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The Sneaky Way Kate Middleton Is Stealing The Spotlight From Meghan Markle

Before Meghan Markle came along with her Hollywood status, lifestyle blog and idolized fashion sense, Kate Middleton ruled the royal roost. But now that Markle has a newborn baby and Prince Harry to keep her in the spotlight, the Duchess of Cambridge is subtly letting people know she’s not going to take a backseat to anyone.

If you’ve noticed, Kate has been in the news more than usual lately. Sure, one of the reasons is because her husband is accused of cheating on her, but the Kensington Palace Instagram account is filled with family photos. Cute behind-the-scenes look at royal life? Sure. Well-time PR stunt? Absolutely.

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Look closely at the date some of these “we’re just a normal family frolicking in the garden” pics were posted:

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”

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May 19. Any royal watcher knows that’s the date of Meghan and Harry’s wedding anniversary. Coincidence? It could be, but it’s unlikely, as royal social media platforms aren’t managed on a whim. They photos are intentional.

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Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018. The selected song “This Little Light of Mine” was chosen by the couple for their recessional. We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day. A message from The Duke & Duchess: Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful. Photo credit: Chris Allerton/Joe Short (B&W); PA (color) ©️SussexRoyal (B&W images and video)

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“What you have is a couple not wanting to be overshadowed and a couple not wanting to be sidelined,” royal expert Camilla Tominey told UK’s This Morning show recently, adding, “Why would you release photographs that [the newspapers] all want to run? It seems like there’s a bit of a clash.”

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According to Now to Love, in addition to well-timed Instagram posts letting us peer into her life as a royal, making herself more accessible to the general public, Kate is immersing herself in charity work.

Her style has also become a little less stodgy and more modern — a return to the pre-Meghan days when Kate was the most fashionable royal.

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☑️🇬🇧 The Duchess of Cambridge returned to the Chelsea Flower Show in the afternoon to introduce the Queen and other members of the royal family to her “Back To Nature” garden exhibition. (Details on the next post.) She wore Erdem 'Shebah' dress, Castaner Carina wedges. The Duchess accessorised with her Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Pearl Studs and her Cartier watch. • • • • • • #KateMiddleton #CatherineMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge #PrinceWilliam #DukeofCambridge #PrinceHarry #dukeofsussex #PrinceCharles #QueenElizabeth #PrincessDiana #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #PrinceLouis #PippaMiddleton #BuckinghamPalace #KensingtonPalace #royals #Britishroyals #royalfamily #Britain #Uk #England #Cambridge #MeghanMarkle #duchessofsussex

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☑️🇬🇧Today — The Duchess of Cambridge arrived for a surprise visit at Chelsea Flower Show where she is showing some local school children her “Back To Nature” garden. The Duchess is wearing her MIH Jeans Mabel shirt, Massimo Dutti culotte trousers and Superga 2750 classic canvas plimsolls in white. Later, she will be joined by the Queen and other members of the royal family. Swipe for more photos! #RHSCHELSEA 🌿 • • • • • #KateMiddleton #CatherineMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge #PrinceWilliam #DukeofCambridge #PrinceHarry #dukeofsussex #PrinceCharles #QueenElizabeth #PrincessDiana #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #PrinceLouis #PippaMiddleton #BuckinghamPalace #KensingtonPalace #royals #Britishroyals #royalfamily #Britain #Uk #England #Cambridge #MeghanMarkle #duchessofsussex

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☑️🇬🇧 Yesterday, the Duchess visited a D-Day exhibition. 😍👌🏻 Bletchley Park Teleprinter is hosting a special exhibit based on newly declassified material, which shows how the intelligence effort coordinated at the center helped in the success of the D-Day landings at Normandy, France. Using sophisticated codebreaking techniques, workers at Bletchley Park supplied  information to the American and British led forces in the weeks leading up to D-Day on 6th June 1944. Kate was shown around the interactive exhibition and met some of those who have helped restore the historic building of the building. And, in the second part of the visit, she joined some schoolchildren who took part in one of Bletchley Park Trust’s learning activities – an immersive experience which took them into the wartime world of codebreakers, and how they intercepted and deciphered German communications to be then analyzed by experts. — (people.com) She wore her Alessandra Rich navy dress, Emmy London Rebecca shoes, Annoushka pearl earrings, a gold brooch which belonged to her late grandmother Valerie who served during WWII and a Smthyson leather purse. 🤗🤗🤗 • • • • • Sorry for the late full update, I am currently busy 😗#KateMiddleton #CatherineMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge #PrinceWilliam #DukeofCambridge #PrinceHarry #dukeofsussex #PrinceCharles #QueenElizabeth #PrincessDiana #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #PrinceLouis #PippaMiddleton #BuckinghamPalace #KensingtonPalace #royals #Britishroyals #royalfamily #Britain #Uk #England #Cambridge #MeghanMarkle #duchessofsussex

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Kate is a woman on a mission. So it appears, anyway.

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