Kate Middleton's Most Controversial Moments

Many of them have to do with her fashion choices.

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Being suddenly thrust into the spotlight can be hard—just ask regular-person-turned-royal Kate Middleton. Adjusting to royal life isn't easy and can take a lot of trial and error. Unlike her sister-in-law Meghan Markle, who had been an actress for 15 years and dealt with her share of PR nightmares, Kate had to figure out from scratch how to deal with life in the public eye, which comes with almost as much backlash as it does adoration.

When you're a member of the royal family, there's little room for slip-ups; you have eyes from all around the world obsessing over your every move. People judge the clothes you wear, the causes you support, and even the way you wear your hair to a royal wedding (of all things!), The Duchess of Cambridge takes it all with stride, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a couple bumps along the road. Ahead, all the times the Duchess has caused an uproar since beginning of her relationship with Prince William in 2004. Who knew she was such a rebel?

Bianca Rodriguez

Bianca Rodriguez is the Fashion & Luxury Commerce Manager at Hearst Magazines, covering fashion, beauty, and more for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Town & Country. She likes lounging about with a good book and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.