20 Times Kate Middleton's Legs Took Center Stage

20 Times Kate Middleton's Legs Took Center Stage
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When it comes to style, Kate Middleton has it down. It's safe to say the Duchess of Cambridge is yet to have sartorial misstep since joining the royal family in 2011. And there's a reason for that. Kate knows what works for her, and it isn't too often she takes crazy fashion risks. Though she always looks incredible, Kate, for the most part, sticks with tried-and-true styles (looking at you, knee-length dresses and skirts). However, once in a while, when she's feeling frisky, Kate shows off her legs with an outfit. 

And she looks darn good. 

Although it's a supposed royal rule that women in the family always wear nude pantyhose, on occasion, Kate forgoes the stockings and bares her incredible legs. (Meghan Markle does the same now and again, as well.) Sometimes, stockings just aren't going to work with an outfit and Kate knows it. (Not-so-coincidentally, Kate chooses these occasions wisely -- i.e. when she's not with Queen Elizabeth.)

A lifelong fitness fanatic, Kate is super strong and extremely toned -- and her (crazy long!) legs are no exception. When the Duchess of Cambridge wears something on the shorter side or with a high slit, it's noticeable. In the best way possible, of course. 

From gorgeous gowns at galas to laid-back maxis on "vacation," here are 20 times we couldn't help but stare at Kate Middleton's fantastic legs. 

  • Smoke Show

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    Holy smokes! Look at those getaway sticks on Kate Middleton! What a babe the duchess is! And she's got great shoes to boot!

  • Pregnancy Polka Dots

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    Love that Kate wasn't afraid to wear a shorter dress during pregnancy -- and she shouldn't be. Because she looks amazing!

  • Pretty in Pink 

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    Pregnant, not pregnant. Kate -- and her legs -- always have it. And moment of observance for peach on pink. Love it. 

  • Thigh High 

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    Kate -- and her legs -- were en fuego in 2012 entering Claridges Hotel. And love the shoes! And the hair! And the jewels!

  • Windy City 

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    Perhaps Kate didn't plan for her legs to peek through in this gorgeous gown. We're happy they did, though!

  • Calf Love

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    Someone didn't forget to do her calf exercises this morning. Or ever, for that matter. Give us your routine, Kate!

  • Totally Relaxed

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    Who could forget this iconic moment of Kate frolicking with her children at the Beaufort Polo Club? And those legs!

  • Gorgeous in Green

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    Not sure Queen Elizabeth would approve of Kate's hemline here. But we're here for it! Big time. 

  • Flashing Lights 

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    First of all, how are Kate's legs even in such a position? Second of all, damn. She looks incredible in every way. 

  • Show Off

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    Oh, Kate, now you're just showing off. But hey, we can't blame -- we would too if we were in your position.  

  • Marilyn Monroe Moment

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    At Princess Eugenie's wedding, guests got an eyeful of Kate's gorgeous legs. Many people were thankful for the wind that day. 

  • Marilyn Monroe Moment 2

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    When Kate Middleton arrived in Calgary, the wind blew her dress up. What did the queen think?!

  • Baby Blue

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    At the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards in 2014, Kate's dress showed off her legs perfectly. And again, love the shoes!

  • Spring in Her Step 

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    We're not sure which we love more here: Kate's perfect legs or the sparkly shoes with ankle socks. Both have our hearts. 

  • Tone It Up!

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    Kate, please give us your leg exercise regimen. We won't tell anyone. What is it? Crunches? Squats?

  • Well-Heeled

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    Seriously, Kate, who is your trainer? He or she is definitely due for a raise. That is some seriously impressive muscle tone. 

  • The Exit

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    Seriously, can we all agree that there's no graceful way of exiting a car? Even Kate and her gorgeous legs seem to have trouble!

  • Muscle Mania 

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    If there's one thing Kate isn't lacking in life, it's calf muscles. Or the ability to walk in sky-high heels. Color us impressed!

  • Tights Are Alright

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    Even in tights, we can see that Kate has a pair of killer stems. It's impossible to hide them no matter what she's wearing!

  • No Stockings? No Problem!

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    Kate, you've got the best legs in Kensington Palace. We bow down. No, seriously, we do.  

    If there ever was a time to say it, it's now: Yasss Kween!

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