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40 Of Kate Middleton’s Best Casual Looks

by CafeMom

Ah, Kate Middleton. We know her best when she’s gracing us in beautiful ball gowns, tiaras, and painful-looking heels. However, every once and a while, the Duchess of Cambridge removes all of her royal garb and opts for something a little more low-key. Kate has engagement after engagement to attend, so it makes sense she wouldn’t want to wear her best stuff all the time. One can only wear so many elegant dresses before it gets to be a little old. Kate has never shown signs that she’s tired of wearing the royally approved outfits, but we’re sure she’s glad to have a few days where she can throw on a pair of jeans and sneakers and call it good.

And we’re grateful, too! We like to see that Kate is just a regular ol’ mom … except for the fact that she lives in a castle and has a royal title, but that’s beside the point. Kate’s not immune to the everyday annoyances that we all face, and so sometimes, we can imagine that she just doesn’t feel like putting in the extra effort. Sure, she could wear dresses and heels to every single royal event and get away with it, but honestly, who would ever want to do that? So, there have been numerous occasions where Kate has stepped out in jeans, athletic pants, and dare we say it … sweatshirts. Plus, there are those days when the duchess says no to the heels and chooses sneakers or flats.

Kate Middleton … she’s just like us! Sort of.

Not a believer? Well here are 40 times the Duchess of Cambridge ditched the typical royal garb and wore something a little more casual.

This article originally appeared on Cafe Mom.

Beer Gal

Beer Gal

Who says a duchess can’t enjoy a nice liter of beer? Cheers, Miss Middleton!

Off to the Races

Off to the Races

The competition was on with these two, and luckily, Kate had on the perfect outfit to win the day.

Charitable Kate

Charitable Kate

Kate went with a classic striped sweater for her visit with some young runners.

Sundress Casual

Sundress Casual

Kate’s casual dress look is still more put-together than our best fancy outfits. Oh to be a duchess.

Ready for the Slopes

Ready for the Slopes

Now, Kate was pregnant at the time, so we doubt she did any actual skiing, but she did look darn cute in the outfit!

Royal Tracks

Royal Tracks

Here we have a rare appearance of Kate in …. joggers? Seriously, is there anything this duchess can’t wear?

Dressed in Green

Dressed in Green

Dark green is definitely Kate’s color. She looks amazing!

Winter's Best

Winter's Best

It’s hard to look casual, cozy, and adorable in the wintertime, but well, this is Kate Middleton we’re talking about here.

Kate's Return

Kate's Return

For Kate’s first royal engagement after her maternity leave for Prince Louis, she went a little bit more low-key than some of her other official outfits. Guess she wanted to ease back into things first!

The School Outfit

The School Outfit

Kate seems to have a particular vibe she’s going for whenever she visits a school. We dig it!

The Mom Outfit

The Mom Outfit

Sure, she was on official royal business while wearing this outfit, but it sure does look like something any mom of three would wear!

Olympic Ensemble

Olympic Ensemble

The Olympics need to return to London sometime soon so we can see Kate in her sporty outfits again.

Sporty Kate

Sporty Kate

Just because she’s a duchess doesn’t mean she can’t rock some sneakers like the rest of us.

Jeans ... But Make Them Royal

Jeans ... But Make Them Royal

Kate certainly knows how to rock a pair of black skinny jeans.

Cozy Sweater

Cozy Sweater

Boy does that sweater look comfy. Cashmere, Kate?

Tennis Time

Tennis Time

Kate really got into the casual vibe when she went to play tennis with some kiddos. We love our down-to-earth duchess!

Semi-Casual

Semi-Casual

Even though this outfit seems  put-together, it’s actually pretty casual as far as royal ensembles go.

Time for the Farm

Time for the Farm

OK — we don’t know what’s more adorable: this picture or Kate’s outfit.

MVP

MVP

You know you’re a pretty important person when even the most casual of outfits has “The Duchess of Cambridge” written on the back.

Supporting the Marathon

Supporting the Marathon

The ultimate trio went out to support the London Marathon, and they all looked wonderfully casual.

The Early Days

The Early Days

Back in 2012, Kate and Will went to watch some of the Olympic Games in London, and Kate showed up in a tank top. Bold move, Katherine.

With the Cub Scouts

With the Cub Scouts

If we didn’t know any better, we’d say this was a photo from Kate pre-HRH status days.

Royals in India

Royals in India

Kate and William are the epitome of casual and cool in this photo.

Military Vibes

Military Vibes

When Kate goes casual, she sure does love the look of army green and tan coats. We have to say, it certainly is a good style for her!

Sundress and Natural Hair

Sundress and Natural Hair

We love when Kate embraces her more natural side, and this yellow sundress is definitely one she should keep around.

Sports in Wedges

Sports in Wedges

Kate Middleton … what an icon. She can pull off a casual outfit and jump around in wedges. Well played, duchess.

So Tropical

So Tropical

It’s not a roundup of Kate’s best casual outfits without this gem. It doesn’t get more laid back than that.

In the Grass With George

In the Grass With George

Kate was on official mom duty, so of course she needed a more laid-back outfit.

Printed Pants

Printed Pants

Now this is a rarity. Kate doesn’t usually go bold with her pants, but we think she should start doing it more often.

Nautical Kate

Nautical Kate

Kate was clearly born for the seas! And to be a royal, of course.

Safari Ready

Safari Ready

Kate can add Queen of the Jungle to her list of royal titles.

Business Casual

Business Casual

Kate looks like she’s ready for a day at the office. And she was … in a manner of speaking!

Showing Off Skills

Showing Off Skills

Kate has some serious tennis skills, so if her whole royal thing doesn’t work out, then she has a solid backup plan.

Hanging With Lupo

Hanging With Lupo

Kate always goes casual for the charity polo match, but this time she had an extra-adorable accessory!

Scout Training

Scout Training

Kate attended scout training with some kiddos, and boy did she have the perfect outfit for the occasion.

Quality Time With George

Quality Time With George

A striped shirt and casual jeans are all part of Kate’s official mom uniform.

Too Good to Believe

Too Good to Believe

Kate Middleton … Duchess of Cambridge … in a hoodie?? We never thought we’d see the day.

Time for Rugby

Time for Rugby

We think this just goes to show that Kate doesn’t have to live her entire life in a dress and heels.

More Jeans

 More Jeans

Seriously … we love our duchess in jeans.

Safety First

Safety First

Make a life vest look fashionable? Check.