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Our favourite Kate Middleton moments of 2013

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Our favourite Kate Middleton moments of 2013

By: Guest Blogger

On Christmas Day, Kate and William made the traditional walk from the Queen's Norfolk estate to St Mary Magdalene church. The couple was holding hands and beaming, telling people in the crowd that baby George had a great Christmas morning, but he was more interested in the wrapping paper than the actual presents. Kate looked beautiful in an Alexander McQueen tartan coat dress, which she's worn before. And of course she wore a hat, this beautiful green hatinator is from Gina Foster. Looking at this picture, it really is the perfect way to end a spectacular year for the couple, specifically for Kate, one of our favourite moms. 2013 will be a year Duchess Kate will never forget thanks to the birth of her adorable little boy, George. And it's certainly a year royal watches will never forget, thanks to so many memorable Kate moments. She showed the world that a  mummy tummy is normal. That all moms have grey hair, even princesses. And who can forget that  wardrobe malfunction. It's so hard to pick my favourite Kate moment of the year, she's had so many—remember that amazing hatinator. But I managed to pick my five favourite moments of 2013. 1. Kate's maternity wardrobe As a fashion lover, I am constantly following what Kate wears. And I've got to say she always looks beautiful. I was especially in love with her maternity wardrobe, in particular this Erdem dress that she wore to visit Willows Primary School. Erdem is a Canadian-born designer who grew up in Montreal and got his BA in fashion from Ryerson University. It always makes my Canadian pride glow when I see Kate in a Canadian designer. I especially loved the bold print on this Erdem dress. Kate really broke out of her shell and experimented with prints during her pregnancy. 2.  Kate casts a spell If you have not seen this video, then your 2013 is not yet complete until you do.  Kate, William and Harry were visiting Warner Brothers Studio, which included a tour of the Harry Potter set. Cuteness ensued when Kate and William were each given a wand and told to duel against each other. I just love getting to see Will and Kate have fun with each other and be a bit silly, it gives us a glimpse into what their relationship is like when they're not in front of the cameras. 3. Prince George's first official photos I know that Prince George's big reveal outside the Lindo wing is the obvious choice for a best moment of the year and it has been on many best of 2013 lists already. But for me, I love the official photos of Kate, Wills, George and Lupo out in the sun on the Middleton estate. Normally official photos from the royals are a bit stiff and very staged. But, typical of William and Kate, they broke from royal protocol and had a relaxed photo taken by proud grandpa Michael. I love how natural these photos look, Kate's hair doesn't even looked professionally styled like it did when she first left the hospital. This truly is a lovely photo of the new family and exactly the kind of photo you expect to see of proud new parents. 4. Kate as a normal mom We here at Canadian Living Moms never thought we would see   Kate being a regular mom with greasy hair going for a walk with George. But we were wrong, Kate did exactly that in December when she took Prince George for a walk in Kensington Gardens. She had her hair up and hidden beneath a baseball cap—was she hiding her greasy hair because she didn't have time to take a shower thanks to a cranky George? We think so and we love it. Kate in a baseball hat and runners going for a walk with her baby, who knew she could be a regular mom just like us? 5. Kate and the fist bump Barack Obama may have made the fist bump cool, but Kate Middleton made it adorable. While on a visit to Shooting Star House Children's Hospice, a little girl asked Kate for a fist bump. Being the obliging princess that she is, Duchess Kate gave her a fist bump and then jokingly commented how strong the little girl's bump was. It was a very sweet moment that was totally unscripted—a natural occurrence when it comes to dealing with kids. I have to say whenever Kate goes to a hospice my heart melts. As my co-worked Helen pointed out, it must be incredibly hard to go to a hospice and not burst into tears. But as patron of the East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Duchess Catherine has shown that helping sick children is a priority of hers. And every time she visits a hospice my respect for Kate grows because I don't think I could manage to go to a hospice and be as composed and engaged as she is, it would be too hard. Bravo Kate, you're an inspiration. What was your favourite Kate moment of the year? Photo courtesy of Keystone Press
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