Happy 33rd Birthday Kate Middleton!

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A Look Back in Honor of Kate Middleton's Birthday


Time sure flies when you're a royal!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's, is celebrating her 33rd birthday, today, January 9, and that's certainly cause for celebration.

Prince William's ladylove has had quite a year: she toured New Zealand and Australia, she visited New York City and attended her first NBA game. She announced she and the Prince are expecting a second child, and she never wavered from being totally gracious, even when she was being pestered by a boisterous New Yorker.

In honor of her milestone birthday, here are 20 reasons the Duchess of Cambridge is just plain fabulous:

20 reasons we love Kate Middleton
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Happy 33rd Birthday Kate Middleton!

1. Because she's basically a ray of sunshine. And because really, whose hair looks that good?

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2. Because one time she met Queen Bey (aka Beyonce) at a Nets game, and was totally casual about it.

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3. Because she tried to learn sign language so she could communicate with a deaf girl she met in London.

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4. Because she birthed this adorable little nugget, Prince George.

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5. And she looked this good right after she did it.

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6. Because she's fierce.

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7. And because like most normal people, this is how she celebrates a victory at a sporting event.

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8. Because she and Prince William are the cutest, classiest couple around.

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9. Because Harry Styles once totally made her laugh.

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10. Because even before she was a Duchess, she was hanging out with the princes like it was totally normal.

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11. Because she and Prince William have been together forever! She even went to the ceremony when he received his pilot's wings in 2008.

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12. Because she sometimes plays volleyball for charity wearing a blazer. Let's face it; that is no easy feat!

(AP Photo/David Bebber, Pool)

13. Because Prince William gave her his mother's wedding ring when he asked to marry her.

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14. Because way back in 2006, the Duchess and the Duke of Cambridge looked as in love then as they do now. 

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15. Because the girl knows how to rock a wedding dress.

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16. Because she snagged herself a Prince at college. And how cute does the royal duo look here on in this photo taken on their graduation day from St. Andrews University in Scotland?

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17. Because she can wear hats like this one.

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18. Because she knows how to celebrate.

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19. Because sometimes she hangs out with the Olympic Torch.

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20. Because she's close with her sister, the also fabulous: Pippa Middleton.

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

21. Because we still can't get over the fact that when a boisterous New Yorker gave her some attitude, the Duchess rolled her eyes, creating the best viral moment of 2014.

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