20 Times Kate Middleton Inspired Us With Her Calm, Relaxed Attitude

Madison Breaux | May 20, 2019 Celebrities
20 Times Kate Middleton Inspired Us With Her Calm, Relaxed Attitude
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When it comes to hanging with the royal family, it undoubtedly comes with a lot of stress and tension. Everyone's favorite duchess, Kate Middleton, has been no stranger to the madness that accompanies being a part of the world's most famous family, but she hasn't let that shake her one bit. No matter what situation the Duchess of Cambridge is in, she either has her winning smile on her face, or she's rocking a relaxed expression that we could only dream of having. Now, we have to remember that Kate hasn't always been in the spotlight like the rest of her in-laws, so it's pretty amazing that she's able to stay calm 24/7 ... even when the adorable Cambridge kids are acting up!

It's practically a royal rule for the family members to appear poised at all times, but hey, they're human just like the rest of us. The Duchess of Cambridge, however, seems to have some special talent at appearing calm and collected in any situation she's thrown into. Whether she's walking a red carpet in an elegant ballgown or playing with some kiddos on a royal engagement, Kate never seems to be overwhelmed, tired, stressed, or any other negative emotion we could think of.

Some might say it's just smoke and mirrors, but we have to disagree. It all comes down to Kate's natural charm and ability to make herself and everyone around her completely relaxed. Because trust us, if we had to handle all of the pressure and publicity that Kate deals with, we wouldn't be nearly as calm as she is. So, to honor the trust queen of keeping things cool, here are 20 times that Kate inspired us with her chill, relaxed attitude. 

  • Relaxed Stance

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    Those who call Kate stiff and somewhat cold have never truly seen her in action. When the duchess is out on royal duty, she's poised, yes, but she also exudes a warm energy that's so easy to spot thanks to her body language.

  • Cool Sailor

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    We marvel at how effortlessly Kate can just whisk herself out of a car with such ease ... and in heels, no less! This duchess has some royal swagger, and she definitely isn't afraid to show it off when she's out on engagements.

  • Red Carpet Ease

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    Put this duchess in an evening gown and place her on a red carpet, and her nerves never change! That many cameras and onlookers would make anyone a little uneasy ... but not Kate. She's definitely had plenty of practice.

  • One With the Kiddos

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    It's pretty easy to tell that Kate feels most at ease when she's around children. There's no turning off her maternal instincts that's for sure! Plus, Kate always has the perfect responses for the crazy and fun antics of the kids she's around.

  • Handling the Meltdowns

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    Even in the middle of Princess Charlotte's mini-tantrum, Kate remains a cool and collected mom. Most moms don't have to deal with parenting in the public eye, so we'd say that the duchess has handled it with a lot of grace and poise.

  • Peaking Behind the Queen

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    Going on outings with Queen Elizabeth has to be stressful, but Kate doesn't seem to be showing any signs of anxiety. She has been in the royal family for eight years, but we're pretty sure being near the monarch never gets easier, no matter how many years go by.

  • Holiday Fun

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    Holidays with the whole family can definitely be stressful (especially with the royal family), but Kate seems to always be unfazed. Most people don't have to deal with the paparazzi showing up to their holiday get-togethers.

  • Petting the Pups

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    Kate may be on an official royal outing, but she's not about to pass up an opportunity to pet the dogs that show up for the St. Patrick's Day celebration. Cold and posh? We don't think so.

  • Air of Confidence

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    Only a truly confident woman could walk in heels without being a little cautious as to where each step goes. Kate has somehow mastered this art without any signs of struggle, and she always looks completely comfortable in anything she wears.

  • Digging in the Sand

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    We don't know how many members of the royal family would be willing to get down on their knees and start digging in the sand ... but Kate didn't hesitate for a second. Red carpets or sandy beaches, it's all the same to this duchess!

  • Weather Mishaps

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    Even when the wind and her sundress weren't getting along, Kate kept her calm and relaxed composure all the way. Everyone's always looking for a celebrity wardrobe malfunction, but this duchess wasn't about to let the pesky weather faze her.

  • Knocking Them Back

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    The royals don't drink in public too often, but it's nice to see Kate calm and confident as she sips a glass of champagne. This just goes to show that yes, the duchess can let her hair down every once in a while.

  • With the In-Laws

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    There's been speculation going on for years that Kate and Camilla don't exactly see eye-to-eye on most things, but the Duchess of Cambridge doesn't let any animosity show. As far as we can see, Kate's perfectly comfortable being with her in-laws.

  • Mothering Charlotte

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    The Trooping the Color ceremony isn't the best time and place for a kid to have a meltdown, but hey, that's parenting, right? Kate, however, handled Charlotte's untimely tears calmly and like any mother would. She's a mother first ... duchess second!

  • Doing It for the Cameras

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    Kate didn't grow up in the spotlight like the rest of the royal family, but she took to the cameras as well as we could have expected. Sure, she remains a private person, but she stays calm in the face of the paparazzi. And she's also perfected the perfect hair flip, clearly.

  • Reassuring Meghan

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    When Kate and Meghan had their in-law date, the Duchess of Sussex was still very new to the royal game, so it's natural that she would need a little reassurance from a royal veteran. Kate's been at this for years now, so she was definitely the best person for Meghan to have by her side.

  • Flashing Lights

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    We don't often get to see what Kate sees when she's out on a royal engagement, but this photo gives us a little sneak peek. Honestly, we don't know how the duchess stays so relaxed with so many eyes on her at all times.

  • Waving for the Cameras

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    OK, we're officially naming Kate Middleton the queen of red carpets. For someone who didn't grow up in the public eye, the duchess has really grown into her position in the spotlight, and she always looks 100% relaxed!

  • Giving a Warm Welcome

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    One of the things that people love about Kate Middleton is the warmth she gives to people who meet her. Kate is always calm, and that makes the people around her feel relaxed as well. 

  • Battling the Rain

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    OK -- so let's get this straight. Kate's wearing heeled boots, battling the rain with an umbrella, and still waving to fans? Seriously, how does she manage all of this and still flash that winning smile of hers? We'll never be able to understand it.

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