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    Duchess Kate's royal style

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wears everything from fancy hats to casual tank tops. See how Prince William's wife can easily go from a high society affair to shopping on the streets of London.

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    The Duchess of Cambridge wears everything from fancy hats to casual jeans. See how the fashions of Prince William's wife easily take her from a high society affair to shopping on the streets of London.

    Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit The Stephen Lawrence Center in Deptford to tour the facility and meet Charitable Trust members, in London on March 27, 2015. Kate, who is due to give birth late next month, looked radiant in a fuschia-pink Mulberry coat.

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    Seeing spots -

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Brookhill Children's Center in Woolwich on March 18, 2015 in London. She wore a polka dot dress by Asos Maternity..

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    Brownie -

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents Shamrocks to soldiers of the Irish Guards as she attends the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on March 17, 2015 in Aldershot, England. She looked lovely in head-to-toe brown, wearing a coat by Catherine Walker, Lock & Co hat and brown suede Emmy heels

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    Bun in the oven -

    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William leave St Paul's Cathedral in London on March 13, 2015, after attending a memorial service to mark the end of Britain's combat operations in Afghanistan. Dressed all in navy, the Duchess wore a Chiara Wool coat from Beulah London, and kept her hair simple in a bun.

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    Duchess of Downton -

    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats to actresses Sophie McShera, left, and Lesley Nicol during a visit to the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios, west London, on March 12, 2015. The Duchess dressed her bump in a cream Jojo Maman Bebe coat, and wore black heels with her hair down.

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    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, waves after visiting an art gallery in Margate, southern England on March 11, 2015. The 33-year-old, who is nearly eight months pregnant, wrapped up in a Dalmatian print coat by Hobbs for the visit to the windy seaside resort of Margate, Kent.

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    Pretty in pink -

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the Observance for Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2015 in London. Arriving with Prince William, the 8-month pregnant Duchess wore pink a Alexander McQueen coat with her hair pulled back in a half-up style.

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    Flowery -

    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks with children during a visit of the charity Action for Childrens Cape Hill Childrens Center in Smethwick, England on February 18, 2015. She wore a blue floral Seraphine dress.

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    Wonderful white -

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles while visiting the home of Ben Ainslie Racing on February 12, 2015 in Portsmouth, England.She wore a "Villar" white coat by Max Mara Studio in ivory.

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    The shirt dress -

    Duchess Kate attends an event hosted by The Fostering Network to celebrate the work of foster carers in providing support to vulnerable young people on January 16, 2015 in London. Kate, who is 6 months pregnant, dark-chocolate shirt dress with a faint animal-print silk jacquard, by Hobbs London, which is not part of a maternity line, with opaque black tights and court shoes.

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    Itty bitty baby bump -

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Barlby Primary School after officially naming The Clore Art Room on January 15, 2015 in London. The pregnant royal showed a hint of baby bump in a navy Madderson London shift dress made with Hainsworth fabric.

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    A very royal Christmas -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate leave the Christmas Day Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England. The duchess chose a brown tweed, double-breasted coat for the occasion, and paired it with a matching chocolate brown hat and shoes. Even more exciting was the ever-so-slight Christmas debut of her emerging baby bump.

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    All in black -

    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives to attend a meeting of the newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in east London December 16, 2014. She wore a Scout hoodie and matching black jeans and boots.

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    Game time -

    Prince William, Duchess Kate and LeBron James pose after the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on December 8, 2014. Kate sports a tweed Tory Burch coat and J. Crew jeans for the event.

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    Warm welcome -

    Duchess Kate greets a child after a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem on December 8 in New York City. She chose a black 'cocoon' coat by Goat with mod white piping for the visit.

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    In a New York state of mind -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive at The Carlyle Hotel, where they are staying during their official three-day visit to the U.S. on December 7. Kate donned a royal hue in a purple coat by maternity brand Seraphine. We spot a baby bump!

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    Ravishing in red -

    Kate attends the East Anglias Children's Hospices Norfolk Capital Appeal launch in Norwich, England on November 25, 2014.

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    Sheer beauty -

    Duchess Kate attends the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Awards reception at Kensington Palace on November 19 in London. Kate, four months pregnant with her second child, wears an elegant, sheer black Hobbs top, a Jenny Packham blue skirt and Temple of Heaven drop earrings.

