PHOTOS: Kate Middleton Turns 30!

Kate Middleton

The Huffington Post Canada   First Posted: 01/08/12 10:24 PM ET Updated: 01/09/12 10:41 AM ET

It's been a banner year for Kate Middleton. She married Prince William in a fairytale wedding. She travelled the world (trips which included a pit-stop in Canada). She quickly became a style icon known for making savvy and smart sartorial decisions. And now she's set to celebrate her 30th birthday.

In honour of the Duchess of Cambridge -- who will reportedly ring in her big day today with a "low-key and private" party -- we thought we'd take a look back at the many reasons we love her.

Join in the Kate love-fest, and let us know why you're fond of her Twitter.

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Brides may fork over tons of money enlisting makeup artists to make them look perfect on their big day, but Kate kept it simple and did it herself. And wouldn't you agree that she looked stunning?

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