21 Times We Wished We Were Kate Middleton

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It's been a momentous year for the Duchess of Cambridge. She became a mom for the second time — and she also got bangs. As well as giving birth to Princess Charlotte in May, 2015 was also the year where we saw more clearly than ever before the causes that Kate will be dedicating her life to. Most of her public engagements were linked to the wellbeing of children, and she used her profile to raise awareness of the importance of fostering, mentoring, and understanding children's mental health issues. As Kate continues to establish herself as both a mother and a senior member of the royal family, we're also seeing more of her personality and her fun side emerging, which is exactly why we're taking a look at the times we had duchess envy last year.

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When she chatted with Grayson Perry over a glass of Smarties.
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When she chatted with Grayson Perry over a glass of Smarties.

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When she made her father-in-law laugh like this.
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When she made her father-in-law laugh like this.

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When she realized her fangirl dream of visiting the Downton Abbey set.
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When she realized her fangirl dream of visiting the Downton Abbey set.

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When she and William cracked each other up.
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When she and William cracked each other up.

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When she and William had a baby and looked at each other like this.
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When she and William had a baby and looked at each other like this.

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When William took her in one hand and baby Charlotte in the other and brought them home.
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When William took her in one hand and baby Charlotte in the other and brought them home.

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When she pushed Princess Charlotte in this fancy-pants pram.
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When she pushed Princess Charlotte in this fancy-pants pram.

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When she looked at her daughter like this.
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When she looked at her daughter like this.

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When she was as excited as we were about her new bangs.
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When she was as excited as we were about her new bangs.

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When she was photographed through a rain-splashed window and looked like she was in a movie without even trying.
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When she was photographed through a rain-splashed window and looked like she was in a movie without even trying.

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When her expression was hilarious.
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When her expression was hilarious.

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When she and her husband had a rugby date night.
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When she and her husband had a rugby date night.

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When she raided the royal vaults for all the diamonds.
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When she raided the royal vaults for all the diamonds.

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When she had THIS much fun with Prince Harry.
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When she had THIS much fun with Prince Harry.

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When these kids hugged her.
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When these kids hugged her.

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When she had these two as her handsome dates.
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When she had these two as her handsome dates.

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When she met James Bond.
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When she met James Bond.

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When she gave a speech about something she's passionate about.
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When she gave a speech about something she's passionate about.