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    Duchess Kate meets the members of One Direction at the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre in London on November 13, 2014. The duchess wears a stunning floor-length Diane von Furstenberg lace gown with her hair in a simple up-do, and - at 16 weeks pregnant - shows a hint of a baby bump.

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    Showing spirit -

    Kate speaks with wheelchair athlete Sheikh Sheikh during her visit to a SportsAid workshop at the GlaxoSmithKline Human Performance Laboratory in west London on November 12, 2014. She wore a plum dress by Goat with opaque black tights and knee-high black boots.

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    Remembrance -

    The Duchess of Cambridge watchesthe Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London on November 9, 2014. The duchess wore an Alexander McQueen flared wool coa and a hat by Jane Corbett that she also wore to Remembrance Sunday events in 2011.

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    Taking action -

    The Duchess arrives to attend an Autumn Gala evening in support of Action on Addiction, in London on October 23, 2014. Kate wore Temperley London's emblem flare dress.

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    Kate's back -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate are seen as they welcome the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam (not seen) at the Royal Garden Hotel on October 21, 2014 in London. She wore a gray Alexander McQueen coat dress and a Jane Taylor hat for her first engagement since announcing her second pregnancy in August.

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    Breezy blue -

    Duchess Kate attends the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London on October 21, 2014. Kate wore a pale blue, floor-length Jenny Packham dress.

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    Remembering the fallen -

    Prince Harry, Duchess Kate and Prince William pause while visiting a dramatic installation of red ceramic poppies commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I at the Tower of London on Aug. 5, 2014. Kate wore a subdued blue dress and was seen wiping away a tear as she made her way through the grounds.

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    Paying respects -

    Duchess Kate maintains a somber tone in a crisp, off-white dress and hat while walking past World War I gravestones on Aug. 4, 2014. This photo was captured as she arrived for a commemoration ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I at the St. Symphorien cemetery in Belgium.

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    Fashionably fit -

    The Duchess of Cambridge sports a flattering blue skirt while playing the South African game Three Tins during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow, Scotland on July 29, 2014.

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    A fashion pro -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive at the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland during the 20th Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014. Kate's attire looked simultaneously casual and professional.

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    Pretty in pink -

    Duchess Kate wears a brightly colored dress while visiting an M-PACT Plus Counselling program for families affected by addiction at Blessed Sacrament School in London on July 1, 2014. She paired the vibrant dress with a simple pair of nude pumps.

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    Buttoned up -

    Duchess Kate wears a sophisticated Alexander McQueen outfit during an official visit to Bletchley Park on June 18, 2014 in Bletchley, England.

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    Hats off -

    Duchess Kate, clad in a light blue Christopher Kane coat, stands with the Countess of Wessex as they watch Queen Elizabeth II lead the Knights of the Garter to the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony from the Galilee Porch on June 16, 2014 in Windsor, England.

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    Graceful lace -

    Duchess Kate recycled a lace Alexander McQueen dress for a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on June 10, 2014.

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    Black and white -

    Duchess Kate, in a spring white style, met supporters of a bid to launch a British Team for the America's Cup, at the National Maritime Museum in London June 10, 2014.

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    Blue as a bird -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate attend a remembrance ceremony, in Arromanches, France, on June 6, 2014, as part of the commemoration of the 70 anniversary of the D-Day landing.

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    Red on red -

    Duchess Kate wears a Jonathan Saunders coat while visiting the Strathearn Community Campus in Crieff, U.K., on May 29.

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    Down Under -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate tour the Australian War Memorial on ANZAC Day on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.

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    Cut it out -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate, wearing a white cocktail dress by Lela Rose, stand together as they attend a reception hosted by Governor General Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove at Government House in Canberra April 24, 2014.

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    Going green -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate, in an emerald green coatdress by Catherine Walker, visit the National Arboretum in Canberra, Australia on April 24, 2014.

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    Duchess Kate wears an Alexander McQueen coat while walking with The Most Reverend Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney, right, following an Easter Sunday service at St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney on April 20.

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    Best lace forward -

    Duchess Kate arrives in a yellow lace dress to observe a Bird Show at Taronga Zoo on April 20 in Sydney, Australia.

