It’s safe to say that the public is pretty much obsessed with Kate Middleton — and it’s not hard to understand why. She’s gorgeous, her style is always on point, she’s perfectly poised. She’s truly regal. But so is everyone else in the royal family. What is it about Kate that draws us in?
It might be the fact that before she became a royal, she was kind of just a normal person. I mean, sure, she was always gorgeous, but 10 years ago, she looked a little bit more like the rest of us while she navigated life in her 20s during the ’00s. And because she was more like us, she’s totally relatable — and even gives us hope that, someday, we could magically transform into a part of Britain’s elite.
OK, that’s a little far-fetched. But we’re still obsessed with Kate. Check out these pictures and little-known facts that prove Kate Middleton is just like us. Or she used to be, anyway.
Originally published July 2016. Updated July 2017.