30 Times The Paparazzi Have Caught Kate Middleton Off Guard

By Nick Hadji 10 months ago

1. Wine O'Clock

Wine Drinking.(Image/ Source: Good Housekeeping)It seems that Kate can drink wine with the best of them! While the Queen might opt for a more delicate gin and tonic or a glass of Dubonnet, it seems that the Duchess is a big fan of glugging bold, heavy red wines. And judging by the size of that glass, Kate Middleton can definitely hold her own. We salute you Kate!Original content sourced from Femanin.com

2. Roller Disco

Kate Roller Disco.(Image/ Source: Elle)Who can say no to a cheeky roller disco session? Kate Middleton can’t! Here she is stepping out to the Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco at the Renaissance Rooms in South London back in 2008. She’s beaming in her very jazzy outfit, complete with green sequins, yellow hotpants and pink legwarmers. We hope the Queen approves.

3. Clubbing

Clubbing.(Image/ Source: Splash News)We would never EVER see an image of Kate Middleton like this these days, but like everyone else, she had a few wild nights out during her time at university. Here’s a very young and tanned Duchess climbing into a cab after a few too many drinks.  It’s nice to see she had so much fun before her Royal commitments!

4. Clubbing with Pippa

Kate and Pippa's night out.(Image/ Source: Elle)Another one from the archives. Kate and Pippa Middleton were big on sisterly nights out back in the day, and this snap from 2007 shows them gearing up for another night on the tiles. Apparently the pair were on their way to super-cool night Mahiki in London- and it seems like the girls are VERY excited indeed.

5. Walking the dog

Walking the dog.(Image/ Source: Splash News)Like the rest of us, Kate is a keen dog lover. The Duchess will occasionally take her black English cocker spaniel Lupo for a walk in Kensington Park, which actually borders Kensington Palace. And every once in a while, the paparazzi will hang out there in the hope of getting an off-duty snap of the Duchess!

6. A cosy moment with Will

Kate and Will.(Image/ Source: Splash News)The Royals don’t normally do public displays of affection. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip were never actually pictured having a snuggle, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana were the same. But it seems that Kate and Will have broken the mould! Here they are enjoying a cute moment together in the rain. Bless em.

7. Concert

Kate Nelson Mandela Concert.(Image/ Source: Elle)Kate's a big fan of music, so it’s no great surprise that the young Duchess attended the 46664 concert event to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at Hyde Park in 2008. We don’t often see Kate Middleton taking part in “normal” activities with her friends, so fans were ecstatic to see the Royal letting her hair down for once.

8. Running Errands

Running errands.(Image/ Source: Matt Keeble/ Andy Robinson/Splash News)Before she became an official Royal, Kate had to pick up her dry cleaning just like the rest of us. As she started to become more famous, it became difficult for the future Duchess to run her errands without being chased by hordes of paparazzi. Apparently she still runs her own errands when she can though!

9.  Sorting her husband's face out

Kate cleaning her husband's face.(Image/ Source: Getty Images)Sometimes, even the Royals get messy faces from eating. In the exclusive Royal Box at Wimbledon no less! Luckily, Kate Middleton’s on hand to sort out William’s appearance. It’s yet another moment that shows that the couple are much more relaxed than the rest of the Royal Family when it comes to cute PDAs.

10. Cheltenham Races

Cheltenham Races.(Image/ Source: Phil Cole/ Getty Images)Kate Middleton is no stranger to Royal sports- in fact, she’s quite a big fan of racing and polo. Here she is at Cheltenham Festival back in March 2008, where she’s getting acquainted with David Nicholson Mares Hurdle on day four of the popular racing tournament. Top marks for her demure racing attire.

11. Dealing with Charlotte's tantrums

Charlotte's tantrums.(Image/ Source: Splash News)As every mum out there will probably know, tantrums will always happen- whether you’re royalty or not! While young Charlotte has had a fair few public meltdowns over the past few years, mum Kate Middleton has handled them like an absolute trooper. It seems like she’s a seasoned pro at this parenting lark…

12. Archery Disasters

Kate and Will archery.(Image/ Source: Splash News)We absolutely love this photo of Kate and Will. No airs, no graces- just pure unscripted chaos. While Prince William was keen to show off his archery ‘skills’, wife Kate Middleton was slightly concerned about his technique. Safe to say Will didn’t quite hit the target he wanted, much to Kate’s amusement.