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    Prints charming -

    Duchess Kate, in a floral print dress by LK Bennett, arrives at the Royal Australian Airforce Base at Amberley on April 19 in Brisbane, Australia.

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    Like a ray of sunshine -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate, in a bright yellow dress, greet crowds outside Sydney Opera House in Sydney on April 16, 2014.

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    Kate, in a red skirt suit by Italian designer Luisa Spagnoli, visits Christchurch City Council Buildings on April 14, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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    Totally teal -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate are accompanied by the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral after attending a Palm Sunday service at St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Dunedin, New Zealand on April 13, 2014.

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    Dressed for the game -

    Kate enjoys some sports at the Forstyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand on April 13, 2014.

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    Kate attends an art unveiling ceremony at a state reception in Wellington, New Zealand on April 10, 2014.

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    The duchess wears a coat dress by one of her favorite designers, Alexander McQueen, while at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Seymour Square near Blenheim, in New Zealand on April 10, 2014.

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    Too cute -

    Kate, in a Tory Burch dress, holds Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents group visit in Wellington, New Zealand, on April 9, 2014. Plunket is a not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families.

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    Royal tour -

    Kate and Prince George arrive at New Zealand's Wellington Military Terminal on April 7, 2014.

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    Wedding party -

    Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate attend the wedding of Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett at the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Marshfield on March 29, 2014 in Chippenham, England.

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    Green day -

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents a Shamrock to Domhnall (The Irish Wolf Hound Regimental Mascot) as she attends the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on March 17, 2014 in Aldershot, England.

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    Lady in red -

    Duchess Kate, in a red Alexander McQueen dress, meets performers during the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on Feb. 17, 2014 in London, England.

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    Ready for spring -

    Duchess Kate gets a start on spring in a bright blue sheath dress while attending the opening of the ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School on Feb. 14, 2014 in Ealing, England.

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    Bold bling -

    On Feb. 11, Duchess Kate stepped out wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad, a diamond necklace Queen Elizabeth II received as a wedding gift for her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. Kate wore the dazzling necklace to a fund-raising gala for the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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    Holiday outfit -

    Duchess Kate, wearing a tartan McQ by Alexander McQueen coat dress, arrives for the Christmas Day service at Sandringham on Dec. 25, 2013 in King's Lynn, England.

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    Live in 3D -

    Duchess Kate and Prince William attend a screening of David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D on Dec. 11 in London.

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    Twice as nice -

    Duchess Kate and Prince William attend the London premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' on December 5, 2013. The relatable royal recycled a Roland Mouret gown she wore last summer, and paired it with an affordable necklace from Zara.

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    The tiara returns -

    Kate, 31, is glimpsed wearing a tiara as she leaves Kensington Palace for a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace on Dec. 3, 2013. It was the royal's first time publicly wearing a tiara since the royal wedding on Apr. 29, 2011.

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    Go ask Alice -

    Duchess Kate, in an Alice Temperley dress, attends the annual SportsAid dinner at Victoria Embankment Gardens on Nov. 28, 2013 in London.

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    All smiles -

    Duchess Kate smiles as she leaves the Only Connect and ex-offenders projects on Nov. 19, 2013, in London.

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    Time of remembrance -

    Kate, wearing a Temperley London coat, attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Nov. 10, 2013, in London.

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    Royal red -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate, sporting a bright red L.K. Bennett coat, prepare to meet staff and volunteers from the Royal British Legions London Poppy Day Appeal at Kensington Palace on Nov. 7, 2013.

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    The new black -

    Duchess Kate wears a Jenny Packham dress while attending a gala dinner in aid of Action on Addiction in London on Oct. 24, 2013.

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    Royal Christening -

    Duchess Kate carries her son Prince George after his christening at St. James's Palace in London on Oct. 23, 2013. She wore an Alexander McQueen dress and Jane Taylor fascinator.

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    Sporty casual -

    Duchess Kate waves as she leaves after a visit to a SportsAid Athlete Workshop at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, on Oct. 18, 2013. The duchess viewed young athletes taking part in a number of sports activities.

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    Sparkling -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive to attend the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards at The Royal Society in London on Sept. 12, 2013.

