Is Kate Middleton a beautiful woman? Of course, everyone might have a different answer to that question. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when it comes to the Duchess of Cambridge, some people will say that she’s the most beautiful royal in the world. Others will say that she’s just another commoner with average looks. There seems to be very little in between. Either way, there’s no denying that there is something about Kate Middleton that made Prince William fall in love with her and ultimately make her his wife. It might have taken ten long years to get where she is, but let’s not forget that Kate is the future Queen of England. As a result, she is definitely under the microscope.
With that being said, there are plenty of people out there who absolutely love Kate. They love everything about her style, her fashion and of course, her hair. Others think she’s just another work-allergic and lazy royal who could be doing more than just smiling and waving during her public appearances. Who can say who has the right view of Kate Middleton? Of course, none of us really know her. For Kate Middleton, she has just as many critics as she does fans. But as we are about to show you, the Duchess doesn’t always have the best hair days or the most perfect head-to-toe ensembles. As a matter of fact, here are 15 photos of Kate Middleton that make her look less than attractive.
16 Her Sense Of Style Leaves A Lot To Be Desired
Now, I know that fans of the royal family are always talking a lot about Kate Middleton’s beauty (or lack thereof according to some harsh critics out there) but is she a fashion icon? That’s something that is easily up for debate. Yes, she always makes headlines for the beautiful dresses that she wears on the red carpet, but nothing really stands out as being iconic. In fact, we can’t remember what Kate wore during her last royal engagement, let alone a favorite dress that stands out in our mind.
It seems like Kate’s fashions come and go pretty quickly. Yes, the clothes she wears sell out within minutes at department stores, but it’s not like you really see women wearing the “Kate look” while out and about, right? With that being said, we wouldn't call her a fashion icon just yet.
15 No Stiff Upper Lip
A lot of people have been saying that Kate Middleton is a huge breath of fresh air for the royal family and that’s mostly because she’s so different. She wasn’t raised the same way Prince William was and she wants to change the way the royal family operates. It might not be easy, but Kate wants to get rid of the royal stiff upper lip stigma that has plagued the royals for so many years.
"Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings," Prince William once shared. "Over the past year we have visited a number of schools together where we have been amazed listening to children talk about some quite difficult subjects in a clear and emotionally articulate way, something most adults would struggle with." Clearly she wants to bring about some changes in the royal family.
14 Personal Struggles
Yes, Kate Middleton is the future Queen of England. But she often deals with her personal struggles too and according to the Duchess, it isn’t always easy. Motherhood has been especially challenging for her in recent years. Her life might look perfect from the outside, but it really isn’t.
Kate once explained, "However, at times it has also been a huge challenge – even for me, who has support at home that most mothers do not. 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. Your fundamental identity changes overnight. You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual, to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost."
13 The Crown Jewels
But now that Kate Middleton has access to most of the crown jewels and tiaras in the royal family, it definitely adds a little shine and sparkle to her evening looks. As a matter of fact, Kate loves to wear tiaras she either borrowed from Queen Elizabeth herself or ones that her late mother-in-law Princess Diana used to wear.
Yet, the moment that tiara comes off, Kate Middleton looks like a different person (but of course we could definitely say that about anyone!). Yet, should jewelry really make a woman? Shouldn’t Kate Middleton shine without her accessories? There are a lot of people out there that can easily look like a million dollars without having to spend a million dollars, if you know what I mean. Does Kate need finery to look her best?
12 Her Feud With Camilla Parker-Bowles
If there’s one thing that is kind of ugly about Kate Middleton, it’s her ongoing feud with her husband’s stepmother, Camilla Parker-Bowles. Now, we don’t know exactly what is going on behind closed palace doors, but one thing is for certain: these two women always look very awkward whenever they are with each other in public. There’s no denying that their body language is telling us that they don’t get along.
Plus, it’s not like Camilla is inviting Kate over for tea and biscuits on any given afternoon. Word has it that the two women are jealous of one another and if we want to believe it, power-hungry, too. Royal life really doesn’t surprise us, especially when you have a bunch of queens and kings battling for power at the top!
11 Her Appearance
If there’s one thing that Kate Middleton always makes headlines for, it’s her appearance. And it is not always in a positive sense. It almost seems as though Kate Middleton looks frail, fragile, sick or as if she’s lost a ton of weight that no one can explain. Sure, she is a very athletic woman, but we don’t hear about Kate joining her local gym, running marathons or attending weekly yoga classes. In fact, there’s no proof that says she works out at all!
Now, Kate can do whatever she wants in her free time, but her fans do get very concerned about her appearance. For some, they think it’s a cry for help. Others believe that she’s just super stressed as a royal. Plus, what is up with her bad posture? Shouldn’t someone say something to her?
10 Her Relationship With Other Royals
We have to ask: does Kate Middleton get along with anyone else in the British royal family? That’s what people have been asking for a very long time now. We believe that she doesn’t get along with Camilla, but what about William’s cousins, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice?
It’s doubtful that the three women ever spend time with each other. There have even been reports indicating that Beatrice and Eugenie often struggle with the fact that Kate is always in the spotlight, and not them. After all, they are the ones with the royal blood here. Yet it’s Kate who is always in the limelight, regardless of who else is there or behind her for that matter. And that’s where you can almost always find Beatrice and Eugenie. They are never in the front.
