17 Insightful Kate Middleton Quotes on Motherhood, Philanthropy & More

From her regal style and notable parenting tricks to her passion for philanthropy, it’s clear to see why the world has a soft spot for Kate Middleton. Over the past decade, the duchess has been leading by example, spearheading a number of worthy causes while balancing family life with her royal duties. And along the way, she has shared some insightful thoughts on motherhood, relationships and giving back. Naturally, we decided to revisit some of her best sayings by rounding up 17 Kate Middleton quotes that are totally frame-worthy.

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1. “My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.” — Kate Middleton

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2. “Nothing can really prepare you for the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love and worry, all mixed together.” — Kate Middleton

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3. “nothing Brings Me More Happiness Than Trying To Help The Most Vulnerable People In Society. It Is A Goal And An Essential Part Of My Life.” — Kate Middleton

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4. “by Far The Best Dressing Up Outfit I Ever Had Was A Wonderful Pair Of Clown Dungarees, Which My Granny Made.” — Kate Middleton

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5. “It is right to talk about motherhood as a wonderful thing, but we also need to talk about its stresses and strains. It’s OK not to find it easy, and asking for help should not be seen as a sign of weakness.” — Kate Middleton

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6. “Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge. Even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.” — Kate Middleton

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7. “i Really Hope I Can Make A Difference, Even In The Smallest Way.” — Kate Middleton

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8. "When we look back at the COVID-19 pandemic in decades to come, we will think of the challenges we all faced...But we will also remember the positives: the incredible acts of kindness, the helpers and heroes who emerged from all walks of life and how together we adapted to a new normal." — Kate Middleton

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9. “I think if you do go out with someone for quite a long time you do get to know each other very, very well...You go through the good times, you go through the bad times, both personally and within a relationship as well.” — Kate Middleton

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10. “My hope is that we can change the way that we think about early childhood and transform lives for generations to come, because I truly believe big change starts small.” — Kate Middleton

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11. “I’ve met some of our leading experts in mental health, addiction, family breakdown, homelessness and education. They have taught me over and over again that the root cause of so many of today’s social problems can be traced right back to the very earliest years of a person’s life and often over generations.” — Kate Middleton

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12. “i Find Doing Speeches Nerve-wracking.” — Kate Middleton

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13. “everyone Teases Me In The Family That I Spend Far Too Long Chatting. So I Think I’ve Still Got To Learn A Little Bit More And To Pick Up A Few More Tips, I Suppose.” — Kate Middleton

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14. “i Tried To Do A Plait On Charlotte This Morning, And It Didn't Really Work Very Well.” — Kate Middleton

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15. “having A Child, Particularly Your First Child, Is Such A Life-changing Moment. Nothing Can Really Prepare You For That.” — Kate Middleton

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16. “We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older.” — Kate Middleton

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17. “only By Working Together Can We Bring About Lasting Change For The Generations To Come.” — Kate Middleton

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