15 Pics That Prove Kate Middleton Wears the Pants in Her Marriage

Amy Goldman | Jun 7, 2016 Celebrities
15 Pics That Prove Kate Middleton Wears the Pants in Her Marriage
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Even though her husband is a prince and future king of England, it's clear that Kate Middleton wears the pants in her marriage. Not to downplay Will's role in their relationship, but Kate knows how to get things done. From her royal duties to her responsibilities as a mother and the extensive philanthropic work she takes on, Kate makes it all happen with poise and grace. We definitely admire a woman who calls the shots in her relationship.

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Technically, William is the future ruler of England ... whatever. We all know that Kate is the golden prize that William is lucky to have. From her kindness, her excellent parenting of Charlotte and George, and her natural grace and style, Kate is clearly a winner. And guess what else? She clearly holds some mighty weight when it comes to their relationship dynamic, so Will must know that she is something special. Having a woman take the lead in a relationship is nothing to be ashamed of -- in fact, it might just encourage more equality when it comes to child-rearing and parenting.

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That's why we've rounded up some of our favorite photos of Kate looking her most confident and in charge. The signs are all there -- take a look!

  • She Has His Back

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    Image via Dan Kitwood/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    Nobody is going to hassle Will about his fancy suit and top hat when he's got such a classy future queen by his side.  

  • Just like Rosie the Riveter

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    Image via Kirsty Wigglesworth/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    Kate's Grecian goddess–worthy dress puts her toned arms on full display. Those biceps don't happen naturally, and we bet she knows how to use them if anyone gets out of line.

  • Pow, Right in the Kisser

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    Jeremy Selwyn/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    No one would dare attempt to give the Duchess of Cambridge sass after seeing this photo of her. She's fully prepared to defend her title.

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  • Queen of the High Seas

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Kate looks ready to command her own fleet of ships in this sailor-inspired outfit. 

  • On the Campaign Trail

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    WeirPhotos/Splash News

    Kate looks like she could be campaigning for a certain U.S. election. She certainly pulls off primary colors well enough to rock the campaign trail. Her commitment to empowering women and supporting the disadvantaged certainly wouldn't hurt her poll numbers.

  • Back at It Again With the Public Speaking

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    James Whatling/Corbis/Splash News

    Kate is really growing into her role as a public speaker, and she becomes more poised with every speech she gives. We'd say that makes her a pretty impressive royal in her own right.

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  • Setting Sail

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    We know Kate and William are just about the greatest couple in all the land, but Kate knows how to have fun on her own time too. She looks perfectly comfortable here as she gets ready to sail with a team of athletes.

  • Move Over, Mary Poppins

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    Richard Pohle/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    Kate knows how important it is to support kids' creativity, and she doesn't let anything get in the way of her charity work. Here she is opening a magic garden, because she can make anything happen.

  • Target Practice

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Will isn't going to give any trouble about what's for dinner after seeing this demonstration of Kate's archery skills.

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  • Jane of the Jungle

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    While Kate is literally wearing pants here, she also looks incredibly poised and ready to explore Bhutan.

  • Just Playing

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    John Stillwell/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    We're sure Kate was just horsing around when she threw snow in Will's face, but it also might have been her way of subtly reminding him who's in charge.

  • The Most Regal

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    Kate Green/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    This pic shows Kate at her most regal. If Kate gave a TED talk about looking confident and in charge at all times, we would sign up in a heartbeat.

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  • Easy Breezy Beautiful

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    Even the breeze knows Kate is in charge as it tousles her mane of hair ever so luxuriously.  

  • Perfectly Boss-like

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Don't confuse Kate's ladylike appearance for weakness. She looked like a grade-A ladyboss in the peplum top and pleated skirt ensemble she wore while visiting the National Portrait Gallery in London.

  • Daenerys & Co.

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    Richard Pohle/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    The Khaleesi always has at least one dragon at her beck and call. They don't make her powerful, they simply help get her point across.

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