She may be a future queen, but the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middelton, doesn't take herself too seriously. The pregnant royal is often seen publicly laughing and joking with Prince William and other members of the royal family, and her laid-back approach has clearly endeared Kate to fans around the world.
Much like fun-loving Prince Harry and wisecracking Prince William, the duchess fits in easily with the younger members of the royal family. Her easygoing smile delights crowds everywhere she goes, not to mention her good-humoured husband, who always appreciates a jab from his playful wife.
It’s not only William who is easily charmed by the duchess. During Commonwealth day this week, Kate and her father-in-law, Prince Charles, were seen earnestly sharing a giggle and laying those nasty feud rumours to rest.
It’s a frequent scene between the two. From garden parties at Buckingham Palace to joint charity engagements, the pair, who have known each other for over a decade, are regularly snapped in the middle of conversation – often with Charles in mid-chuckle.
For those who know Kate intimately, her zest for life and love of laughter comes as no surprise. Despite the pomp and circumstance of royalty, Prince George’s parents seem to genuinely enjoy each other’s company and, like most young people, are rather fond of joking around.
As Kate prepares for yet another joyful milestone in her life – the birth of her and William’s second child – Hello! looks back at some of the duchess' most giggly moments!