26 Times Kate Middleton Looked Liked She Needed a Good Cry

Martha Sorren | Dec 5, 2019 Celebrities
26 Times Kate Middleton Looked Liked She Needed a Good Cry
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While Kate Middleton definitely has it made, you know, what with marrying into the British royal family and all -- life in the spotlight isn't always as rosy as it seems. With cameras and paparazzi constantly on the prowl for a glimpse of Kate and her family, it's easy to see why our favorite duchess can get overwhelmed. Life, as we all know it, has its ups and downs, and sometimes, all one really needs is to sit down and cry about it. 

But unfortunately, this isn't so easy for Kate to do, given the fact that her entire life is documented, for better or for worse. And when you're on the verge of losing it, someone's there to snap a photo. But somehow Kate Middleton always manages to keep it together even when she could probably use a good cry. 

Maybe it was her duchess training, or maybe she's just that good at holding it in, but we know the truth. Kate is just a regular human like us, and she may have royal status, but even she needs to let some tears flow every once in a while. And to those that say Kate has the perfect life so why should she need to cry... we say that no one's life is perfect. Let the duchess cry if she needs to!

Go ahead check out these 26 times Kate looked like she was on the verge of tears, and see how she too can be just like us.

  • So Emotional


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    Kate's composed, but surely emotional having just given birth.

  • First Time


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    Kudos to Kate for not losing it on the spot!

  • Rules of Engagement


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    Kate's keeping it together while announcing her engagement. Hope that's waterproof mascara!

  • Princess Bride


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    Kate clearly doesn't ugly cry. But if there's a time to do it, this is it!

  • The Blues


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    On a somber day, Kate keeps her emotions in check.

  • Tribute Journal


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    It is tough for Kate to keep her composure while remembering the victims of the terror attacks in Paris, but she manages to do so. Just barely.

  • I Don't Want to Go to Rehab


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    While visiting a prison rehabilitation center, Kate takes a quiet moment.

  • Just the Girls


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    Kate keeps up appearances while visiting a youth charity.

  • Wedding Bells


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    It's tough not to cry at a friend's wedding.

  • The Big Moment


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    If Kate's not crying under that veil, she's made of steel.

  • Seconds Away


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    Poor dear. Looks like the slightest thing would've set off the waterworks here.

  • Down in the Dumps


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    Awww ... why the long face?

  • Hurting Feet


    Pregnancy and heels are the ultimate recipe for some tears. 

  • Walking the Lonely Road


    Being a duchess can be lonely sometimes, right, Kate?

  • Wipe It Away


    Don't let anyone see, Kate. 

  • Mom Is Tired


    Being a mom is exhausting, and sometimes you just need a good cry to relieve the stress. 

  • The Paparazzi Is too Much

    Kate Middleton walking and covering her face from the paparazzi
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    It must be annoying for Kate to be followed everywhere by the paparazzi. She looks so beyond done here. Maybe she's covering up her face to avoid the photographers catching her crying tears of frustration.

  • Pippa's Wedding Day

    Kate Middleton at Pippa's wedding
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    Watching her little sister get married must have been an emotional experience for Kate. Don't worry, if she did any crying that day, they were probably happy tears. Crying at beautiful weddings is totally normal.

  • Comforting Prince George

    Kate Middleton comforts a crying Prince George
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    Us moms know that sometimes seeing our children cry makes us want to cry, too! Here, Kate comforts her young son who is clearly upset about something. We wouldn't blame Kate if she shed a tear or two as well.

  • Wimbledon Woes

    Kate Middleton clapping at Wimbledon
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    Kate may be clapping at this tennis match but she looks pretty upset. Perhaps the player she was rooting for wasn't doing too well. In any case, her face betrayed her true feelings even as the polite royal in her clapped for the winner.

  • Parenting Problems

    Kate Middleton scolding Prince George and Princess Charlotte
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    Ugh, who else can relate to this one? Kate is scolding Prince George here and she's clearly had enough of his behavior. This also happened to be Pippa Middleton's wedding day because kids never pick an appropriate time to melt down. Frustration is written all over Kate's face, so who could blame her for being seconds away from angry tears? We would be.

  • Post-Split Sniffles

    Kate Middleton looking sad after her breakup with Prince William
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    This photo was captured during the brief time in 2007 when Kate and Will split up. She looks pretty distraught here. Makes sense since she'd just gone through a breakup but was still dealing with photographers following her every move.

  • Brave Going Out Face

    Kate Middleton going out after her breakup with Prince William
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    Here's another photo taken during that 2007 breakup. She may be out on the town in this picture, but it seems more like she's putting on a brave face and trying to show the world that she's OK. Don't worry Kate, it gets better!

  • Staying Solemn 

    Kate Middleton looking somber at Remembrance Day
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    Kate kept it solemn for Remembrance Day. It's an annual event in England to honor the troops lost in World War I. It's definitely an appropriate time to look sad. In fact, it would be weird if she didn't look upset. 

  • Morning Sickness 

    Kate Middleton and Prince William leave the hospital
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    Imagine having to be hospitalized for severe morning sickness and then leaving the hospital to photographers swarming everywhere. It's a complete wonder how Kate kept things together here. In most of the photos, she's smiling. But In this one she briefly dropped the facade to show a more (understandably!) annoyed look.

  • Leaving an Emotional Event

    Kate Middleton leaving an event
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    According to Hello! magazine Kate cried in her car after leaving this event for a children's hospice. Apparently she'd spoken to a mom there who had lost her child to a heart condition. That would be a sad story in any situation, but Kate was also pregnant with Princess Charlotte here. 

    It's a miracle she made it to the car before completely breaking down!

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