13. Rowing Team

Kate's rowing team.(Image/ Source: Justin Goff/ Getty Images)Kate Middleton was a big fan of rowing back in the day, and would often practice with her team on the River Thames. The Duchess was a member of The Sisterhood Cross Channel, but her beckoning Royal status didn’t change her relationships with her team. She would work just as hard as everyone else, and occasionally lead training sessions for new members of the club.

14.  Nursery Time

Kate at nursery.(Image/ Source: Splash News)Kate Middleton has been a natural with children since the get-go. Here’s the dedicated mum of three looking relaxed and happy at a super-cute parents and toddlers nursery session with an adorable baby George, who seemed to enjoy all of the attention! And he seems very interested in that green tambourine…

15. More rowing

Kate's rowing.(Image/ Source: Samir Hussein/ WireImage/ Getty Images)It seems like the Duchess has made a new friend! Kate and Will are BIG fans of the Kings Cup regatta, which is a marquee sailing event. The couple took part in 2019 tournament, where Will came third. Unfortunately for the uber-competitive Duchess, her team came last. And the losers of the competition are traditionally given a hilariously large wooden spoon, naturally.

16.  Six Nations

Six Nations Outing.(Image/ Source: David Davies/ PA Images/ Getty Images)We love it when the Royal family decide to go incognito. Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry were snapped flying under the radar at the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship in Twickenham in February 2007, and they looked the absolute picture of happiness. Well, William and Kate did anyway!

17. Mum Duties

Mum Duty(Image/ Source: Splash News)It’s a good job Kate is fighting fit! All of her sporting activities seem to be coming in handy when it comes to running around after her kids, George, Charlotte and Louis. Here the Duchess is charging around after the little ones at a polo match picnic that husband Will is competing in. Stay hydrated Kate!

18. Wimbledon drama

Kate Middleton Wimbledon.(Image/ Source: Karwai Tang/ WireImage/ Getty Images)Nothing breaks Kate Middleton’s Royal composure more than sport. The Duchess can be relied on for some super-expressive faces while she’s watching matches, and Wimbledon is no different! Here she is absolutely losing it when one of the tournament’s favourites, Sabine Lisicki, crashed out of the championships.

19. School Days

School days.(Image/ Source: Splash News)How adorable is the Duchess? We always had a feeling she was a cute kid, and it seems like our hunch was right. Here she is during her school days at St Andrew’s Prep School in Eastbourne, where she was already practising that winning smile of hers. We can see the same features that all three of her children have too!

20. Charms practice

Kate Harry Potter tour.(Image/ Source: Paul Rogers/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images)Kate Middleton gets all the perks. While visiting the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio in Watford, the Duchess was presented with a wand in Diagon Alley. She quickly got to work on some seriously impressive spells with the kids, and she looked like she was enjoying every minute. Hermione Granger would be proud!

21. When she threw a snowball in Wills' face

Kate and Will Snowballs.(Image/ Source: Getty Images)What started out as a cute photo opportunity quickly turned into chaos when Kate and Will went on a luxury skiing holiday. Thanks to her excellent throwing technique, the Duchess ended up hitting Prince William square in the face with a huge snowball, which she naturally found hilarious. Poor Wills!

22. Sunbathing

Kate Middleton Sunbathing.(Image/ Source: Max Mumby/Indigo/Contributor/Getty Images)Before she became an official Royal, Kate was much more relaxed with her style. Here she is in a cute red and polka dot number while sunbathing with her sister Pippa. The pair were spotted enjoying a few giggles while they were attending the Chakravarty Cup charity polo match, which Prince William was competing in.

23. Hat Shopping

Kate Middleton hat shopping.(Image/ Source: Getty Images)Another day, another fashion power move. Kate Middleton’s choices were pretty brave back in the day (remember that cowboy hat?) and her taste in charity shop bargains was no different. Here she is trying on a uber-fancy fedora, much to the amusement of staff. If anyone can pull it off, Kate Middleton definitely can!

