25 Moments That Prove Kate Middleton Is a Royal Super Mom

Whether she's with George, Charlotte and Louis or interacting with other kids, Kate Middleton is a master at royal parenting

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Royal mom to the rescue! When Princess Charlotte took a spill on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Trooping the Colour flypast in June 2018, Kate Middleton swooped in. Kate bent down to chat with her visibly-shaken daughter, and then picked up the 3-year-old princess, quickly defusing the moment – and Charlotte was all smiles again in no time.

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No one makes Prince Louis smile quite like mom! The little prince flashed a big toothless grin at his July 2018 christening, clearly happy to be in Kate's arms.

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Kate got to tell her kids that she had a dance with Paddington Bear during a surprise appearance at the cuddly character's namesake train station in London in October of 2017. Kate was pregnant with Louis at time of the twirl, so it won't be a surprise if the little royal is a fan for life!

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Kate also shows off her mom skills with children that aren't her own. For her first engagement back from maternity leave in October of 2018, Kate visited young students from St. Stephen's School in London.

When one inquisitive little girl asked why cameras were taking photos of Kate, the royal mom had a sweet response. "They're picturing you cause you're special!" she said without missing a beat.

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Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte soaked up the sun while cheering on Prince William at a charity polo match in June 2018.

"Kate is a fantastic mum," an onlooker at the match told PEOPLE. "She was calm with the children." Using a British phrase for "run loose," the onlooker says, "She let them have their head."

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When Kate visited Coach Core, a program that trains young people to become coaches and encourages the next generation of athletes, she showed off her tennis skills with the kids — even while wearing heeled booties!

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Stairs in heels while carrying one child and holding hands with another? No problem for Kate! The royal mom made it look easy when arriving in Victoria, Canada, as part of the family's 2016 tour.

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When Kate came across a young boy who looked sick during a royal outing in Coventry in January 2018, she immediately sprang into action.

"Princess Kate came over and give him a sickbag, our little Craig," Carole Flynn, a learning mentor at Corpus Christi primary school, said. "I think he was a little bit overcome."

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Kate beamed while watching Prince George and Princess Charlotte play with bubbles and balloons at a party for military families in Canada during their 2016 tour.

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Kate got help from Cruz Brown, 4, when it came time to unveil a banner at Evelina London Children's Hospital in December 2018.

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Kate always beamed with pride as she debuted each her newborns on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital. Here she is giving the world their first glimpse of Prince Louis in April 2018.

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Mom's got game! Even a pair of sky-high wedges didn't stop Kate from participating in a volleyball game during a 2013 visit to the charity SportsAid.

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Kate has proved that she's not afraid to get a little dirty when it comes to playtime, including at a 2015 polo match where she played with a young Prince George in the grass.

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The royal always makes sure to get on the level of her royal fans, even if it means bending down in a dress!

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Kate will do anything to make her kids smile, even if that means making funny faces! Here she is playing with Prince George as a toddler.

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Kate jumped into mom mode during August 2019's King's Cup sailing race. When Princess Charlotte stuck out her tongue at the gathered crowd, she got a quick scolding!

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Like parents around the world, Kate and Prince William took on the roles of homeschool teachers during the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020.

"We're stuck into homeschooling again," Kate said on ITV's This Morning. "George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte's projects. Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work!"

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Kate took on another role during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I have become a hairdresser in lockdown – much to my children's horror!" she revealed in a video chat with fellow parents.

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When the family stepped out for a Christmas show in December 2020, Kate pulled double duty: cradling Prince Louis on her lap and comforting Princess Charlotte.

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On top of being sister Pippa Middleton's maid of honor at her May 2017 wedding, Kate was in full mom mode with page boy George and bridesmaid Charlotte.

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When Prince Louis made his return to the Buckingham Palace balcony for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the 4-year-old was in a cheeky mood, but nothing a supermom can't handle!

As Louis did everything from making goofy faces to covering his ears during Trooping the Colour, his mom repeatedly reminded her youngest child to take his hands out of his mouth, at one point saying, "Good boy."

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) and Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge (R) attend the Platinum Pageant in London on June 5, 2022 as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations. - The curtain comes down on four days of momentous nationwide celebrations to honour Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee with a day-long pageant lauding the 96-year-old monarch's record seven decades on the throne. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP) (Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Louis was back at it during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, where he stole the show once more with his cheeky antics. The young royal covered his eyes, moved around and made faces at Mom — but she handled it gracefully.

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Kate even had some help from her middle child, Charlotte, who encouraged her brother to sit down in his seat rather than standing up.

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And it all ended with an adorable cuddle!

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Every parent knows that sometimes, you just have to laugh!

After four days of celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Kate and Prince William shared a social media post in which they couldn't help but acknowledge Louis' cheekiness.

"What a fantastic weekend of celebrations. Seeing people across the nation coming together with family, friends and loved ones has been extremely special," they wrote. "Thank you to everyone who turned out to show their gratitude to The Queen and her inspiring 70 years of leadership. From the crowds on the Mall to communities hosting street parties up and down the country, we hope you had a weekend to remember."

The parents of three then quipped, "We all had an incredible time, especially Louis…" with the eyes emoji.

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