Duchess Catherine’s First Go At Royalty [PHOTOS]

In the days leading up to William and Catherine’s first wedding anniversary, SOCIALITE LIFE is sharing the many photos it collected since November 2010’s engagement announcement at Clarence House.

This gallery focuses on the events the Duchess of Cambridge attended following the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey (plus a few of her in some of her finest moments before April 29th).  I don’t believe anyone has made dragonboat racing look as good as the former Kate Middleton did back in 2007.

The Duke and Duchess just returned from a ski holiday in Troise Valley with the Middleton family, according to the Daily Mail.  So why would Wills and Kate want to spend time with her folks instead of being alone?  “He genuinely enjoys the company of his parents-in-law,” a source told the Mail.  They are a very down-to-earth couple and he can be himself with them.  It is the family atmosphere he never really had when he was growing up.”