25 Times Kate Middleton's Bum Was as Perky as She Is

25 Times Kate Middleton's Bum Was as Perky as She Is
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For those who don't know, Kate Middleton is quite popular for her style, grace, and show-stopping smile. In the nearly 10 years since joining the royal family, she's increasingly looked every inch the future queen, whether visiting a community center for kids or making a breathtaking entrance at a glamorous state dinner.
But we're not here to talk about all that. 'Cause let's be real: The Duchess of Cambridge is also known for her rockin' bod, and that includes a perky bum we can bounce a British pound coin off. Unlike previous generations of royal women, whose style was more or less limited to dresses and the occasional loose slacks, it's not unusual to see Kate out and about in booty-hugging capris, tight workout pants, and even shorts. Even many of her dresses accentuate her enviable bottom. 

Although Kate has never publicly talked about her workout habits aside from her love of running, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that keeping fit, and keeping that bum toned, is one of her top priorities. After all, she's got a three kids to keep up with and a heavy work load that puts her in front of cameras on a regular basis. 

And, well, who doesn't want to look amazing in jeans? 

Whatever she's doing, it's clearly paying off with a behind that looks great no matter what she's wearing -- and has probably inspired many a fan to start doing squats and lunges. Her younger sister Pippa may have been the one who made worldwide headlines for wearing a bridesmaid's dress that featured her prominent and shapely bum at Kate's wedding to Prince William, but Kate herself is giving sis a run for her money. 

Let's have a look at all the times Kate's bum was as perky as the royal.

  • Move over, Pippa


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    Between the red carpet and the shapely bum, Kate's definitely giving us Pippa vibes here. Remember Kate's sister? Holding the train of Kate's instantly iconic wedding dress as they entered Westminster Abbey? The pear-shaped bum seen (and admired) around the world? Well, Kate one-upped her in this pic from an event in Singapore.

  • Butt Lift

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    The cameras are always there, always clicking. So for Kate, being camera-ready it's not about covering up or making sure her image is being taken at exactly the right angle. It's about doing the work in the gym beforehand, so she can do normal stuff, like adjusting her jeans, and not worry about what it looks like.

  • Working Every Angle

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    As a working royal, Kate doesn't exactly sit around eating bon-bons at Kensington Palace. She goes out and meets people where they live and work. And that often means coming down to the level of her littlest fans. We bet Kate's got an entire butt workout called Meet and Greet.

  • Just Enough Swing

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    This dress looks pretty conservative, but it's actually perfect shape to highlight, Kate's, well, perfect shape below the waist. The full skirt drapes over her bum just right. So the end result is subtle definition that still keeps it classy.

  • Nice View!

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    Kate was visiting a religious school in this pic, and we're sure there were at least a few faces that turned the color of her dress when they saw her sashay past. This is actually a pretty sensible mom dress, but when someone spends the kind of time going on butt-firming runs that Kate does, it fits a little differently. 

  • Firm Foundation

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    Wonder if Kate and Wills work out together. Probably not, right? God knows they spend enough time together. Besides, we're sure Kate prefers to grunt out her sets of Bulgarian squats in privacy and yell to herself that it's worth it for results shown in this pic.

  • Baby Got Back

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    It may be a cliché, but it's true: Kids will keep us on our toes. All the more reason to hit the gym with extreme prejudice. When a parent has to play tag, hide and seek, and all manner of other physical kid games, we're gonna need those glutes.
  • Row, Row, Row for Glutes

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    There is really no athletic activity that Kate won't try. Most people probably didn't even know she rowed when she was younger. In this vintage pic from 2007, she's using those rock-hard glutes to help her keep her balance on the shell -- and strengthening them at the same time. 

  • Green With Envy

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    Look, we're not saying she's Jennifer Lopez. The woman is tiny and narrow, so her booty is just perky enough for her frame, and totally in proportion. She's smart about how she accentuates through clothing, like with this fitted dress that ends in a flare just below her rear. 

