24 Times the Duchess of Cambridge Proved She's Just Like Us
Sometimes the real woman behind the royal title peeks out.

From clubbing to fist bumps and awkward moments at social events, we're rounding up all the times Kate Middleton showed off her relatable, down-to-earth side over the years.

When she and William were "on a break" and she hit the clubs

They were only apart for a few months in 2007, but she made a good case for why he should grow up and commit with many appearances out on the town.

When she got way too into Harry Potter

She had a lot of fun during a tour at Warner Brothers Studios.

When she fist-bumped a kid


It was actually a fist-bump followed by a burn, which is an advanced combination.

When she was tense while watching sports

A former athlete herself, she gets super anxious at sporting events.

When she gave William an ecstatic hug at the Olympics

If the sporting events go well, though, she is thrilled.

When she nailed that British wit


When she made the little "muscle" gesture at a car company

While goofily playing with a Rolls-Royce engine, she made a goofy display of her bicep.

When she got mobbed by a little girl gang

Visiting a Liverpool children's hospital in 2012, she bent down to chat with one little Brit, and wound up getting leaped on by the whole group of them.

When she was spellbound by Beyonce


Who can blame her?

When she experimented with bangs and immediately regretted it

She debuted bangs in September 2015 and started clipping them back by October 2015.

When she pretended William was choking her

When she got her heel stuck in a grate

In front of a crowd, no less. Luckily, William was there to help her out, rom-com style.


When Prince George tried to pull her hair out


She laughed the pain off like a pro.

When she acknowledged how awkward she was

Sometimes the royals wind up in really odd photo ops, such as the time they pretended to spin on the ones and twos in Australia.

When she pretended her baby wasn't wriggling out of her arms

Who, Prince George, squirmy? Kate doesn't know what you're talking about.

When she gave a Kanye shrug to beating William in a race

During a yacht race in New Zealand, Kate's team beat her husband's team twice. She gloated in every photo the rest of the day.

When she was a sore winner

The gloating continued...

When she tried to ignore her husband's dancing


At least he took the attention off her.

When she struggled to discipline Prince George

How can you scold a kid in a teeny tiny cardigan?

When she got sassed by a New Yorker


While wrapping presents during the holiday season on her New York visit, someone in the crowd yelled at her to "keep wrapping." She reacted thusly.

When she admitted motherhood can be lonely

"It is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated, but actually so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through," she said in 2017. "Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother."

When she tried to beat William in a foot race

He's taller and she just had a baby, but she wasn't about to give up without a fight.

When she demonstrated she is the princess of eye rolls


She could pull a muscle with that move!


This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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