17 Times Kate Middleton Looked Like She Needed a Friend

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  • Anyone ... Anyone?

    Zak Hussein/Splash News

    That awkward moment when Prince William is nowhere to be seen and Prince Harry is mid-conversation with someone. It's OK, Kate. We've all been there. 

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  • Dude, Wait Up

    Zak Hussein/Splash News

    A downside to being a royal: Kate can't use her phone as a social crutch when her husband races ahead to talk to someone else while she's left standing there.

  • Party of 1

    Retropix/Splash News

    When regular people are standing alone with a drink at a party, it's awkward. But when Kate does it ... is it regal?

  • Keep Calm & Carry On

    Zak Hussein/Splash News

    Does Kate even known these two top-hatted men sitting in front of her? Doubtful. Hence, her averted glance and "please don't talk to me" smile. 

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  • Sometimes lambs = friends

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    No one around to talk to? It's OK. As long as there's a hungry baby lamb nearby. 

  • Solo Photos

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    Kate would be much happier in this shot if she had a friend in the photo with her. Posing with friends > posing alone. 

  • Friend Spotting

    James Whatling/Splash News

    "Wait, is that a friend over there?"

    No, Kate, it's not a friend. It's just a tree. 

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  • Real Casual

    Splash News

    Even royals can't pull of the "casually leaning against the car" move solo. Nobody does that IRL.

  • Into the Woods


    Technically, Lupo is Kate's buddy in this photo, but doesn't really count as a "real" friend since he's not human. 

  • A Sea of Strangers

    James Whatling/Splash News

    Looking for a familiar face in a crowd like ... 

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  • Not Approachable?

    James Whatling/Splash News

    Why isn't anyone talking to the duchess here? Fascinator too intense?

  • Five's a Crowd

    James Whatling/Splash News

    What's there left for Kate to do when her husband and brother-in-law are in the middle of a cuddle puddle with the Obamas? Stand there and smile, of course. 

  • Deep Thoughts

    Splash News

    Contemplating whether or not she should try to get into an awkward conversation with a rando or just stay off to the side.

    Stay off to the side it is. 

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  • More Baby Animals, Please

    James Whatling/Splash News

    Another day, another baby animal feeding frenzy for Kate. Instead of, well, talking to people. 

  • Good Talk, Guys

    James Whatling/Splash News

    The game's boring AF and William and Harry are chatting. Fun times. 

  • Moment of Silence ...

    Splash News

    ... for the fact that she's at yet another event all by her lonesome. 

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  • Hello???

    Splash News

    Eventually, Kate just couldn't take it anymore, so she started calling people she knew to come meet her. 

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