March 19, 2012 - Gives her first official public address at East Anglia's Children's Hospice facility in Ipswich, England.
September 2012 - French magazine Closer runs photographs of the Duchess privately sunbathing topless. The pictures also run in the Irish Daily Star newspaper. Prince William and the Duchess are to file a criminal complaint with French authorities accusing the photographer of invasion of privacy.
September 17, 2012 - The Duchess and Prince William, file a criminal complaint in France against the photographer that took pictures of the Duchess privately sunbathing topless. They are seeking damages and would like to prevent further publication of the photos. The French magazine Closer, the Irish Daily Star and Italian magazine Chi have each published some of the topless photos.
December 3, 2012 - The royal household announces that Duchess Catherine is pregnant. According to the announcement, she is admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness.