15 times Kate Middleton dominated motherhood

Kate Middleton with Prince George.

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Kate Middleton with Prince George.
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With Prince Louis turning two this spring, Kate Middleton has proven herself to be a pro mother of three very well-behaved young kids. In between her royal engagements and charity work, Middleton is a hands-on mom. She takes six-year-old Prince George to school as much as possible and helps the toddling Princess Charlotte up when she stumbles. She’s also great with other people’s kids – once on a royal outing, she made sure a boy who looked ill had a paper bag just in case.

Here are 15 snapshots of Kate Middleton in full-on mommy mode.


When Prince George was little, she entertained him with silly faces.

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Kate Middleton reacts as she plays with her son Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents group event at the Government House in Wellington April 9, 2014.
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Prince George has been known to make some funny faces of his own.


Now that he’s six, she entertains him with toys like bubble guns.

Kate Middleton with Prince George.

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Prince George plays with a bubble gun at a children’s party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016.
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Prince George attends Thomas’s Battersea in London.


She kept the kids quiet at her sister Pippa’s wedding.

Or at least she tried.


And made sure Prince George’s hair was camera ready during the Trooping the Colour parade.

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The royal family looks out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England.
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The queen actually has two birthdays.


She taught Princess Charlotte how to do a royal wave.

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The royal family arrives at the Victoria Airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
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Princess Charlotte looks just like her royal relatives.


She also expertly handles toddler tantrums without panicking.

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Kate Middleton and Charlotte depart from Hamburg airport on the last day of the royal family’s official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017.
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Princess Charlotte also attends Thomas’s Battersea.


She has no problem scooping up her kids to console them when it’s all a bit much.

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Prince George wears ear defenders against the roar of aircraft during a visit to the Royal international air tattoo at RAF Fairford, Britain July 8, 2016.
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When the kids come along on royal tours, sometimes it’s too overwhelming.


She’s great with other people’s kids, too.

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Kate Middleton makes faces at 4-month-old Gabriel as she talks to his mother during a visit to the Nelson trust women’s centre in Gloucester, Britain, November 4, 2016.
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On royal engagements, she often interacts with other people’s children.


She bends down to meet them at eye level.

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Kate Middleton meets well wishers as she arrives for a visit to Coventry Cathedral during their visit to the city on January 16, 2018 in Coventry, England.
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She once rescued a sick boy in a crowd on one of her walkabouts.


She’s great at arts and crafts.

On school visits, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty.


She helps little ones feel better with encouraging high fives.

She often visits hospitals and helps cheer up patients of all ages.


And uses her public platform to advocate for maternal health.

She’s a patron of several charities that provide mental health support for mothers and their children.


She came to the rescue when Princess Charlotte took a tumble on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

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The royal family gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the annual Trooping the Colour parade.
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Princess Charlotte fell backwards as she was looking out over the balcony’s balustrade, but Middleton scooped her up and comforted her.


She, along with the crowd, couldn’t help but laugh when Princess Charlotte stuck her tongue out.

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Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge attend The King’s Cup on August 8, 2019.
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It’s not the first time Charlotte has made headlines for her cheeky attitude and silly faces.


She may be the Duchess of Cambridge, but she’s just another mom.

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Kate Middleton holds her son Prince George as she talks to other parents at a Plunket play group event at Government House in Wellington, April 9, 2014.
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We can learn a lot from her parenting style.