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    Back after baby -

    Duchess Kate and Prince William arrive at Breakwater Country Park for the start of the Ring O' Fire Anglesey Coastal Ultra Marathon on August 30, 2013. This was Kate's first public appearance since the birth of Prince George.

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    That's my baby -

    With husband Prince William by her side, Duchess Kate, wearing a Jenny Packham dress, revealed her newborn son to the world on July 23, 2013, at St. Mary's hospital in London.

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    Making magic -

    Prince Harry, Duchess Kate and Prince William raise their wands on the set used to depict Diagon Alley in the "Harry Potter" films at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2013, in London, England.

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    Fishing expedition -

    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the National Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby, England on March 5, 2013.

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    Top hat -

    Kate, wearing a Lock & Company pillbox hat, attends the wedding of Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mark Tomlinson on March 2, 2013 in Arosa, Switzerland.

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    Flower power -

    Duchess Kate leaves Hope House charity in south London on February 19, 2013. The Duchess visited Hope House, an all-female rehabilitation center which is is one of the projects run by her patronage, Action on Addiction.

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    A royal pair -

    Prince William and Duchess Kate leave King Edward VII hospital where Kate was being treated for acute morning sickness on Dec. 6 in London, England.

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    Mad for plaid -

    Kate visited St. Andrew’s, the school she attended from 1986-1995, and paid homage to the academy’s signature tartan and forest green in a plaid coatdress by McQ, a brand from the late Alexander McQueen, in Berkshire, England, on Nov. 30.

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    Green glory -

    Kate recycled a bright green Mulberry dress for a visit to officially open the new Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum in central London on Nov. 27.

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    Winter white -

    Kate wore a cream-colored coat by MaxMara Studio while meeting members of the public during a visit to Manor School in Cambridge, England on Nov. 28.

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    Lace it up -

    Kate recycles a lace Alice Temperley gown while attending a gala dinner in aid of the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Campaign at Middle Temple Hall on Nov. 8 in London, England.

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    Bell-sleeve curve -

    The Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she talks to Olympic and Paralympic athletes during a reception for Team GB Medallists at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games at Buckingham Palace in London on October 23.

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    Posing pretty -

    Duchess Kate, wearing a chic oxblood-colored suit by French brand Paule Ka, poses with Prince William at Middle Temple on Oct. 8 in London. The royal couple met recipients of the Queen Mother Scholarship, the Diana, Princess of Wales Scholarship and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarships.

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    Duchess Kate is not above wearing the same outfit twice, especially when it's as stunning as this blue silk Erdem Moralioglu dress. On left, she wears it during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 16, 2012; on right, she returns to it for the wedding of Thierry Kelaart and Patrick Heathcoat-Amory on Sept. 29, 2012.

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    Duchess Kate dances with the ladies at the Vaiku Falekaupule on Sept. 18, 2012, in Tuvalu, during the Diamond Jubilee tour on which she and Prince William represented the queen.

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    Kate wears a necklace given to her as she visits the Solomon Islands on Sept. 17, 2012.

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    Duchess Kate arrives in Marau on on day 7 of the Diamond Jubilee Tour, Sept. 17, 2012, in Marau, Guadacanal Province, Solomon Islands.

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    Kate poses in traditional Island clothing during a visit to the Governor General's House in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, on Sept. 16, 2012.

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    Kate arrives in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, on day 6 of the royal couple's Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on Sept. 16, 2012.

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    Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wave farewell before leaving Lahad Datu airport on the island of Borneo on Sept. 15, 2012.

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    Kate wears a Temperley London dress as she departs with Prince William from the Kuala Lumpur airport on Sept. 14 during the royal couple's Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East.

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    Kate channels the late Princess Diana in a headscarf and Beulah London dress on her visit to the Assyakirin Mosque on Sept. 14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    The Duchess attends an official dinner hosted by Malaysia's Head of State Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah on Sept. 13. The gold-and-white gown was designed by Alexander McQueen and has the national flower of Malaysia, the hibiscus, embroidered on it.

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    Kate visits Kranji Commonwealth War Cemetery in a pale blue dress by Jenny Packham on Sept. 13.

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    The royal couple arrives at a British Gala reception in Singapore on September 12. Kate dons a dress by Erdem, a Canadian designer the royal has worn before.

