We’ve never seen the Duchess of Cambridge look this wildly happy. 

By Isabel Jones
Updated Mar 05, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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Sure, we’ve seen Kate Middleton have a good time, but have we ever really seen her let loose (like early aughts sheer dress on the catwalk style)? Certainly not since she said “I do.”

Well, we’re happy to report that the Duchess of Cambridge has, at least outwardly, found her joy. On day three of her and Prince William’s recent trip to Ireland, the royal duo got sporty.

Middleton, clad in black pants and a cable-knit red-orange sweater, really, truly got her head in the game. We’re not sure exactly what is happening in most of these photos, but the duchess appears to be winning? Her gloat face seems to have taken some inspiration from Russell Crowe in Gladiator, which is always welcome.

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Kate to the British media (probably): “Are you not entertained??”

Anyway, this woman has been through it — all of which she’s had to handle in the public eye and fully pretend that everything is all British-stiff-upper-lip-fine — so it’s pretty heartwarming to see her reacting, living as though the weight of the monarchy (or at least its tabloid coverage) is not resting on her shoulders.

Please, enjoy:

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P.S. She loves William's juggling, too! J-O-Y lives!

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