15 Times Kate Middleton Looked Exactly Like a Disney Princess

15 Times Kate Middleton Looked Exactly Like a Disney Princess

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When we learned that Princess Charlotte has a thing for Disney princesses, we couldn't help but stifle a laugh. After all, not only is she an actual princess herself, her mom legit can pass for the star of a Disney movie. (Isn't hair like that usually CGI, anyway?) For the most part, Kate Middleton's style is pretty understated, but once in a while she breaks out all the (sparkly, glisten-y, tiara-y) stops, and we can't help but think: Man, the duchess really looks like a Disney princess. 

There are many reasons the duchess is so relatable. She's a super hands-on mom; she does her own grocery shopping (sometimes); and, so long as the occasion calls for it, she's a pretty casual dresser. That said, when necessary, Kate can bring it. All of us are Kate Middleton until she throws on one of the Queen's tiaras and a floor-length frock, no? And despite the fact that fancy clothes aren't her go-to garb, Kate just looks right in millions of dollars worth of jewelry

She may not ride a magic carpet, have her pumpkins turned into carriages, or shoot ice out of her hands, but there's plenty of Disney princess in Kate Middleton. In fact, after she and Prince William wed in 2011, Kate/Disney memes started cropping up everywhere. Clearly, we're not the only ones who see it. 

From Elsa-inspired dresses to good old fashioned tiara-and-ball-gown moments, here are 15 times Kate Middleton looked like a legit Disney princess. How fortuitous for Princess Charlotte. 

  • Kate in Red

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    It's hard not to look like a princess when you've got on an actual tiara, but between the jewels on her head and the red dress, we can't help but think of Elena of Avalor


  • Kate as Belle

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    Blue + a Ponytail = Belle

    Don't worry though, Wills, you're not a beast. 

  • Kate as Belle Again

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    Kate in yellow looks like Belle again, of course. Though, we must say, we like Kate's understated version much better. 

  • Kate in a Tiara

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    The jewels, the car, the dude. Disney incarnate right here. 


  • Kate in Blue-Green

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    She may be without her trusty bow and arrow, but in this stunning number, Kate definitely reminds us of Merida from Brave

  • Kate as Elsa

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    If this dress isn't giving off major Elsa vibes, we're not sure what is. 

  • Kate as Aurora

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    While this is a much more buttoned-up version of Sleeping Beauty's dress, the pink Kate is wearing is the exact same pink Princess Aurora wears. 


  • Sparkly Kate

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    Between her long, sparkly gown and shimmering hair, Kate looks like a Disney princess of her own here. Stunning. 

  • Kate's Pre-Princess Disney Princess Look

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    While technically this isn't an outfit most Disney princesses would wear, we can't help but be reminded of Ariel's mermaid fin, what with all the green, sparkly goodness. And to be honest, we'll take Kate Middleton's legs over a fin any day!

    And no judging the duchess here, people. Kate Middleton before William was a lil' different. 

  • Kate as Elena of Avalor

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    She may not have her tiara on, but this is another dress of Kate's that really reminds us of Elena. 


  • Kate as Tiana

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    With her green coat and matching fascinator, Kate is definitely channeling Tiana from The Princess and the Frog here. 

  • Kate as Elsa or Jasmine

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    This stunning Jenny Packham gown Kate wore in 2012 is slightly reminiscent of Elsa again. Also, the color gives off a bit of Jasmine vibe. 

  • Kate as a Princess, Period.

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    This look may not be harkening a particular Disney princess, but man, between the jewels and the updo, Kate looks every bit a princess here. Gorgeous. 


  • Kate as Cinderella

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    Really, the only thing that's missing here is a pair of long, white gloves and a choker and Kate would be Cinderella

  • Kate's Disney Wedding

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    Really, was there ever a time in her life when the duchess looked more Disney princess than at her own wedding? Going off of Kate Middleton's smile, we -- and Kate -- think not.

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