15 of Kate Middleton's Most Royal Moments (PHOTOS)

Michele Zipp | Dec 18, 2015 Celebrities

kate middletonThere are moments that there is no question Kate Middleton is a princess. The Duchess of Cambridge has undeniable class and elegance, but there are certain instances when that royalty is oh so evident, and yes, it has to do with privilege and that glittery item atop her head. 

Being a princess goes beyond just wearing a tiara, but when Kate does wear one, that is royalty at its most visual. Of course being at fancy galas and with a queen and a prince and in a horse-drawn carriage are also perks. Check out some of Kate Middleton's most royal moments.

 

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  • A princess for the people.

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    Kate really is a People's Princess. In this special moment, she's at Castle Square, in Caernarfon, Wales, and letting a sweet boy smell her flowers. This gesture shows her kindness, and even though small, it is a lovely thing to do.

  • Official business.

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    Not all of Kate's official business is greeting happy children -- some of it is serious, like this moment when she was visiting the French Embassy to sign the book of condolences for the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

  • With a queen.

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    Check out Kate having a funny moment with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Royally royal.

  • During State Banquets.

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    Kate in a tiara is always a royal moment, but here she is at the State Banquet for the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, along with Queen Elizabeth.

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  • Bringing more royalty into this world.

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    While outside the Church of St Mary Magdalene, with Princess Charlotte in her arms clothed in the royal christening gown, this is the kind of moment reserved for royalty.

  • The Trooping of the Colour.

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    The gang's all here! Harry, Queen El, Will, George, Kate, Philip -- all gathered for the Trooping of the Colour. Kate even has a bold hat to further prove her royalness.

  • With her prince in uniform.

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    Something about this photo feels stodgy even though I adore the princess's side bun. A royal moment for sure.

  • In a horse-drawn carriage.

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    Nothing says princess more than a horse-drawn carriage -- at least all the fairy tales say so.

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  • That fairy-tale wedding.

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    Of course there is also that fairy-tale wedding Kate had. She married a prince in a castle -- no big thing.

  • A tiara moment.

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    Kate doesn't wear a tiara often but when she does, it's quite dazzling. Here she is being whisked to an event, tiara on.

  • With two princes.

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    Lucky Kate gets to hang around with two princes -- Will and Harry -- during some royal business.

  • Digging in heels.

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    While digging in heels isn't exactly a princess thing to do, it is when you are breaking ground for a new charity ... and you're wearing the royal color blue.

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  • Taking cues from the queen.

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    It seems as though Kate is struggling to hear what the queen is saying, but it's her job as a princess to figure it out. Perhaps she's even trying to make the same hand gesture?

  • The sporting event look.

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    Royals are always snapped making strange faces at sporting events. Here's Kate and Will at Wimbledon.

  • Attending galas.

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    Fancy events are commonplace for a princess, and Kate always attends in style.

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