24.  On a break from Will

Kate and Will take a break.(Image/ Source: Mel Bouzad/Contributor/Getty Images)Will and Kate briefly split back in 2007, and fans were absolutely devastated. The paparazzi snapped Kate looking pretty subdued while she went for a coffee in London, but fortunately, this didn’t last. Prince William and Kate Middleton reconciled a few months later, and they’ve been going strong ever since.

25.  Young Love

Kate and Will early days.(Image/ Source: The Middleton Family/Handout/Getty Images)How cute are Kate and Wills? Here they are in the VERY early days of their relationship, where they were quite content without all their Royal duties. This photo was taken at the Prince’s graduation ceremony at St Andrew’s University in Scotland, and it seems Kate was ecstatic to be by his side. Awwwww.

26. Hockey Days

Kate Middleton hockey days.(Image/ Source: WPA Pool/Getty Images)Another one from Kate’s school days. True to form, the Duchess decided to get stuck into sports while she was at school, and her time at St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne, Berkshire was no different. Here she is posing with her adorable hockey team in the late 1980s. We wouldn’t be surprised if she was captain!

27. Family life in Jordan

Kate, Pippa and their dad Michael.(Image/ Source: The Middleton Family/Handout/Getty Images)During her childhood, Kate Middleton actually lived in Jerash, Jordan with her family. Here’s a cute snap of a very young Duchess with sister Pippa and their dad Michael during their two and a half year stay in the Middle East. We absolutely love Kate’s dress! She doesn’t look too happy about having her picture taken though…

28. Chased by the paparazzi

The Duchess chased by paparazzi.(Image/ Source: Splash News)Now she’s a fully-fledged Duchess, Kate usually always has a smile for the press. But when she first started dating Prince William, Kate definitely found her newfound fame a struggle from time to time. The Royal clearly wasn’t in the mood to be chased by paparazzi as she ran a quick errand in London back in 2008.

29. Farm Life

Kate on the farm.(Image/ Source: Getty Images)We know Kate loses all her Royal decorum at sporting events- but it seems this also happens when she’s around animals! Here’s the Duchess of Cambridge looking absolutely delighted as she pets a cute fuzzy lamb at a farm. She even admitted that she’d “secretly like to be a Royal farmer”… Watch this space!

30. Making fun of Will... again

Kate and Will VR.(Image/ Source: Getty Images)Another photo opp, another chance to poke fun at Will! As the couple attended an exclusive tech event, Wills couldn’t resist getting stuck into a fancy VR headset. While the Prince was getting immersed in all things Virtual Reality, wife Kate was cackling alongside him. Good job Prince William is a good sport!

31. Telling Off Prince Louis

(Image/ Source: The Mirror)Even little Princes act like children sometimes. We love this picture, at 4 years old Prince Louis reacts as any little boy would after having to sit for hours and hours for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. What a little character. Kate is calmly trying to make him stop.

32. ...And Then Being Told Off By Prince Louis

(Image/ Source: The Sun)It seems that Prince Louis did not like what his mother was saying and he wasn't having any of it. He caused quite the stir at the Platinum Jubilee as Kate Middleton quietly tries to control and berate him. It's a long day for anyone never mind a four year old.

33. Forcing The Small Talk

(Image/ Source: Cafemom)When Kate Middleton first started her royal duties, she found the constant small talk and mingling a little bit hard work. But, she soon got into her stride and now she's a complete natural. It seems that he's got the avid attention of two people here.

34. Getting Stuck In On The Adventure Course

(Image/ Source: Cafemom)Kate Middleton is always a good sport - literally. She never refuses to get stuck in and she always has a smile on her face whilst doing it. Her she was with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets for the reopening of the Windermere Adventure Training Centre. She looks like she's having a great time.

35. Hours After Giving Birth

(Image/ Source: Cafemom)Poor Kate, just hours after giving birth to Princess Charlotte. Child birth is hard enough, without having to appear before the whole country just hours afterward to present your brand new baby. But such is the royal custom. We feel for her, so much for rest and recovery.