9 Personal Values
It’s safe to say that Kate Middleton often gets bullied online, especially in the comments section of some of the biggest news sites out there. But we will give credit where credit is due: Kate isn’t the kind of girl who would fight back or say something awful in public. It’s just not part of her DNA.
Kate once said in the past, "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. That is why William and I want to teach our little children, George and Charlotte just how important these things are as they grow up. In my view it is just as important as excelling at math or sport."
8 What She Thinks About Relationships
Now, we don't know what kind of marriage Prince William and Kate Middleton have, but what we do know is that something is still going on in the bedroom because the couple is expecting their third child. And we also know that they DO like each other, otherwise Kate wouldn't be putting up with so much royal B.S. that comes her way, right?
Here's what she's said about relationships in the past: "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."
7 She’s Sometimes Lonely
Yes, Kate Middleton is a household name. She’s also one of the most photographed women in the world. But she admits that sometimes she does get lonely and especially behind closed palace doors, too. You’d think that she would always be surrounded by her best friends and her closest family members, but that’s not always the case. To make things worse, motherhood has made her life even more lonely. That’s because she spends so much time with her kids and not enough with actual adults.
“It is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated, but actually so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through," Kate said earlier this year during a meeting with women at the Global Academy. "It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you."
6 2018 Will Be A Huge Year For Her
It’s without a doubt that 2018 is going to be a very busy year for the Duchess of Cambridge and her family. First off, she’s expecting her third child in April. With three children under the age of 5, her hands are going to be full! Secondly, she is going to have a brand new sister-in-law when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in May. Kate won’t be the only female star in the royal family anymore.
With so many changes in store, it’ll be interesting to see if Kate can keep up with it all. Sure, she’s managed so far, but 2018 might prove to be the most challenging year on record for the young royal. Watch this space! In the meantime, we will all be eagerly anticipating what is next for Kate.
5 The Kate Effect
Yes, a lot of people have said that there is definitely something special about Kate Middleton. That’s because whatever she wears in public manages to sell out within minutes. It’s long been called “The Kate Effect” and it’s done wonders for small designers who have managed to become huge international stars in the fashion world, thanks to Kate.
But then again, a lot of people say that the right kind of clothes and accessories can definitely transform a person. We’ve seen it in the before and after photos with Kate. The “Kate Effect” only began to work after she married Prince William and gained access to some of the best clothes money can buy. Before then, she looked like just any other girl in Great Britain. There was really nothing special about her or her style.
4 Her Jealousy Of Meghan Markle
We have a feeling that we’ve seen nothing yet, especially when it comes to royal drama. Now that Prince Harry is engaged to get married to Meghan Markle, she’ll be spending much more time at Kensington Palace. And because she’s a Hollywood actress who is more media-savvy than Kate Middleton, she’ll know exactly what to say and how to say it whenever she’s in front of a camera. And chances are, she’ll end up making Kate Middleton jealous of her talents in the process, too.
Plus, there’s no denying that Meghan Markle is a very beautiful woman, too. Some would even say that she’s hot, too. But is she more gorgeous than Kate Middleton? I’m sure we’ll be getting plenty of side-by-side comparisons of the two ladies very soon!
3 Comparisons To Princess Diana
This has got to be tough on just about anyone, regardless of whether or not you are a royal. I mean, there aren’t a lot of people out there that get along well with their mother-in-laws, but could you imagine having to constantly be compared to your mother-in-law and all of her past accomplishments? That’s what Kate Middleton deals with on a daily basis.
There’s no denying that Princess Diana was and will always be her generation’s icon. But for Kate, that puts a lot of pressure on her because people expect her to be just as great as Diana, if not better. But so far, that hasn’t happened. Kate has yet to show the world that she is as passionate as her charity work and her causes as Diana once was.
2 Is She The Most Beautiful Royal?
Again, is Kate Middleton the most beautiful royal in the British monarchy right now? Well, it all depends on who you ask. While there’s no denying that the Duchess of Cambridge is definitely the most popular figure, a lot of people wouldn’t necessarily call her the most stunning person in the royal family. That’s because the title goes to Prince William and Prince Harry’s cousin, Lady Amelia Windsor.
According to reports, Lady Amelia Windsor is often called the most beautiful woman in Britain by different magazines and publications. And if you’ve seen her pictures, you’ll know exactly what we mean. The girl is a stunner! She’s also model material, too. There’s no denying that the camera loves her and maybe just a little more than Kate, too. The world is yet to find out about her, though.
1 She Is A Very Divisive Person
Now that we’ve laid this all out for you, what do you think? Is Kate Middleton a one of a kind royal? Can she even hold a candle to someone so iconic and beautiful like Princess Diana? Did Prince William hit the jackpot with her? We might never know. If there’s one thing that we do know though, it’s that Kate Middleton does have a tough job. She’s always scrutinized by the media and the public and often she can’t catch a break. Either she’s not doing enough, not saying enough, or simply not good enough. Being a royal might be one of the best jobs in the world, or it could also be anyone's worst nightmare. It all depends on how you approach it, right?