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Why we want to be Kate Middleton's BFFs!

Last updated on: April 29, 2014 15:24 IST

Why we want to be Kate Middleton's BFFs!

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The Duchess of Cambridge, who celebrates the third anniversary of her wedding to Prince William today, has been doing a pretty good job of filling in Lady Diana's shoes.

But that's not the only reason why we love her :-)

If you think being married to the future king of England would make the world automatically love you, ask Camilla Parker Bowles.

Seven years after her marriage to Prince Charles, she is yet to rule over the hearts of the people the way Lady Di did.

But Kate Middleton, the commoner who became a duchess... she is another story altogether.

Perhaps it's her effervescent smile, or her superb sense of style, or just the fact that unlike most royals she is easygoing...

There is indeed something about her that makes her so endearing.

While we cannot help but be jealous of her charmed life, truth is we can't help love her too!

So here you have it... all the reasons why we want to be Kate Middleton's BFFs -- best friends forever.


Image: The Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George of Cambridge as they leave Fairbairne Airbase to head back to the UK after finishing their Royal Visit to Australia.
Photographs: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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Her impeccable fashion sense

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This might just be part of the job description of being married to a prince but think Camilla and Elizabeth and you'll know just why she (not to mention Lady Di) tower over the rest of the Windsor women.


Image: Queen Elizabeth may not necessarily approve of her short dresses but the young Duchess has been universally hailed for her choice of outfits.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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She recycles dresses!

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Can you imagine! A princess recycling dresses!?!

Well, Kate does. And the world follows.


Image: The pretty red dress is among the many that Kate has worn more than once. Unlike many public figures, the Duchess has no qualms in being seen in the same outfit multiple times.
Photographs: David Crump/Reuters
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She can carry off anything!

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Including that hideous headgear which looks like a porcupine.


Image: Kate Middleton at the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes at St Cyriac's Church in Wiltshire, west England.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Yeah! Anything!

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Kate Middleton is probably the only woman on this side of the Atlantic who can pull off a cowboy hat.


Image: Kate and Prince William at a bull riding festival in Calgary, Alberta.
Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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The queen is her grandmother-in-law

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Kate does a pretty good job holding her own in front of the queen of England. And, yes, there is that pretty red dress once again.


Image: Kate and Queen Elizabeth at a reception for the dramatic arts at Buckingham Palace, London.
Photographs: David Crump/Reuters
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Heck, she even humours her

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As all good granddaughters-in-law must!


Image: Queen Elizabeth and Kate share a laugh at a children's sports event in Nottingham's Vernon Park.
Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters
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She plays hockey in heels

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And scores!

Before you write her off as some snooty royal playing an exhibition game in an Alexander McQueen dress, you must know that she isn't just an accomplished hockey player, but has also excelled in tennis, swimming, netball and was a cross country runner. Bam!


Image: Kate played hockey during a visit to her former preparatory school St Andrew's, which she attended from 1986 to 1995.
Photographs: Arthur Edwards/Reuters

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And she even nails the whole parenting thing

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Unlike so many celebrity mothers, Kate seems like a hands-on mum... something that only makes her endearing, don't you think?

DON'T MISS The little prince casts his spell on the Kiwis


Image: Here she is with Prince George, whose adorable frown has been the topic of many memes :-)
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That's her, barely months after she became a mum

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Kids, that's one more reason you shouldn't skip your PT classes!


Image: Kate plays volleyball at a SportsAid athlete workshop in London's Olympic Park.
Photographs: David Bebber/Reuters
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They even made her into a doll

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C'mon how many of us have friends who have been immortalised in a doll? Eh?


Image: A doll depicting Kate in her wedding dress at royal memorabilia collector Margaret Tyler's house in west London.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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She made the world erupt in joy!

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On one particular July day in 2013, she stepped out of St Mary's Hospital, with a precious little bundle. And began a new chapter in royal history!


Image: Kate and William introduce baby George to the world.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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Some would even say she's a goddess

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Here's how crazy Britons went after the royal heir was born.


Image: North London street artist Pegasus poses with his 'Kingmaker' painting featuring Kate and Prince George.
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Her husband is just as easygoing

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There's nothing more horrible than to have a partner who has a stiff upper lip while you don't. William probably knows that better than anyone else. Every once in a while, the prince doesn't seem to mind being seen letting his (scarce) hair down.


Image: Prince William shows off his dance moves with Vanessa Boateng, an 18-year-old trainee nurse, as an amused Kate watches.
Photographs: Ben Stansall/Reuters
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And she has a gorgeous sister

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Exactly the kind you'd want to be set up with :-D.


Image: Pippa Middleton with her sister on Centre Court for the men's singles final tennis match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Andy Murray of Britain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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She isn't stuck up like most other royals

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It's easy to get swayed by all the wealth and power and glamour. But Kate has been rooted as ever.


Image: William and Kate participate in the Mexican Wave as they watch qualifying races during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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And when you have her attention... it is undivided!

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Not even a fly can take distract her :-)


Image: Now that's undivided attention
Photographs: William West/Reuters
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Did we forget? She even had the most-watched wedding ceremony

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More than a million people lined the streets of London and an estimated 2 billion around the world watched the ceremony, including that world famous kiss, on television.


Image: The most-watched kiss in the world!
Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
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And on her wedding day, everyone in Britain got the day off

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Everyone, that is, except the poor journalists who brought you the ceremony live.

Even so, we quite love her. Don't you? :-)


Image: Kate waves as she arrives at Westminster Abbey for her marriage to Prince William.
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
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