  • Flexin'

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    We're not saying that Kate flexed the glutes on purpose, or that her knowing smile is a dead giveaway. No, not at all. We're saying that when someone is navigating a sailboat, she has to get into that position. And also, that the lunges definitely are working.

  • Standing Out

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    Though it's not visible here, Kate was sporting a baby bump under that jacket during this visit to a soccer stadium in Birmingham. But the other bump? Very visible, thanks to a workout regimen that the duchess kept up even through three pregnancies that gave her severe morning sickness. 

    That's dedication.

  • Never. Skip. Glutes. Day.

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    Want to know which accessories are best to make a perky bum even perkier? Here they are. Tight jeans, duh, and wedge heels that push everything up. We can bet Kate knows that fashion tip well, and she's not afraid to use it.

  • 'Oh, My God, Becky! Look at Her Butt'

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    This picture is from 2006, a full five years before Kate and William got married. Look at her butt, nicely framed by stitched jean pockets. If we fast forward 13 years, and it's as though not a day had passed. 

    Consistency is key.

  • She's Got Game


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    Chances are Kate didn't know she'd be participating in competitive can jumping when she wore a short blue dress to the Commonwealth Games. That's OK, though. Something tells us she's ready to spring into action. 

  • Bounce a Quarter Off *This*

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    Kate often wears what looks to be painted-on, impeccably tailored pants to work events. They make her look sharp and polished, but that wouldn't be possible without some serious bum exercises to create a sleek silhouette. Well worth the effort at the gym.

  • Put it in the Air

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    Confidence is the name of this royal's game. Kate will join in on any physical activity happening anywhere, anytime -- even if it means putting that famous bum in the air. And when someone works out as hard core as she does, it's easy to understand how they got that way. 
  • Stair Master

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    Kate can probably use a cardio climber in her sleep while holding a baby at this point (don't try this at home!), so climbing the Sydney Opera House is no sweat -- especially when she's already firmed up her bum to handle jobs like this. Take note, BTW: Back zippers are a great way to draw attention to certain assets. 

  • All Natural

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    Kate designed a gorgeous natural environment, complete with running stream and wild flowers, at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. Of course, she had to check out the treehouse up close. Which gave her perky bum a chance to be front and center. 
  • Cheerio!

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    Just popped up to say hello! 

    Kate's bum looks great here, but we can't help but wonder what's more uncomfortable: bending over or crouching down to talk to someone. Either way, it's commendable that Kate takes the time to be a real human being and talk to people who waited outside an event in hopes of a word or a handshake.

  • Into the Woods

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    Kate is a nature girl, even when she's not designing elaborate gardens gardens for a flower show. Hiking and walking through woods, are some of her favorite activities. All the more exercise to keep that bum lean and mean. 

  • Wrap It Up

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    Kate wowed royal watchers when she stepped on to the red carpet with this gorgeous dress. It's a sexy number, made so even more by the inclusion of a black ribbon right under her bum, which accentuates it beautifully.

  • Real Women Have Curves

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    Just a little swing of the hips to the side as she goes up the steps, and boom, just like that, we've got one dangerous curve in the rear. Kate is bringing back the fine art of climbing stairs like a lady, and we're here for it.  

  • Cut It Out

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    Kate doesn't go out of her way to hide her bum -- and why would she? She's worked hard for it. But this jacket goes the extra mile to make sure it gets noticed. With a strategically placed cutout design, it's perfect for showing off her derriere.

  • Up & At 'Em

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    Actually, we're not at all sure what Kate's forward stance is all about here. Hmmm ... Maybe some sort of ancient royal display of dominance? (Aaawkwaaard!) Whatever the case may be, it certainly put her behind in the spotlight. 

  • Bootylicious

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    ... is what we think Kate's hubby Prince William would say if he saw this picture, and he were a Beyoncé fan. This picture has all the trademark Kate elements: Gorgeous gown, great hair, and the appearance of Kate's perky bum. 

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