Kate Middleton: Popularity Soars Amid Prince William Jealousy Rumors, Kate’s Top Fashion Moments Of 2015

There is no doubt that Kate Middleton is one of the most celebrated royals of the time. The adulation and adoration the Duchess of Cambridge receives is certainly on par to that of her husband’s late mother, Princess Diana. In fact, Middleton only falls runner up to the Queen, herself, when it comes to royal popularity. Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, have fallen by the wayside and have cleared the way for the radiant brunette, not to mention, the couple’s two adorable children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Rumors have begun making the rounds that the future king is a little bit tired of his wife’s ongoing time in the spotlight, and certain tabloids are suggesting that William is a tad bit jealous of Kate. Celebrity Dirty Laundry makes a point of circulating this story. The unreliable publication also draws on William’s father and mother’s situation before they parted ways as a means to predict how Kate and William’s marriage will pan out.

“Is Prince William taking the ‘I’m just one of the guys’ look a little too far? Is it time for the Duke of Cambridge to update his look? As one Royal watcher observed, it is the middle-class Middleton who looks as if royal fairy dust has been sprinkled upon her. The blue-blooded William is beginning to resemble an ordinary run-of-the-mill Sloane Ranger. Prince Charles was resentful of Diana’s fanatical followers. And we all know how that marriage ended. And as the Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage fell apart,the family photos became increasingly staged and stiff.”

It’s hardly believable that the Duke of Cambridge is jealous or worried about the attention garnered by his stunning wife, Kate. Middleton has been criticized leading up to 2015 due to seeming as though she is of little substance and all about looks. Middleton has made a complete change this year to demonstrate that she has much to offer and is fully willing to be an advocate for important causes, such as supporting children’s mental health and education.

The year has also allowed royal watchers to continue to be wowed by Kate’s spot on fashion choices, seeing as she’s stepped out in some show-stopper looks on the regular.

Because the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their second child during the early parts of the year, this meant that there wasn’t a scheduled royal tour, as is usually the case. Kate, however, found a range of events to attend and at which she was able to demonstrate that, pregnant or not, her style is always on point.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge bid farewell to President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan at a GREAT Britain Creative Event at Lancaster House on October 21, 2015 in London, England. The President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, are paying a State Visit to the United Kingdom as guests of The Queen. They will stay at Buckingham Palace and undertake engagements in London and Manchester. The last state visit paid by a Chinese President to the UK was Hu Jintao in 2005. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge [Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images]
The Mirror highlights some of the most flattering ensembles Kate wore throughout 2015, which saw to it that she remained a royal fashion icon.

“Back in January, Kate wore Madderson London’s Naomi dress for the opening of an Art Room at Barlby Primary School in West London after picking it up in the sale. The navy ‘Naomi’ dress with tweed pocket detail nipped the Duchess in just above her bump at the empire line.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is presented with a train for Prince George by actor Oliver Barker during an official visit to the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios on March 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge [Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images]
Additionally, the publication notes that Kate was ravishing, even when out for coffee with friends in Kensington, west London, when she threw on a Natasha coat and a “pretty, figure-hugging Florrie dress” underneath, which the Duchess wore on two other occasions.

Her return from maternity leave allowed for some alternative figure-hugging ensembles, as the Mirror reminds.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Kaionel, who took her around his class and got her to play coordination games during a visit to the Anna Freud Centre on September 17, 2015 in London, England. The visit was for the Duchess to see how the charity is working to lead a step change in children's and young people's mental health care. (Photo by Mark Richards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – SEPTEMBER 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge [Photo by Mark Richards – WPA Pool/Getty Images]

“On her return from maternity leave, Kate sported a gringe — or grown out fringe — as she visited the Anna Freud Centre in central London. She wore a belted £1,245 Ralph Lauren houndstooth print ‘Silk Austin Shirtdress’ teamed with a pair of black court shoes a simple black clutch.”

Most recently, Middleton stunned on Christmas morning in a gorgeous emerald green Sportsmax coat with matching hat and accented by a vintage brooch, as Fashionista Blog noted.

attends a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham on December 25, 2015 in King's Lynn, England.
Prince William and Duchess Kate attend Christmas Day church service. [Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images]
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