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01/09/2013 10:56 am ET | Updated Feb 19, 2013

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

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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