Kate Middleton’s relatable and non-royal arrival in Glasgow is going viral

The Cambridges are the most talked about family in the world, and while Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince George make headlines on the regular, it's the Duke and Duchess that really make viral news.

Kate Middleton is undoubtedly the most talked-about member of the Cambridge family, with her fashion influence turning small businesses into sell-out brands and her hairstyle changes sparking trends of their own.

She was crowned the coolest female of the moment last year and has been brought forward as 'Queen-in-waiting' something that royal experts explain is a clever move by palace aides who have realised just how popular Kate is.

This week, the Duchess of Cambridge made headlines for her attendance at a very special event, COP26.

Kate joined husband Prince William in Glasgow for the event, and in the absence of the Queen who couldn't come due to her health, the couple greeted leaders from all over the world.

It was her arrival in particular that made headlines as Kate Middleton was spotted disembarking the train at Glasgow station, dressed in casual attire and carrying her own big bag, filled with everything she would need for the day.

The change from her usual dress and clutch combo saw the internet praise the royal for her relatable side.

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'Welcoming the World to @cop26uk,' the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted to Instagram alongside a series of photographs of their time in Glasgow. 'This evening The Duke and Duchess joined The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for a #COP26 reception, which saw Her Majesty The Queen address the assembled delegates via a recorded message 📺'

Well, this is exciting.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.