Kate Middleton is largely so beloved around the world because she comes across as so normal; as the proverbial Girl Next Door.
But Kate Middleton is Royalty.
And, on occasion, she wants to make sure you remember that.
Scroll around below to see what we mean, as we’ve collected a number of Kate Middleton photos in which our favorite Duchess is looking as regal as… well… you know.
1. Royal Film Premiere of ‘Spectre’
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bespoke, jewel-encrusted Jenny Packham gown to the royal film premiere of ‘Spectre’ at the Royal Albert Hall on October 26th, 2015. Her Robinson Pelham diamond, blue topaz and white gold earrings ($21,000) belong to her mother, Carole Middleton, who first wore them to the royal wedding’s evening reception in 2011.
2. A New Duchess Emerges From Her Carriage
After their carriage procession through London, the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Grand Entrance to Buckingham palace.
3. HRH Inside The Met
The Duchess of Cambridge takes a sip of water as she watches her husband speak to a room full of St. Andrews alumni and supporters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
4. A Ceremonial Welcome
The Duchess of Cambridge looks on as the royal family prepares to welcome the President of Singapore and his wife on October 21st, 2014. This is Catherien’s first engagement since announcing her second pregnancy.
5. THE Wedding Dress
Catherine Middleton (in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown) looks back at the crowds in front of Westminster Abbey on her wedding day, as bridesmaid Pippa Middleton holds her train on April 29th, 2011.
6. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving
The Duchess of Cambridge (wearing a lace Alexander McQueen dress and a bespoke hat by Jane Taylor) is driven to St. Paul’s Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on June 5th, 2012.