36. Looking A Little Bit Bored

(Image/ Source: Cafemom)The two of them were leaving their residence in Poland before heading to a garden party for the Queen's birthday celebration. Usually Kate Middleton is the master of being all smiles. But, she's only human and the constant public appearances and long events must get a little wearing.

37. Having A Moment With The Queen

(Image/ Source: The Sun)Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton have established a good relationship, and here we can see them having a private moment together as Kate Middleton says something and the pair of them smile. They do look genuinely fond of one another in this photograph.

38. She Gets Stuck In For Charity

(Image/ Source: Cafemom)Kate never refuses to get stuck in at any event - even if it requires jumping in high wedges and remaining dignified- we all know that's tough. Here she was appearing with the royals in support of the Unicef charity event. She's definitely got a flair for sports.

39. Mummy And Auntie Duties

(Image/ Source: The Mirror)This photo was from Pippa Middleton's Wedding back in 2017, when the royal children were just little tots. And not only is Kate in charge of her own for the day, but also her sisters. She's got the 5 of them running after her, we can imagine this was hard work.

40. Enjoying A Cheeky Sip Of Champagne

(Image Source: Cafemom)At these events Kate Middleton is expected to make and effort and talk to every man and his dog (the royal or very important ones of course) so there isn't actually a chance to unwind - or take a little sip of champagne. Finally, she's managed a cheeky sip but you can see she's seized the opportunity whilst it came.

41. Kate Holding A Giant Blow Up Duck

(Image Source: Cafemom)This was at Kensington Leisure centre. And, somebody had given her this rather random gift. A blow up duck probably isn't the first this that comes to mind when you're buying a gift for a duchess. Nonetheless, she's managing to look very pleased with it.

42. Doing The Supermarket Shop

(Image Source/ DailyMail )Doing the supermarket shop is not something we expect to see a member of the royal family do. But Kate has always been set on raising her family in a way that is as normal as she possibly can whilst being married to the prince. She   could easily have sent someone to do it before her but she likes to be independent.

43. During Her South East Asia Tour

(Image/ Source: blogspot) It is evident to us all that Kate Middleton is a caring human being, who loves children. This photo was taken during her tour of south east Asia with her husband. The pair of them dropped in at some local schools to see the work they do to support children less privileged. Here she's caught off guard in a heartwarming moment.

44. Getting Her Heel Stuck Down A drain

(Image/ Source: BBC)There's nothing you can do when you get your high heel caught down a drain (it happens to the best of us), even with her lessons of royal etiquette there's no way to avoid this happening from time to time. It is just unfortunate that it was during a royal parade with everybody watching.

45. Showing Her Competitive Side Again

(Image/ Source: The Telegraph)Every time Kate Middleton gets stuck in with sports, she doesn't do it by halves. We can certainly see her competitive side coming out here as she wants to beat the prince. It's one of the rare times where she can drop her composure and get stuck in.

46. An Emotional Moment

(Image/ Source: Cafemom)Here the royals were attending the Glade of Light memorial. Which, was a memorial to remember those that had died in the Manchester arena bombing attack. As Prince William gave a very heartfelt and emotional speech Kate Middleton shed some tears as she felt for those families still living with grief.

47. Her Top Riding Up

(Image/ Source: Cafemom)We love how Kate Middleton leaves her airs and graces so that she can fully commit to whatever activity is presented in front of her. And,here she's jumping and reaching for the volleyball whilst her top flies up. We will blame royal protocol since active wear does not seem to be deemed acceptable.

48. Pulling Her Face

(Image/ Source: blogspot)Look we all pull out faces, it's just that most of us are not followed around by paparazzi every second of the day. So of course when Kate drops her guard for a moment we all see it. She certainly looks disgruntled here and it's far from her usual put together appearance.

49. Celebrations All Round

(Image/ Source: celebspotter)Here husband and wife are celebrating harder than anybody, as they cheer for the British win at the Olympic cycling event. What more can you want than a Prince and Duchess passionate about their country? We love the way they have dropped their guards in a moment of pride.

50. Young Love

(Image/ Source: Pinterest)The pair of them are much younger here, in fact Prince William looks a little bit like Harry here. The two of them are enjoying a moment of affection, completely unaware that they are being followed and photographed. PDA is unusual for royal couples.