10 Times Kate Middleton Broke Royal Code

  
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Since Kate Middleton began her relationship with the Prince in 2003, she has been overturning royal protocol left, right, and center. The royal family has undergone a makeover of sorts to bring it into the 21st Century, and the public has a front row view to hungrily lap it all up. We’re celebrating the new era of royal reign by reliving some of those fantastic moments that “The Princess of the People” broke the royal code.

10. Kate is a DIY Kind of Girl

On the day she became a princess, Kate decided that she should do her own wedding makeup rather than turning to a professional. This is a decision most brides would cringe at, but Kate pulled it off and presented a nice soft, natural look for her walk down the aisle that just happened to broadcast to millions of viewers. And that’s not all. William and Kate have decided against hiring a full-time nanny, standard in most royal families, and she also did her own food shopping at Waitrose while she was living in Anglesey. Ain’t nothing going to hold this woman down.

Photo by Ray Tang / Rex Features

Photo by Ray Tang / Rex Features

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9. Kate Spent Christmas with the Middletons

A few years ago, the Duchess of Cambridge opted to celebrate the holidays with her side of the family rather than spending it with the royals at the annual Sandringham Estate. The Queen was furious that Kate was willing to break from “decades of protocol.”

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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