Kate Middleton Drove Herself to Buckingham Palace & a Fan Caught It on Video

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Living the royal life means letting go of a lot of what private citizens consider "normal," but it seems like Kate Middleton managed to hold onto a little bit of the commoner lifestyle. In a new video captured by a tourist in the United Kingdom, Kate is seen driving herself to Buckingham Palace. Although she probably has her own driver, we can't get enough of how adorable she looks behind the wheel -- and how awesome it is that, despite her royal title, she's still in charge of her own transportation. 

  • Of course, Kate's been seen driving a lot over the years. 

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    But a lot of the times she was captured on the road by herself were pics taken a while ago, such as this photo from 2011. Even now, it seems like she still gets out there to take on traffic herself -- and this new video is proof of it.

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  • Here's Kate driving earlier this week, in all her glory: 

    (Remember to swipe over to the next slide to see it.) 

    How lucky is this fan?! We're so jealous that she was there in the right place at the right time -- and Kate seems happy to have some independence as she drives herself to the palace. Maybe next time she should have Meghan Markle in the passenger seat to help squash those feud rumors?

  • Of course, Kate isn't the only royal who drives herself from place to place. 

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    Let's not forget that Queen Elizabeth still loves to be behind the wheel and always has. In fact, according to royal protocol, she doesn't even need a driver's license to operate a vehicle, which means she probably saves a lot of time at the DMV. We wonder if the same rules apply to Kate? Probably not, but she hasn't let that stop her so far! 

  • Any time we get a glimpse into Kate's "normal" side of life, we just can't get enough.

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    If she drives, what else does she do? Does she have a secret Instagram account? Does she watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians? We have to know!