When Prince George and Princess Charlotte are around, it’s easy to see little else. They steal the spotlight with their cuteness so if you’re like us and only have eyes for them, we totally get it. That being said, pay close attention to Duchess Kate and you’ll see more than just the wife of the future king of England. You’ll see a mom, just doing her thing. She may be a little better dressed and have royalty on her side but it’s kind of reassuring to know that she’s also just a regular mom.
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Song and dance
Singing along and getting a kid to boogie is all part of babyhood.
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Look how he lulled her into a false sense of security. And Kate totally fell for it.
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All he had to do is wrap some locks around his little fist and yank to show just how strong he is.
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Handling tantrums like a boss
Just because Charlotte is a princess does not mean she gets all kinds of royal treatment. The toddler was not pleased when her mom took something away from her and let her mum know by unleashing the kind of stompy dance moms and dads dread. But before going out into a full-out sprawl on the ground, Kate kept her cool, brought out the finger, gave the kid The Look and quickly scooped up her daughter, saving the family from a total meltdown in front of eager cameras.
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When her kid is crying for no reason, it's all she can do to not lose her sh*t.
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But all she can do is laugh and shrug it off.
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Doing what they love
George loves planes, then the airshow it is... no matter how boring.
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Picking up after kids is every parents' job. It's what we do.
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When George figured out just how much he loves bubbles, she watched him (likely wondering at the same time if they were non-toxic).
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Take it like a woman
Encouraging his love of new things, even if it means taking bubbles in her face.
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Having a chat with one kid while the other is going rogue on a balloon arch is all in a day's work.
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Teach him a lesson
He may be a prince but that doesn't mean he gets away with everything.
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Not in trouble
But even though George looks to be trying to talk himself out of trouble, Kate stays calm, cool and collected.
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Grinning and bearing it while her kid plays with a loud toy.
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Teach them manners
Charlotte may not be old enough but George knows how he should and shouldn't behave, as long as him mom reminds him every now and again.
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That time Kate was a little nervous with George so close to the window in a plane's cockpit.
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Sometimes the only way to tire them out is a little game of tag.
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Reminding Charlotte to always stop and smell the flowers.
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Even when in a pretty dress, she still gets down and plays with them.
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Waiting her sweater-hating daughter out just required a little patience.
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Kate knew all she had to do was make it into a game.
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And that's how you do that.
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Every time she has to pry something that shouldn't be in George's mouth from his mouth.
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Riding the wave
Getting her kids to wave can sometimes be tough but also super-easy. It all depends on their moods.
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But no matter what a day is like, all she needs is one cuddle and it's all worth it.