Every mom can relate to Kate Middleton after she chased her kids at this fancy polo event
It was a beautiful summer's day in England on Sunday (a rarity in itself) and our favourite royal family – Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and their adorable kids – decided to make the most of it and enjoy a spot of country polo. Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte trundled two and a half hours northwest of London to Gloucestershire, where Prince William was competing in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club.
And while he was on horseback swinging his mallet, his wife and two eldest kids watched on from the sidelines... or so he thought. Photographs have emerged of the family outing which show Kate – gracious as ever, mind you – chasing after George and Charlotte to keep them from skipping off too far or getting up to other kinds of mischief.
The candid photos show the stern, maternal side of Kate, as she wrangles her kids under one arm or runs after them to keep them a safe distance from the horses galloping across the field. At one point, photographers captured Kate leaping up from the grassy sidelines to bound across the lawn (in wedges and a long, blue sundress you can pin straight to your 'fashion inspo' Pinterest board, btw) to round up her kids. The pictures are so adorable, and every mother will definitely be able to relate.
They appeared to have had a delightful afternoon, with Charlotte and George playing together and with their cousins, Savannah and Isla Phillips. George was enthralled by a Slinky at one point, and Charlotte was jumping around and attempting headstands, making her mother crack up with laughter.
Have you ever seen anything more pure?
The pictures show what a wonderful mother Kate is, both caring but also protective and strict when she needs to be. And I'm sure everyone will be able to relate to the moments where breaking into a run is necessary – whether to pull a worm out of your child's mouth or because you left the bath running upstairs while you were doing something else.
The Duchess gave birth to her third child Louis in April - the younger brother of four-year-old George and three-year-old Charlotte. Two weeks ago, Kate shared a rare open letter in which she spoke honestly about motherhood.
"Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me," the 36-year-old wrote. "As a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside that I cherish."
And when her kids are as jovial and cheeky as they were at the polo this weekend, who can blame her? Can't you just imagine them playing tag and doing tumble-turns in their Kensington Palace back yard as well?
Despite the fact that she's a royal and married her very own polo-playing prince, Kate's experiences of motherhood are super relatable to all mothers around the world. So even if your life isn't exactly a fairytale, know that the moments Kate "cherishes" most are ones that you've probably experienced yourself.