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    In a silk frock by Asian brand Raoul, the royal fashionista tours Queenstown, Singapore with Prince William in Sept. 2012.

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    The royal couple tours the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore on Sept. 12. Kate wore a flirty skirt suit by Alexander McQueen — the second time she’s worn an outfit by the designer on the Diamond Jubilee Tour of the Far East.

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    Duchess Kate looks radiant in the Prabal Gurung dress she wore to meet with Singapore’s President Tony Tan on Sept. 11.

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    The Duchess wore a nautical-inspired Emilio Pucci blazer and pencil skirt to the medal ceremony for the Men’s Discus Throw at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Sept. 2012. She paired the outfit with wedges by Stuart Weitzman and a Team Great Britain paralympic scarf.

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    Kate keeps it casual at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in an Adidas polo with matching red sneakers on August 30.

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    The Duchess attends the women’s hockey bronze medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in August 2012.

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    Kate wears a striped shirt and navy blazer to the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31.

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    All-glammed up in a pale frock by Serbian-born designer Roksanda Illincic, the fashionista attends the UK Creative Industries reception in London on July 30.

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    Kate poses during a reception at Buckingham Palace for the Olympics opening ceremony in London, England on July 27.

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It's been a big year for Duchess Kate, but she rang in her 32nd birthday in her trademark, understated style, by celebrating out of the spotlight.

Kensington Palace declined to reveal any details about the Duchess of Cambridge's birthday plans, other than acknowledging that she planned to spend the day privately.

In years past, Kate's husband, Prince William, has swept her away to romantic retreats in Scotland for her birthday. But last year, the duchess, newly pregnant and recovering from severe morning sickness, stuck close to home and was treated by her husband to a night out with her parents and siblings to a Cirque du Soleil show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

This year, her husband's recent enrollment at Cambridge may be another reason why she chose a quiet evening, which she'll likely spend with family before he gets home. And now that she's marked her birthday, the duchess is officially the older woman in the relationship — her younger hubby doesn’t turn 32 until June.

While we wait to see how the 32-year-old Duchess Kate will knock our socks off, take a look back at some of our favorite moments from her jam-packed 31st year:

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The Duchess of Cambridge proves she has a rugged side, braving snowy conditions to join some scouts as they prepped campfire food in March, 2013.
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In July, Will and Kate introduce their newborn baby to the world.
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Kate shows off her volleyball skills - and her fit physique - in October, just a few months after giving birth.
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Kate was elegant in all black, a rare style choice for the Duchess, at a gala in October.
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The Duchess showed yet again she's no ordinary royal, recycling this Roland Mouret gown and pairing it with a $36 necklace from Zara for a film premiere in December.
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She's not afraid to get silly! The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Shooting Star House Children's hospice where she toured facilities, viewed a music session and met with volunteers on Dec. 6 in Hampton, England.
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And she did the impossible - managing to look good in 3D glasses.
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    THE MIDDLETON FAMILY

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    The life of Duchess Kate

    Take a look back at how the royal spent a lifetime preparing for her most important title — Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Prince William.

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    Take a look back at how the royal spent a lifetime preparing for her most important title — Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Prince William.

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits XLP at Christ Church, Gipsy Hill during a day of engagements to support development opportunities for young people on March 27, 2015 in London. The visit marked her last public visit before giving birth to her second child.

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    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by children after an event at the Northside Center for Child Development in the Harlem section of New York, on Dec. 8, 2014.

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    Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meets boyband One Direction at the Royal Variety Performance, in support of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, at the Palladium Theatre in London, on Nov. 13, 2014.

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    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes her seat a State Carriage for the carriage procession to Buckingham Palace as part of the ceremonial welcome ceremony for Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the start of a state visit at Horse Guards Parade on Oct. 21, 2014 in London.

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge adds a ceramic poppy watched by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Lord Dannatt as she visits The Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' ceramic poppy installation by artist Paul Cummins, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of First World War on Aug. 5, 2014 in London.

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    Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London on July 2, 2014. Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine thanked well-wishers around the world as they prepared to celebrate their son Prince George's first birthday.

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in front of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, on April 22, 2014 in Ayers Rock, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.

