20 of Kate Middleton's Best Sporty Looks

Madison Breaux | May 23, 2019 Celebrities
20 of Kate Middleton's Best Sporty Looks
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For Kate Middleton, dressing the part for her job as a member of the royal family is essential. She's worn everything from elegant ballgowns, versatile coat-dresses, and, let's not forget, hundreds of pairs of high heels. However, every once in a while, the Duchess of Cambridge is blessed with a royal outing that doesn't exactly require a wardrobe that comes straight off the haute couture runway. It's not often that the duchess gets to trade in her heels for a pair of sneakers, but when she does get the opportunity to wear something a little more sporty, she goes all out. This royal lady isn't afraid to step out in a pair of joggers -- something we never thought we'd see any member of the royal family wearing.

But Kate is nothing if not a fashion renegade in some ways! The duchess has always been open about her love for the outdoors and exercise, so we're sure that she cherishes the days that she can throw on a pair of jeans or a workout sweatshirt and just have some fun on her royal outings. 

Not everything has to be posh all the time with the royal family! Kate may be an expert at dressing for a fancy royal event, but let it be known that she's a sporty gal too. In fact, we have a good feeling that she would much rather be working up a sweat with some volleyball players than walking down another red carpet. In the right athleisure outfit, Kate is willing to try just about any outdoor or sport activity there is, and if her casual ensembles doesn't show her enthusiasm, then her will-do attitude definitely does!

So, to honor all the times Kate doesn't have to wear her designer-clad outfits, here are 20 times the duchess rocked a super sporty look. 

  • A Duchess in Joggers

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    We never thought we'd see any member of the royal family sporting a pair of joggers out in public, but Kate was the one to dare to do so. And we have to say, it's definitely a good look for her. Certainly beats those heels she has to wear so often!

  • Beach Gal

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    Kate certainly looks like one of those ladies who would love a good game of beach volleyball or a run in the sand. If there's one thing we know about this duchess, it's that she isn't afraid to get in the thick of it when it comes to her outdoor engagements. 

  • Ready to Go

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    One of the things that we love about Kate is that she's always ready for anything. She's been a part of the royal family for eight years now, and she's never said no to any adventure or challenge ... and she looks the part for it all, too!

  • Ready for the Slopes

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    Most people when they go skiing wear a similar puffer coat and winter hat, but most people do not look like Kate when they are wearing this outfit. Seriously ... this woman made a puffy winter coat look fashionable. How does she do this??

  • In the Jungle

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    Will and Kate look as if they could be starring in Tarzan, and we are overcome by a strong urge to copy the duchess's exact outfit for our next outdoor activities. Kate Middleton -- Duchess of Cambridge and of the jungle. 

  • Mixing Genres

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    The top half of Kate's outfit screams sporty, but then the duchess opted for wedges as footwear?? We don't understand it, but she looks amazing, so who are we to question her decisions? You do you, Kate.

  • Sailing Away

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    Alright, it's time to add boating to Kate's athletic resume. The duchess also seemed to know to wear a very nautical-themed outfit that day, so she looks all the more ready to take to the seas ... hopefully not leaving William behind, though. 

  • Matching From Head to Toe

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    Even when she's wearing a sporty outfit, Kate still makes sure that everything matches and goes together. It's all those years of royal dressing ... it has to be. There's no one else on the planet that could make joggers look like a legit outfit.

  • So Outdoorsy 

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    Sure, Kate rocks coat-dresses and heels like the best of them, but there's nothing we love more than when the duchess trades that all in for a more laid-back, outdoorsy vibe. She's ready for the anything!

  • Watching the Marathon

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    When Kate and Will went to watch the London Marathon, they certainly dressed the part for it. We would have loved to see these two join the ranks and run the marathon too, but that'll probably never happen. If there's anyone who can run a marathon, however, it's definitely Kate.

  • Volleyball Chic

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    It's honestly amazing how Kate can make a nontraditional sporty outfit looks very sporty just by showing off her insane athletic abilities. Who else could jump and play volleyball in jeans and a blazer?? No one, that's who.

  • Ready for Action

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    When a royal engagement requires any sort of physical activity, Kate is always ready to do whatever could come her way. And to think, some people actually accuse the duchess of being lazy.

    Lazy? Never.

  • Climbing Kate

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    If anyone was wondering if Kate Middleton looks good in a helmet, the answer is yes. We don't know how she does it, and we might just have to stop wondering and just expect the unbelievable when it comes to this duchess and her ability to make anything look good.

  • Medal Winner

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    It's no surprise that Kate's athletic prowess has earned her some type of medal ... even if they just gave it to her because she is the Duchess of Cambridge. But don't worry, Kate -- in our eyes, you most certainly earned that medal. 

  • One With the Kiddies

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    Kate just lights up whenever she is around children, especially if she gets to hang out with them during her royal engagements. This royal lady was most certainly born to be a mother ... and she's a darn good one too!

  • Lessons Coming in Handy

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    It's a pretty well-known fact that the Cambridges are big fans of watching and playing tennis, and Kate and Will have even put their kids in tennis lessons already. Looks as if those lessons were coming in handy during this royal outing.

  • Safety First

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    Kate may be adventurous, but she's not going to sacrifice her safety! How she manages to make a life jacket look stylish, we'll never know. 

  • She Wants to Go Fast

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    Alright so let's think about this ... Kate has tackled tennis, volleyball, soccer (football for her), and now racing?? It's official -- we aren't even going to try to keep up with this duchess. There's just no use!

  • Taking Care of George

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    Keeping up with Prince George is a sport in itself, so naturally Kate needs to have the right outfit on for it. Sure, jeans aren't exactly the most sporty clothing item, but comfort is key when you have a trailblazer like George.

  • Climbing High

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    Is there anything that this duchess is afraid of? She's ready to play volleyball, dig in the sand, and apparently ... climb super high trees. All in the name of royal duty! As if we needed more convincing that Kate is superwoman. 

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