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Must-Read Kate Middleton Quotes That Prove She's Already a Queen

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From her elegant style to her nurturing nature to her sweet parenting skills, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has won a place in our hearts over the years. We’ve watched her evolve from a shy teenager in love with a Prince to a confident woman who now commands a room and global attention. With her involvement and dedication to a great number of charities focused on children, mental health, and addiction, the Duchess is paving her own way when it comes to her place in royal history books.

Kate has also left us with some charming, insightful, and relatable quotes on everything from parenting to marriage to Princess Diana. Below, our curated list of some of the best Kate Middleton quotes that prove she’s already a queen.

On Staying True to Herself

“I’m still very much Kate.”

“My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.”

“When I was growing up, I was very lucky. My family was the most important thing to me. They provided me with somewhere safe to grow and learn, and I know I was fortunate not to have been confronted by serious adversity at a young age.”

“By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my Granny made.”

On Her Own Quirks

“Everyone teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting. So I think I’ve still got to learn a little bit more and to pick up a few more tips, I suppose.”

“I don’t know if I have a favorite color.”

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On Being a Parent

“You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.”

“Parenting is tough.”

“Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together.”

“We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older.”

“From taking photographs of George and Charlotte, I have been struck by the wonderful lack of self-consciousness that you see in photographs of children, without the self-awareness that adults generally feel.”

“Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that.”

“Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge. Even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.”

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On Her Relationship with Prince William

“Actually William wasn’t there for quite a bit of the time initially, he wasn’t there for Freshers Week, so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other but we did become very close friends from quite early.”

“He’s so lucky to be going out with me.”

“Well I think if you really go out with someone for quite a long time you do get to know each other very, very well, you go through the good times, you go through the bad times. You know both personally, but also within a relationship as well.”

“I think as any mother would be she was absolutely over the moon. And actually we had quite an awkward situation because I knew and I knew that William had asked my father but I didn’t know if my mother knew.”

“I think at the time I wasn’t very happy about it [marriage], but actually it made me a stronger person, you find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realized. I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me as well, although I didn’t think it at the time.”

On Her Royal Duties

“It’s obviously nerve-wracking, because I don’t know the ropes really, William is obviously used to it, but I’m willing to learn quickly and work hard.”

“The most memorable engagement for me, I suppose, was an away-day to Leicester. I went without William, so I was rather apprehensive about that.”

“I think there is a real art to walkabouts.”

“I find doing speeches nerve wrecking.”

“Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.”

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in the society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life.”

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On the Royal Family

“I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas. And I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present. I was thinking, ‘Gosh, what should I give her?’. I thought, ‘I’ll make her something.’ Which could have gone horribly wrong. But I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney.”

“I was quite nervous about meeting William’s father, but he was very, very welcoming, very friendly, it couldn’t have gone easier really for me.”

“The Queen was really thrilled that we’d had a little girl, and when we came back here to Kensington, she was one of her first visitors.”

On Mental Health

“Together with open conversations and greater understanding, we can ensure that attitudes for mental health change and children receive the support they deserve.”

“The attitudes towards mental health must change.”

“We have heard time and time again in the course of our work how talking can help heal the hidden challenges we can’t deal with alone.”

“All of us know someone who has been through difficult emotional times, and we know how hard it can be to see a way forward.”

“Around a third of parents still worry that they will look like a bad mother or father if their child has a mental health problem. Parenting is hard enough without letting prejudices stop us from asking for the help we need for ourselves and our children.”

On Children’s Health and Well-Being

“Parents, teachers, and other school staff need the tools to help these young people early in their lives. And the earlier, the better. It is proven that early action prevents problems later in life.”

“Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved – we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.”

“Around-the-clock support is crucial for children receiving palliative care. They and their families often need help every hour of every day, both in hospices and at home.”

“We need to help young people and their parents understand that it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help.”

“Some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.”

“Every child deserves to grow up knowing their potential and feeling confident that they won’t fall at the first hurdle – that they cope with life’s setbacks.”

“With the right help, children have a good chance of overcoming their issues while they are still young and can have the bright future they deserve.”

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