10 Normal Things That Kate Middleton Does Which Prove She's Just Like Us

24 April 2013 by

GALLERY >> Kate Middleton does totally normal things

Shovelling dirt

The Duchess visited [a href="/fashion/news/kate-middleton-wears-erdem-dress-to-visit-willows-primary-school-in-manchester">Willows Primary School in Manchester[/a] where, spade in hand, she tended to a freshly planted Willow tree and chatred to comedian John Bishop.

Shooting hoops

Kate played basketball [a href="/fashion/news/kate-middleton-wears-moloh-coat-in-glasgow">on a recent trip to Glasgow[/a]. We doubt the LA Lakers will be calling any time soon.

Travelling on public transport

Topped up your Oyster card love? Kate walked through the turnstiles at Baker Street to celebrate the [a href="/fashion/news/kate-middleton-wears-a-malene-birger-coat-to-visit-baker-street-tube-station-to-mark-the-150th-anniv">150th anniversary of the London Underground[/a].

Listening to music

Kate shared an iPod with a boy on a [a href="/fashion/news/kate-middleton-wears-a-topshop-collar-dress-and-goat-coat-for-a-charity-visit-to-child-bereavement-u">visit to a charity[/a]. Doesn't look like she enjoyed what she heard though.

Watering plants

Not the most practical of shoes to do the gardening in.

Drinking tea

Kate likes a builder's brew, but she sipped hers at a [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/09/14/kate-middletons-second-outfit-of-the-day-is-a-blue-lace-dress-by-alice-temperley.htm">tea party hosted by the British High Commission[/a] in Kuala Lumpur.

Climbing trees

When the royal couple visited the rainforest on their [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/09/15/kate-middleton-dresses-down-in-khakis-and-hiking-boots-for-a-borneo-rainforest-a.htm">official tour of Asia[/a] they put on hard hats and got climbing. Luckily Kate's not afraid of heights.

Playing table tennis

The Duchess wore a Hobbs dress last July as she [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/07/26/kate-middleton-wears-hobbs-dress-to-play-football-with-students-at-sports-festiv.htm">visited Bacon's College in London[/a]. She also revealed that even royals pull funny faces when they play competitive sport.

Sniffing her hair

Phew! We're not the only ones that twiddle our hair under our noses when we're stressed. Kate seemed a little agitated as she [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/08/03/what-kate-middleton-wore-to-the-olympics-2012-day-seven--a-team-gb-tracksuit.htm">cheered on Team GB during the Olympics[/a].


Yes that's right, camping not glamping. The Duchess [a href="/fashion/news/kate-middleton-wears-wellies-to-volunteer-with-scouts-in-the-lake-district">joined the Scouts[/a] for a good old bonfire and BBQ and even got her hands dirty as she kneaded dough.

Meeting her pop idol...

...oh wait, hang on a minute!

When the Duchess of Cambridge visited Willow Primary School in Manchester yesterday wearing a £1,065 Erdem dress we weren't expecting her to get her hands dirty. But pregnant Kate was so keen to be of service that she grabbed a spade and shoveled earth over a freshly planted Willow tree in front of comedian John Bishop who looked like he was trying out his material to get the expectant mum to laugh. We bet she was hoping she'd worn her trusty L.K.Bennett wedges rather than the spindly-heeled navy pumps, which sank into the flowerbed as she and her bump got to work - although at least it wasn't raining, as it could have been a whole lot muddier.

This isn't the first time that Kate has ditched the perfect princess image and got mucky, as she joined a group of scouts on a camping trip in the Lake District last month. When we think of the royal family attending official engagements, it's always of perfectly coordinated outfits, stiff handshakes with dignitaries and a lot of standing around, but Kate defies convention by engaging in everyday behaviour - just like us!

Alongside cooking, gardening and travelling on public transport, she's also tried out recreational activities like table tennis, shooting hoops, climbing trees and indulging in a favourite British pastime - drinking tea.

Take a look through the gallery above to see Kate doing TOTALLY normal things.

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