16 Times Kate Middleton Looked Bored Out of Her Mind

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Without a doubt, a day in the life of Kate Middleton is more exciting than, say, the life of any of the rest of us. But! On occasion, some of those stuffy royal events the duchess is attending look, well, super boring. And once in a while Kate just can't hide her ennui. It's true! But honestly, can we blame her? Not at all. She may be a royal, but she's still human, after all ...

We understand, Kate. We know it must get boring sometimes. It's OK.

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Part of being a public figure is going to functions and seeming, we guess, interested in things. But sometimes, it's just not possible. (Remember "A History of Obama Feigning Interest in Mundane"?) We get it, Kate (and Obama). Like we said, they're only human.

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From looking like she was counting down the minutes until an event was over to borderline falling asleep, here are all the times Kate Middleton looked bored beyond words. It isn't all champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Sometimes being a princess can be pretty damn mundane. 

  • Kate? Is She There?

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    William's talking to someone, Harry's clearly interested in something. What's Kate doing? More likely than not, thinking to herself what she wants to have for dinner. 

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  • It's a Bored Off!

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    Not sure who's more bored here, but Prince William definitely is giving Kate a run for her money. 

  • Trooping the Color ... Yawn!

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    Tony Clark/Splash News

    Apparently when folks are royal, they can get glassy-eyed while sitting in a horse-drawn carriage in front of throngs of cheering fans. It's all relative. 

  • This Is a Plane

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    Zak Hussein/Splash News

    "Yeah, yeah, yeah, this is a plane. What's next?"

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  • Is It Over Yet?

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Kate may or may not know where she is in this photo ... just that she doesn't want to be there. 

  • Sail Away

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    If anyone out there didn't think it was possible, here's proof that a person actually can be bored while sailing a boat. 

  • Mixed Emotions

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Kate's half-bored, half-annoyed that William brought her here. Get ready for a fight later, Wills!

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  • Will This Ever End?

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    It's been rumored that Kate actually has tiny massagers inside some of her fascinators, helping to perk her up when she needs it. 

    Maybe Harry could use one, too?

  • Another Day, Another Event Seated in Between Harry & Wills

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    And just when a gal thinks she doesn't need her massaging fascinator for one day ... 

  • That Glazed-Over Look

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    When someone thinks the lace on her hat is going to hide the boredom in her eyes...

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  • Wakey-Wakey

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    "Kate, wake up!!!!"

  • So ... Tired ...

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Every year at Trooping the Color, Kate asks to be seated next to Camilla, because she's the only one who looks more bored than her. 

  • Wow, This Game Is Really, Really Boring

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Is it ever going to end?

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  • Ooh, Popcorn, Nevermind!

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Seriously, why didn't he bust this out earlier? Come on, Will.

  • Night Night

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    Michael Murdock/Splash News

    Little known fact: Kate has actually trained herself to fall asleep with her eyes open. 

  • Time Has Literally Stopped

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    That feeling when it's time to start counting backwards in one's head from 1,000 to pass the time. 594 ... 593 ... 592 ...

    Hang in there, Kate. 

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