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    On Feb. 11, 2014 Duchess Kate stepped out wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad, a diamond necklace Queen Elizabeth II received as a wedding gift for her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. Kate wore the dazzling necklace to a fund-raising gala for the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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    The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend a Christmas Day Service with other members of the royal family at St. Mary's church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen's royal estate in Norfolk, England, on Dec. 25, 2013.

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    Kate tries out 3D glasses at a screening at the Natural History Museum in London on Dec. 11, 2013.

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    The Duchess hugs a child at the Shooting Star House Children's hospice in London on Dec. 6. 2013. The Duchess toured the facilities, viewed a music session where she played with a frog hand puppet and a rattle, met with volunteers and had tea with some of the children and their families.

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    Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive at St. James's Palace with their 3-month-old son, Prince George, for his christening on Oct. 23, 2013.

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    In this photo taken by Duchess Kate's father, the royals pose with their baby, Prince George, as well as their dog Lupo, in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

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    Prince William and Duchess Kate show off their newborn son on July 23, 2013 outside St. Mary's Hospital. The baby is third in line to the throne and becomes the Prince of Cambridge.

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    Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive at Westminster Abbey in London for a service on June 4, 2013 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

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    Duchess Kate visits Naomi House on April 29, 2013 in Hampshire, England.

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    Prince William and Kate travel in a special boat vehicle as they arrive at Honiara International Airport during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, on September 16, 2012.

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, presents a shamrock to the regimental mascot as she takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade while visiting Aldershot Barracks in Aldershot, England, on March 17, 2012.

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    Kate and the queen -

    Duchess Kate and Queen Elizabeth II are pictured as they visit the city of Leicester in central England, on March 8, 2012.

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    Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry leave after attending "A Night of Heros," the annual Sun Military Awards, to honour members of the British armed forces in London on December 19, 2011.

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    Yeehaw! -

    Will and Kate watch a rodeo demonstration at a government reception at the BMO Centre on July 7, 2011, in Calgary, Canada.

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    Britain's Prince William and his new wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose with their page boys and bridesmaids following their wedding on April 29, 2011. Clockwise from bottom right, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Eliza Lopes, Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Tom Pettifer, and William Lowther-Pinkerton.

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    Prince William, newly minted as the Duke of Cambridge, salutes the Cenotaph as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, bows her head on their way to Buckingham Palace after their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.

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    Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, watched by bridemaids Grace van Cutsem, left, and Margarita Armstrong-Jones.

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    Royal fans -

    Kate Middleton talks to children during a visit to Witton Country Park in Darwen, northern England, on April 11, 2011. A large crowd of well-wishers braved a downpour to cheer Prince William and Kate Middleton as they took part in their final official engagement before their wedding.

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    Months before she is set to serve as Kate's maid of honor, Kate’s sister, Philippa “Pippa” Middleton, 27, attends the wedding of a friend on February 26, 2011.

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    The Limited Edition Princess Catherine Engagement Doll launched at Hamleys toy shop in London on April 7. The doll has been dressed and accessorized by seven award-winning British designers; some proceeds from each purchase go to the Help for Heroes charity.

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    Kate practices her kitchen skills on March 8, 2011 while accompanying William on his first official visit to Northern Ireland. She's flipping pancakes to mark Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, when the British indulge in sugar, fat, eggs and other foods that are not eaten during Lent. As Kate greeted the crowd that gathered in Belfast, one woman gave her a daffodil pin after Kate said she liked it. Kate held the pin in her hand while she flipped flapjacks with the other.

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    St. Andrews established a new scholarship in honor of William and Kate. The university presented the scholarship to the couple as a wedding gift in February 2011.

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    In February, Prince William and Kate return to their alma mater, University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where Kate first stole the prince’s heart. They make the trip six years after their graduation to launch a campaign marking the 600th anniversary of the university’s founding. Prince William is the patron of the campaign.

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    Smiling Kate meets members of the public – and potential neighbors – as she and Prince William attend a naming ceremony for a new lifeboat in Anglesey on February 24, 2011.

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    Kate and Will make a visit to Anglesey in February 2011; the island off the coast of Wales is where they're said to live as husband and wife.

