Kate Middleton She might be utterly royal in practically every way imaginable, but don't let the tiaras and jaunts to tropical islands fool you -- Kate Middleton is still very much an average girl at heart. Blasphemy?! Maybe. But don't blame me for it -- blame Kate! She was recently photographed taking a stroll with the Prince and her pooch. Wearing a completely casual ensemble, she did something every dog owner does without thinking twice about it. She picked up the puppy's poop and threw it away.

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Commence the pearl clutching! A princess coming into contact with fecal matter?! Publicly?! Oh the humanity! I know if I were a princess, touching dog poop -- with protection on my hand or otherwise -- would be a thing of the past. But that's why I'm not a member of the royal family and Kate is. She's got a good head on her shoulders and her feet planted firmly on the ground. Like Diana before her, Kate is the people's princess, and by doing something like this -- something everyone of us who's owned a dog has done -- she's reminding us that just because she can wear a crown in public settings doesn't mean she thinks she better than anyone else.

If you were royalty, what pesky chores would you ditch?

 

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