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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.
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.
Can you imagine! A princess recycling dresses!?!
Well, Kate does. And the world follows.
Including that hideous headgear which looks like a porcupine.
Kate Middleton is probably the only woman on this side of the Atlantic who can pull off a cowboy hat.
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.
As all good granddaughters-in-law must!
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!
Unlike so many celebrity mothers, Kate seems like a hands-on mum... something that only makes her endearing, don't you think?
Kids, that's one more reason you shouldn't skip your PT classes!
C'mon how many of us have friends who have been immortalised in a doll? Eh?
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!
Here's how crazy Britons went after the royal heir was born.
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.
Exactly the kind you'd want to be set up with :-D.
It's easy to get swayed by all the wealth and power and glamour. But Kate has been rooted as ever.
Not even a fly can take distract her :-)
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.
Everyone, that is, except the poor journalists who brought you the ceremony live.
Even so, we quite love her. Don't you? :-)