Kelly Lynch Celebrates Socialite Life’s 10th Anniversary With Our 7 Favorite Kate Middleton Galleries

Kate Middleton
The bride-to-be waved to well-wishers.
I’ll always have a soft spot for SOCIALITE LIFE, not only because it was my first real job as a writer, but because it was also the first big platform for my royal coverage.

People often ask why I enjoy covering the Duchess of Cambridge and the House of Windsor.  My answer rarely changes, because I remember how captivated I was by the idea of a future King falling in love with a commoner.  Each time, I’m taken back to November 16th, 2010, when Prince William and Kate Middleton walked into the State Rooms at St. James’s Palace.  Middleton wore the late Princess of Wales’ 18k blue sapphire Garrard engagement ring, selected by William to ensure that his mother didn’t miss out on all “the excitement.” 

This notion of true love, combined with the pomp, pageantry and tradition that accompanies a monarchy, are the reasons I so enjoy royal coverage.  After a wobbly couple of decades, the royal family has at last found its footing again as a stable institution, due largely in part thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In the gallery that follows, I invite you to take a look at my favorite royal posts on SOCIALITE LIFE, from the royal wedding on April 29th, 2011 to the adorable glances Their Royal Highnesses steal on the regular.