20 Times Kate Middleton Couldn't Get Enough of Her Kids

20 Times Kate Middleton Couldn't Get Enough of Her Kids
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She may be in one of the most powerful positions in the world, but it's obvious where Kate Middleton's true passion lies: Her children. Sure, Kate is super dedicated to her work, loves her fans, and adores Prince William with all her heart, but we never quite see the Duchess of Cambridge light up like she does when she's with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. 

To say it's sweet is an understatement. 

It isn't often that we get to see Kate Middleton and Prince William with their children -- meetings with dignitaries and international tours with grueling hours aren't really for kids, after all -- but whenever we catch a glimpse of Kate and her little ones, it's obvious how much she loves them. (And once in a while, when the cheeky paparazzi snap a few shots of the duchess in "mom mode" with George, Charlotte, and Louis, it's even more apparent how much she loves being their mother!)

From what we've heard, Kate's parenting can err on the side of strict (how could it not when she's raising a future king?!), but at her core, she's clearly a big softie who loves nothing more than smooching her kids and snagging a good cuddle. 

Here are 20 times Kate totally loved on her babies. George, Charlotte, and little Louis are lucky kiddos!

  • Double Duty 

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    One of our favorite photos of Kate ever. Look at how happy and engaged she is with both of her big kids. 

  • Extra Hugs for Charlotte  

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    Of course, because she's younger than Prince George, sometimes Princess Charlotte needs an extra snuggle from her mom. 

  • It's OK

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    At this year's Trooping the Color, Princess Charlotte took a nasty spill. But guess who was there to comfort her immediately after? Kate, of course. 

  • The Birth of Prince Louis 

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    As usual, Prince William and Kate Middleton appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing to introduce their babe to the world. Kate, naturally, held her newborn close and cuddly. 

  • Post-Tantrum 

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    After Princess Charlotte threw her now-infamous tantrum on the tarmac, Kate was sure to offer some love. 

  • Hold on Tight!

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    Clearly, Princess Charlotte doesn't want to let go of her mom here. And clearly Kate Middleton doesn't mind. 

  • Love-Fest

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    Even though Princess Charlotte is attached at Kate's hip, the duchess makes sure she finds time to show Prince George some love, too!

  • Hand Holding 

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    Sometimes, everybody wants a piece of mom, and Kate is more than happy to oblige to such a sweet request. 

  • Matching Bouquets

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    Is Kate showing her daughter how to react after receiving a bouquet? Or is she just trying to give her a quick smooch because she's such a cutie?

  • Super Mom 

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    Not only is Kate holding Charlotte here, but she's absolutely delighting in something Prince George has to say. 

  • SUPER Super Mom 

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    At Pippa Middleton's wedding, Kate minded many of the children, but was sure to sneak in a few affectionate moments with George and Charlotte.

  • Smells So Good!

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    When Kate Middleton got a bouquet of flowers a few years ago, the first thing she did was show it to Princess Charlotte. So cute!

  • Circus Kate

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    Just because she's fancy, doesn't mean Kate can't be silly with the kids. Look at how much fun she's having!

  • Fam Bam 

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    Walking down the stairs in heels while holding one baby in her arms and another by the hand? Impressive. 

  • Snuggles

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    When Prince George was a little frightened, Kate was sure to offer comfort only a mom can: The best hugs in the world. 

  • Poor George 

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    And then when Prince George straight lost it in front of a crowd, of course Kate immediately scooped him up. 

  • Huddle Up 

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    Obviously, Princess Charlotte needs to be as close to Kate as possible during Trooping the Color. Who can blame her?

  • Cutest Family Ever

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    If this isn't one of the cutest family photos, we're not sure what is. Both Kate and Wills are loving on their little ones so hard!

  • First Born 

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    Sometimes, Prince George just needs some alone time with his mom, and the duchess is more than happy to provide that. 

  • Prince Louis!

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    And of course there's Prince Louis. There may not be too many photos of Kate loving on him in public just yet, but it's safe to say he's getting plenty of snuggles behind closed doors. 

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