Kate Middleton's 'Blair Waldorf' era goes viral on TikTok

Kate Middleton's pre-royal party caught TikTok's attention.

Paparazzi photos of Middleton from the mid-2000s show her life before marrying Prince William in 2011 in a viral video that has been viewed more than 4.5 million times.

The video is titled: "Kate Middleton before the Royals (often partying with William)" and plays over a montage of the Princess of Wales clubbing with husband William and sister Pippa Middleton. Abba's "Gimme!" Give me! Give me!

Some of the featured photos include Middleton taking a taxi after a night out on the town, partying with friends at an '80s-themed roller disco, and stepping out in a pair of Ugg boots.

Kate Middleton, 2004. Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images

The Princess of Wales in 2005 . Shutterstock

“Blair Waldorf vibe”

Royal fans, many of whom are not used to seeing Middleton in such a casual setting, have had their say about the viral throwback photos.

"I'm so happy she's enjoying her youth with William, it's so touching," one TikToker commented, while another wrote: "Kate is enjoying her youth and now that she's grown up, she's obviously Mature.”

"I love the time she spent as a teenager with her husband and now they have a wonderful family together," one user also said of the montage.

One fan joked that Middleton was feeling "Blair Waldorf vibes" before marrying into the royal family - an era recently depicted in season six of Netflix's The Crown .


Catherine, Princess of Wales. Shutterstock

The Prince and Princess of Wales first met at St Andrew's University in 2001 and dated for nearly a decade before getting engaged in 2010. The following year, Middleton and William tied the knot at the 2011 royal wedding.

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This isn't the first time the future queen has piqued the interest of TikTok users.

In January 2024, Middleton's unwavering royal bangs caused a stir on the platform, sparking a viral theory as to why the princess' hair always seemed to stay perfect.

Meanwhile, a December 2023 video of Middleton attending a charity event with her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis also went viral on TikTok, in which the youngest royal sibling Having a cheeky brother moment.