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    Kate and William's isn't the only royal relationship taking the plunge. Here, Prince William’s younger brother, Prince Harry, attends a rugby match with his cousin, Zara Phillips, who is engaged to rugby player Mike Tindall.

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    Prince William and Kate make their first official appearance since their engagement. In February 2011, Kate dedicates the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) new lifeboat with a bottle of Champagne.

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    Kate has attended charity events on the prince's arm, but royal watchers are waiting to see if she dives into that kind of work like William and his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, did. William is the patron or president of at least 20 organizations, and Diana was the president or patron of more than 100 charities during her marriage to Prince Charles.

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    After eight years, Prince William and Kate, now referred to as Catherine, announce they will finally say “I do.” William popped the question at 28 – the youngest age that he said he would marry.

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    Kate Middleton was raised in a middle-class family in Bucklebury, 60 miles outside London. Kate’s father, Michael, was an airline pilot and her mother, Carole, was a flight attendant before they started their own party supply business, Party Pieces, and became self-made millionaires. The Middletons made sure their daughters received a good education, sending them to some of the United Kingdom’s best schools. Prince William has described Kate’s parents as loving, caring, fun and welcoming.

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    Over the years Kate has worn a bright smile to match her many hats. Her style sense is closely watched, and signature pieces include long jackets, boots and the occasional feathered fascinator. While Prince William became a lieutenant in the British Army, Kate worked as an accessories buyer for British clothing chain Jigsaw.

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    Kate attends the Gatcombe Park Festival of British Eventing with friends in August 2005. She has proven herself to be a multitasker over the years, balancing academics, friends, family and her relationship with the heir to the British throne.

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    Kate is a familiar face on the sidelines of the polo field, where she has often been seen cheering on Prince William.

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    Kate has supported William in all of his royal duties. Here, she attends the Annual Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle in June 2008 where Prince William was made a Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter by the queen, becoming the 1,000th in history.

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    Although Kate is regularly spotted at the prince’s ceremonies and polo matches, her attendance at Prince William’s graduation from The Royal Military Academy was seen as a game changer. This was the first time she attended an important event with the queen and other senior royals. Many saw it as a coming-out for the prince’s girlfriend.

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    Prince William and Kate were said to have split in April 2007. Just a few short months later, she attended the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in London, sitting with her brother only feet away from the prince. She was among the 70,000 people who joined Princes William and Harry for the concert in memory of their late mother.

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    Kate is poised, as usual, at William's Royal Military Academy graduation ceremony. When the cameras focused on the Middletons during the Sandhurst parade, Kate's mother, Carole, was spotted chewing gum -- a major faux pas.

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    Kate Middleton and Prince William embrace after their graduation from St. Andrews University in June 2005. The pair has followed in the queen's footsteps and not shown much affection in public. This Middleton family picture captures a more relaxed and loving couple.

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    In June 2005, Kate graduated from St Andrews University in Scotland, where she studied art history. She went to high school at boarding school Marlborough College.

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    The Duchess of Cambridge was a Brownie in 1990 at St. Peter's Church Hall, wearing a traditional Brownie uniform which included a yellow sweatshirt, brown or tan skirt and a yellow necktie.

    Like Princess Diana, Duchess Kate revealed her first charities for which she will lend her official patronage — and many of them help children in need. One charity in particular seems especially close to the her heart: the Scout Association, for which she will serve as a volunteer leader with the youngest scouts — Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts — near the home she shares with Prince William in north Wales.

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    Kate Middleton, 5, smiles for a family photo. Little did she know she was preparing for a life in front of the cameras.

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    In this Middleton family photo, 3-year-old Kate scales up a rock on a family vacation in the Lake District in England. The official royal wedding site lists hill-walking as a favorite hobby of Kate's.

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    Kate began learning about other cultures as a child. At age 2, she moved with her family to Amman, Jordan, for two and a half years. Kate's experiences abroad might help her relate to the many people who circulate through the palace gates. Kate is photographed here with her sister, Pippa, and father in Jerash, Jordan.

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    Kate is not a coal miner's daughter, but she is the great-granddaughter of a miner. Kate's family has deep roots in the coal mines of northern England. Her great-grandfather, Tom, pictured front left, worked in the coal pits. Kate's family connection to coal mining only adds to the commoner-turned-princess mystique.

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