See how the Duchess of Cambridge's hairstyle has changed over the years...

With her thick and glossy dark brown hair, Kate Middleton is the envy of millions.

Even as a student at the University of St Andrews, Kate never seems to have a strand out of place.

Kate takes part in a fashion show in 2002 and shows off her playful side with grungy ringlets and braids.

In 2004 after meeting Prince William, Kate looks polished with subtle curls which she keeps until 2006.

Ready to change her hair, Kate Middleton gets a full fringe in 2006.

She appears to be bored of her bangs by 2007 as she’s snapped hiding them under a hat.

Kate?s fringe starts to grow out so she sweeps it to the side to keep it off her face.

As Kate’s social calendar gets busier that year, she starts working up-dos including both high and low ponytails.

In 2008, Kate proves to have a penchant for accessories as she tops her luscious locks with both sunglasses and a trendy trilby.

Kate and Wills announce their plans to marry in 2010 and are snapped together at St James’s Palace in London.

Picture perfect with tumbling waves in her hair, Kate Middleton can’t stop smiling at the thought of wedding her love.

Kate freshens up her mane with shorter layers in 2011 and Cheryl Cole confesses that she’s a huge fan.

‘I asked my hairdresser what she thinks Kate does to her hair to get it that shiny,’ says Cheryl.

‘Kate should get a deal with L’Oréal!’

In the months that follow, Prince William’s wife-to-be continues to impress and tries half-up, half-down styles, a neat chignon and relaxed waves.

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