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Kate Middleton Photos: Duchess Of The People's Most Down-To-Earth Moments

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, takes part in a day of activities and festivities to mark the occasion of St Andrew's Day at St Andrew's School in Pangbourne, Berkshire, England on November 30, 2012. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Kate Middleton might not have met her mother-in-law, the late Princess Diana, but she sure takes after her when it comes to being "the people's princess."

The Duchess and mom-to-be, who today turns 31, had quite a year traveling the world and meeting heads of state. But her warm smile stays consistent no matter whose hand she's shaking, so we gathered Kate's best "down-to-earth" moments. She exudes such realness it's sometimes easy to forget she's royalty.

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