20 Times Kate Looked More Like a Commoner Than a Royal

Madison Breaux | Oct 22, 2019 Celebrities
20 Times Kate Looked More Like a Commoner Than a Royal
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Kate Middleton
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When someone is a part of the royal family, it takes a lot of charisma, class, and let's not forget ... a rockstar wardrobe, to pull it off. More often than not, we can find Kate Middleton stepping out for some fancy red carpet event in an unbelievable gown, or she's sporting one of her famous (and usually expensive) coat dresses. Yes, Kate sure does have a flair for being the best-dressed duchess in the room, but every once in a while, this royal lady wears something that, well, any of us could rock. The Duchess of Cambridge isn't usually one to go too extravagant with her wardrobe, but it's still a treat to see her look like a mere commoner like the rest of us.

Now, some might think that it's downright impossible for Kate to look like just another face in the crowd, but we think most people underestimate her ability to really just blend in like a normal person. Let's remember that when we forget her royal title, her prince husband, and her designer wardrobe, Kate really is like the rest of us. She's a hard-working mom of three who knows the benefits of a functional, yet stylish wardrobe. She honestly could teach us a few things. 

So, to the non-believers who think Kate could never, ever look like us common-folk, we say, pay more attention. Miss Middleton is always stepping out in super casual outfits that honestly look like something we could afford -- even thought we probably still can't. To prove that Kate is definitely capable of looking what we would call "normal," here are 20 times the duchess looked more commoner than royal.

  • Ready for Anything

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    Kate looks like she could tackle just about anything in this outfit. If she were just any common lady on the street, we'd be guessing that she was running errands for her family or picking the kids up at school (all things Kate probably does anyways).

  • Her Classic Outdoorsy Outfit

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    Kate always seems to break out an army green outfit when she attends an engagement that involves a little outdoor time. Just like any woman, she has a few go-to outfits that she can always rely on. Is Kate just like us? We like to think so.

  • Serving Up Looks

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    Seriously ... does Kate look like a duchess right here?? No. She looks like just your average fit lady serving up some amazing tennis. We think we know Kate well enough to say that she probably prefers engagements like this.

  • Classic Mom Outfit

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    Sure, Kate was attending an official royal engagement here, but honestly ... doesn't it look like the duchess was just cheering on one of her kids at their soccer (er, football) matches?? We think Kate would make one heck of a soccer mom.

  • Really Fitting In

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    Not only was Kate wearing the traditional garb of Pakistan, but she was also having no issue taking part in some local sporting fun. We just love how this duchess acknowledges and respects every culture she and Prince William visit.

  • All Bundled Up

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    Even a duchess isn't immune to the gusty winds of England. Kate bundled up for her and Prince William's royal engagement to a chilly beach, and the duchess went for a no-frills outfit like she usually does for this type of outing.

  • Chasing the Kiddos

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    A duchess can't help but look like a commoner when she's chasing down the royal kiddos. Sometimes Kate likes to remind us that she has to deal with all of the lovely parenting things that everyone else has to deal with too.

  • Kate in the Jungle

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    Forget the ballgowns and tiaras, this is Kate's best look. Sure, she can rock a designer dress on the red carpet like the best of them, but there's something very special about the duchess going fully casual in a perfectly on-theme outfit.

  • One With the People

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    One of Kate's many talents is being able to fit in completely with wherever she and Prince William happen to be visiting. This duchess doesn't need to stand out at all, and she never makes people feel like they are below her. The power of Kate!

  • Mom Duty To the Max

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    Okay ... now does this look like a picture of a royal prince and a future queen?? Not at all. If we didn't know any better, we'd say that Kate was just any old mom taking her kiddo for an outdoor activity with dad.

  • Another Trusty Outfit

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    See what we mean? Kate always has this trusty look that she goes for whenever she has to attend a royal engagement that's mostly outdoors. What can we say? She has a specific nature look that she likes to go for!

  • Hitting the Court

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    Royal duchess or volleyball coach? We certainly wouldn't be able to tell the difference. One of the things we absolutely love about Kate is that she's never afraid to take to the court or field to play some sports even when she's on the clock.

  • An Everyday Sundress

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    We're sure this adorable yellow sundress had a pretty price tag, but honestly, it doesn't look like it would break the bank all that much. Kate is so good at keeping her wardrobe's flashiness to a minimum for most engagements. 

  • Hanging With the Kids

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    When hanging out with the kiddos, it's important to keep things low-key, right? Here, Kate looks like she could be your average school teacher or chaperone. But no ... she's the Duchess of Cambridge there to pay these school children a royal visit. Lucky them, right?

  • Aiming for Goal

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    Just another example of how Kate seems to look for engagements that allow her to show off her athletic abilities. This duchess had no problem bundling up (even to the point of gloves and a fuzzy hat) so she could show the world that she was truly meant to be a hockey player.

  • Army Green Again?

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    We really shouldn't be surprised that Kate broke out another super casual army green outfit again for her first engagement back after maternity leave. The duchess has a look she loves, and it makes her look positively common (in the best way).

  • Hitting the Seas

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    Yes ... that is a duchess ... wearing a life jacket. Look, we're all about safety first, and we honestly can't get over the fact that a member of the royal family was willing to set sail and sport a life jacket while on official duty. Only Kate!

  • Ready For the Sand & Sun

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    Ready to hit the beach there, Kate? We can imagine that Queen Elizabeth wasn't too pleased with this outfit when the pictures reached her, but well, what was she going to do about it?? Kate had an island state of mind, clearly.

  • The Famous Shorts

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    Yes ... you are seeing this correctly. That's the Duchess of Cambridge wearing shorts. Yes -- SHORTS! Never has Kate worn shorts during her time as a member of the royal family, and we're hoping that this certainly wasn't the last time.

  • Crowd Pleaser

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    No matter where she is or what she's wearing, Kate always seems to just fit right in with the people she goes to visit. Seriously, she might be the most down-to-earth duchess we've ever seen in the history of the royal family.

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