17 Times Kate Middleton Looked Like She Needed a Friend

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They say it's lonely at the top, and we have to be honest here: Sometimes, Kate Middleton looks seriously lonesome. Sure, she's always got Prince William and a flurry of handlers by her side, but that's not the same as a friend. A bestie. A partner in crime. She may have the world at her fingertips, but what the duchess really needs is a tried-and-true wingwoman. 

We're assuming Kate has friends -- perhaps maybe even a best friend! -- behind closed doors (aside from Pippa). But whenever we see her on official royal business, she's solo. This, of course, is completely understandable, being that royal engagements don't often require a "plus one." But if we're being frank, sometimes the duchess just looks like she could use a gal pal alongside of her.

From looking lost while walking around by herself to private moments in the woods with just her dog to, well, kind of seeming like the third wheel when she's hanging with Will and Harry, here are 17 times Kate looked like she'd needed a friend. May we kindly volunteer ourselves for this role? We're cool. We're smart. And we have no problem playing second fiddle 24:7. Oh, and there's a best friend charm involved. Just saying.