17 Kate Middleton Quotes That Continue to Inspire Us (PHOTOS)

Amy Goldman | Dec 9, 2015 Celebrities

With Kate Middleton's moving speech on children's mental health, she confirmed her status as a highly quotable royal. Kate's unguarded, sincere responses to interview questions have always charmed us, and her latest speech was packed with memorable quotes. Kate is displaying the kind of poise and eloquence that made Princess Diana such an inspiring advocate for children's welfare.

We can't get enough of this royal's refreshingly honest comments on relationships, childhood, and more. Click through for 17 of Kate's best quotes! 


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  • On Public Speaking


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    "I find doing speeches nerve-wracking."

  • On Supporting Children


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    "Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved -- we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation."

  • On Long-Term Relationships


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    "Well I think if you really go out with someone for quite a long time you do get to know each other very, very well, you go through the good times, you go through the bad times. You know both personally, but also within a relationship as well."

  • On Meeting William


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    "I actually think I went bright red when I met you and sort of scuttled off, feeling very shy about meeting you."

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  • On Making a Difference


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    "Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can."

  • On Becoming a First-Time Mum


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    "It's very emotional. It’s such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like."

  • On Childhood Fashion Statements


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    "By far the best dressing-up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my granny made."

  • On Parental Responsibility


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    "It is our duty, as parents and as teachers, to give all children the space to build their emotional strength and provide a strong foundation for their future."

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  • On Joining the Royal Family


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    "It's obviously nerve-wracking, because I don't know what I'm sort of ... I don't know the ropes, William is obviously used to it, but, no, I'm willing to learn quickly and work hard."

  • On Being Married to Prince William


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    "I'm very, very lucky. He looks after me as much as possible."

  • On Children's Wellness


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    "I have learned that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital; providing children and their families with a place of support, care, and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing."

  • On Her On-Again, Off-Again Relationship With William


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    "I think I at the time wasn't very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person, you find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn't realized, or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me as well, although I didn't think it at the time."

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  • On Working for Her Family's Business


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    "I think I know I've been working very hard for the family business, sometimes those days are long days and I think if I know I'm working hard and pulling my weight, both working and playing hard at the same time, I think everyone who I work with can see I am there pulling my weight."

  • On Teenage Crushes


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    "No, I had the Levis guy on my wall, not a picture of William, sorry." 

  • On Her Name


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    "I'm still very much Kate."

  • On Princess Diana


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    "I would have loved to have met her and she's obviously an inspirational woman to look up to."

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  • On Staying True to Herself


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    "The people around home are very supportive to us and you know those are the people who really matter to us, our close friends and family and I think if sort of they feel you are doing the right thing you can only be sort of true to yourself and you sort of have to ignore a lot of what's said, obviously take it on board, but you know you have to be yourself really and that's how I have stuck by it really."

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