Kate Middleton is my #ARWOMAN

January 12, 2015

Throughout our lives there are people who inspire us, from our teachers, our friends, and most importantly our families. Each of these different groups inspires us in a different way, our teachers will inspire us to work hard and get the best out of us as they can. Our friends inspire us to be better people, teaching us about loyalty, forgiveness and how to have fun. Our families inspire us to see the best in everyone, accept the good and the bad and how you can face any problem if you have your family to support you.

Inspirational people can be both people you have met or those who you aspire to meet or even those who you aspire to be like.

Atterley Road recently asked me ‘Who inspires you?‘ as part of their #ARWOMAN campaign to showcase all the amazing women in the world who are an inspiration to others.

Kate Middleton is my #ARWOMAN 


You might think it is a little strange that I have opted for Kate Middleton as my #ARWOMAN, however whilst I have never had the pleasure of meeting her she inspires me from her everyday clothes, I love that she will recycle and wear clothes that she has already been photographed in rather than a wear once strategy. She is however much more than just a finely dressed lady, a girl who married a prince, inspired new mums and is giving back with her charity work.

Marrying a prince

Kate had the awful nickname of Waity Katie by the press as she waited in the sidelines for Prince William to ask her to marry her. During their relationship, the highs and the lows I believe that she has proved herself much more than someone just waiting around for an engagement ring. She never sold her story to the press or brought the Royal family any cause for concern.

Kate fulfilled every little girl’s dream of marrying her prince on 29th April 2011, I know I certainly dreamt of marrying a prince when I was younger (and I possibly had a poster or two of Prince William on my bedroom wall too).

#ARWOMAN - Kate Middleton wedding dress

The birth of Prince George

After the birth of Prince George she stood on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital, London in a beautiful pastel blue polka dot dress. Those of you who know me will know that made me very happy that Kate Middleton chose a polka dot outfit to wear whilst showing the young Prince George to the world for the first time. What made that photo opportunity more real was that Kate stood alongside her husband whilst still showing her post-baby bump. With that small step she made new mums up and down the country feel better in themselves for leaving hospital after having their baby with a bump – anyone who tells you that you lose your bump as soon as you have given birth is wrong!

#ARWOMAN - Kate Middleton birth of Prince George

Following the birth of Prince George she has shown that she wants to be a hands on mum opting to spend time at her parents home to recuperate and ease her way in to life as a new parent. With her second baby due this year I am sure that she will have new skills to learn juggling the parenting of two children but something that her family will be there to help support her in and of course Prince William will be by her side.

Charity work

Kate seems to be following in Diana’s footsteps in choosing charities that she truly cares about to support and become Patron. Back in 2012 she pledged her support to one of our local charities the East Anglia Children’s Hospices and recently spoke to support their 10m fundraising appeal to build a children’s hospice in Norfolk.

#ARWOMAN - Kat Middleton EACH

Her enthusiasm for children’s charities is also shown in her dedication to the Scout’s Association and as my daughter Roo is a Cub Scout she is living in hope that maybe they will gain a surprise visit from Kate Middleton (a girl can hope).

Kate Middleton #ARWOMAN

So who inspires you?

There is of course no right or wrong answer to this as we all find inspiration in different people

Disclosure: This post is brought to you in collaboration with Atterley Road


  • Sonya Cisco January 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Mine would be a combo of Kathleen Hanna and Kim Deal I reckon!

  • Stacey Corrin January 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Ooh this is a difficult one. Mine would have to be Helena Bonham Carter – for not caving in to the norms of stardom and continuing to be her unique and eccentric self.

  • Mari January 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Oh I agree, I love Kate Middleton too, she is the perfect wife for William, I bet she’s a wonderful friend and sister too.
    Great choice

  • Nikki Thomas January 12, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    I think she is a great role model and seems genuinely lovely and kind but also incredible real

  • Pinkoddy January 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I would have to give this some consideration really – but nodded in agreement with all you said about Kate.

  • Donna January 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    She is an inspirational woman, and I much prefer her to Princess Diana to be honest.

  • Actually Mummy... January 13, 2015 at 11:05 am

    You’re right. She has such grace and dignity. She is clearly massively intelligent as well as strong and beautiful. Good choice.

  • Becky January 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Ah Rosa Parks is my all time inspirational woman. I love it when ordinary people stand firm against oppression

  • Emma January 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    What a lovely post Sarah. I’m not sure who my #ArWoman would be, but Kate Middleton is definitely a good one. x

  • otilia January 13, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I totally get what you mean! I like her a lot too! She is a model for the modern woman/princess today!

  • HPMcQ January 17, 2015 at 10:03 am

    good choice, but a toughie to narrow it down just to one woman. i take inspiration from so many different women, but i guess if there i one that is a constant it is my nanny minnie. she is so amazing and at 93 i still just look at her a go WOW. strong, creative, loving, caring, funny, beautiful. a truly wonderful lady and i am so lucky to have her in my life.

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