time Kate channeled a Victoria's Secret Angel with the most voluminous, bouncy curls and glossy lips.
That time Kate brought her love of hats back and wore a beret un-ironically, with pale-pink lipstick and chandelier earrings.
That time Kate turned into Party Kate and wore smoky eyes with peachy, shimmery cheeks.
The time Kate rimmed her eyes in thick, black liner, which also matched her thick, black hat.
That time Kate clipped her curls back with another hat o' feathers, and then loaded on a layer of bronzer.
That time Kate topped her teased, voluminous hair with a salad plate. Sorry, hat.
That time Kate played around with contoured cheeks and ultra-glossy waves.
The first—and possibly only—time Kate wore a ponytail (with another feathered hat), with black-rimmed eyes.
That time Kate announced her engagement with a super-shiny blowout, smudgy brown eyeliner, and nude lipstick.
That time Kate channeled an actual princess, IRL.