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30 Times Being Kate Middleton Is Really Kind Of A Drag

by CafeMom

Being a princess seems glamorous, right? Consider the palaces you’d visit, all the traveling around the world you’d get to do — oh, and the outfits! But sometimes it can be downright exhausting. (Not like we’d know ourselves, but we can imagine.) Sure, Kate Middleton handles her royal duties like a star, but sometimes it’s pretty obvious that being Prince William’s wife and the mother of two little royal kiddos kind of takes its toll.

Once in a while, we’d even go so far as to say we feel a little bit sorry for Kate — you know since her day-to-day life is anything but normal. (Okay, we only feel a little bit sorry, because like we said, look at those palaces.) Honestly, though, there really are certain instances where being a royal must be kind of a drag — even for the woman, we’d all love to be. Just imagine her hectic schedule — she probably rarely gets a break, especially since being a mother is also a full-time job. It must be hard to always have a smile on your face just because cameras are flashing at you 24/7. But hey, these photos just make Kate all the more relatable. (For the record, Kate is doing a pretty inspiring job at juggling all those roles.)

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This article originally appeared on Cafe Mom.

Small Talk

Small Talk

Kate has to make small talk with dignitaries all the time. What if she runs out of things to talk about?

Hand to Hand

Hand to Hand

Kate has to shake the hands of dozens of strangers every day. Here’s hoping none of them has a cold!

Boss Lady

Boss Lady

Kate may be a princess, but the queen is in charge.

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Photo Op

Photo Op

Kate always has to be ready for a photo op. What if she’s not ready?

Let's Get Serious

Let's Get Serious

Princesses always have to attend serious events. Ugh.

Public Record

Public Record

Everything Kate does is public — even her fashion blunders.

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Snooze Fest

Snooze Fest

State dinners seem fun, but probably aren’t.

On the Record

On the Record

When you’re a part of the royal family, there’s no such thing as a private family moment.

Questionable Choices

Questionable Choices

When you’re a celebrity mom, you always have to justify your parenting choices.

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Smile & Wave

Smile & Wave

Much of how Kate spends her time is smiling and waving. It probably gets boring after a while.

Everybody's Judging

Everybody's Judging

After delivering Prince George, her first child, Kate had to publicly present the future king (and her post-baby body) right after giving birth. Can you imagine?

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Newborn

Newborn

Just hours after Kate gave birth to Charlotte, she was already up and smiling for the cameras. That could not have been easy.

All Dressed Up

All Dressed Up

A princess’s life: endless events, endless parades, always in heels.

So Many Hats

So Many Hats

Another day, another big uncomfortable hat.

Entourage

Entourage

There’s no popping in the car to run an errand when you’re a princess. There’s always an entourage.

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Silly Gifts

Silly Gifts

While it’s sweet that so many people want to give the duchess gifts, how do you send a thank-you note for all the silly stuff?

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

Rain or shine, a princess must be a princess.

Let's Party

Let's Party

Kate can never really let loose. Someone’s always watching.

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Good Sport

Good Sport

Even in heels and a short skirt, Kate still has to be a good sport.

Family Photos

Family Photos

Everybody’s taking photos of her kids all the time. That has to get a little weird.

Staged Family Fun

Staged Family Fun

Can’t a gal have a snowball fight with her hubby without a bunch of photogs horning in on the moment? Gah.

Driving Miss Kate

Driving Miss Kate

Sure, it’s nice to be chauffered around, but sometimes Kate probably just wants to hop behind the wheel and put the pedal to the metal.

Feeling Queasy

Feeling Queasy

Can you even imagine what it’s like to be hospitalized for days for horrendous morning sickness, only to be forced to pose for a photo after barfing? This poor woman.

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Faux Pas

Faux Pas

All eyes are always on Kate’s fashion choices. Sometimes that’s a good thing — but sometimes it’s not.

Prim & Proper

Prim & Proper

Under that grin, poor Kate probably just wants to kick her heels off and slip into something more comfortable. It can’t be easy to look that polished all the time.

Public Trantrum

Public Trantrum

It’s bad enough for regular moms when the kids melt down in public. But imagine the pressure Kate must feel as a royal mum when one of her little ones loses it.

Caught Off Guard

Caught Off Guard

Nobody looks picture perfect all the time, but poor Kate has to worry about the paparazzi capturing her every move — even the unflattering ones.

In Charge

In Charge

Gah. She can’t even let loose at her own sister’s wedding. Nope. Instead, she was put in charge of all the kids. What a bummer.

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Never Satisfied

Never Satisfied

Kate has already produced two precious little royal heirs and has a third one on the way, but at every turn, somebody is inquiring about when she’ll have the next one. Must get kinda old after awhile.

No Date Nights

No Date Nights

Have you ever heard of these two going out for dinner and a movie? Nope. Every time they’re in public, it’s for some sort of royal engagement. How romantic.