Kate Middleton really knows how to dress up.

The Duchess of Cambridge rarely wears jeans after she married Prince William. Oftentimes, Middleton would step out wearing dresses and heels. However, her manner of dressing was very different before she joined the royal family, but the royal has always looked stunning.

A throwback photo of Middleton taken in 2009 when she was attending a polo match was shared on Instagram. In the snap, Middleton wears a yellow top, black skinny jeans and a matching black leather jacket. She complemented her get-up with a pair of wedge shoes. Royal fans couldn’t help but praise the Duchess of Cambridge because she looks so perfect in the picture.

“Absolutely love this look on Kate,” a fan wrote.

“She is absolutely gorgeous,” another netizen added.

Many netizens also said that the duchess is “stunning” before and now. Another commented, “cool chic.”

“She was and is very beautiful Even without trying to hard,” a different user opined. Another netizen agreed and commented, “100 [percent] agree.”

Middleton is a huge fan of her footwear in the photo. However, Queen Elizabeth II is a “notorious wedge-hater.”

“The Queen isn’t a fan of wedged shoes,” an insider told Vanity Fair. “She really doesn’t like them and it's well known among the women in the family.”

In May, Middleton surprised many when she welcomed Queen Elizabeth II at the unveiling of the “Back to Nature” garden she designed at Chelsea Flower Show wearing a pair of wedge shoes. During their encounter, the Queen seemed to not mind Middleton’s footwear.

Middleton wore the Queen’s most hated item again when she visited the “Back To Nature” festival in Woking, Surrey. The duchess wore a $2,000 floral dress designed by Emilia Wickstead and paired it with her favorite wedge.

In related news, Middleton’s close friendship with Zara Tindall is evident in various photos of them together. The duchess and Princess Anne’s daughter are often seen chatting at Royal Ascot. Last June, they were seen with Princess Eugenie and the three royals seemed to enjoy their conversation. This triggered the rumors that they were talking about babies and that all three of them could be expecting.

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Kate Middleton arrives to launch a new national support line at the charity Family Action on Jan. 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England.  Getty Images/Adrian Dennis