The 39-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was seen smiling and laughing while on royal duty, hours after her in-laws were named as two of the 100 most influential people on the planet.
Middleton seemed in an excellent mood when she showed up at RAF Brize Norton on Tuesday, marking her first spotting since critics scoffed at Harry and Meghan's most influential title.
Slipping into a pair of navy blue trousers, Prince William's wife glowed while keeping it classy for the outing. Matching her laid-back look with a white shirt and beige blazer, there wasn't enough money in the world to pay Middleton to wipe the smile off her face.
Accessorizing her business casual look with a micro purse, she chummed it up with the aircrews and medics who helped 15,000 people out of Kabul during the Taliban takeover.
Middleton didn't skip a beat, flashing her pearly whites despite Harry and Meghan being mocked all over social media.
Twitter lit up with memes as soon as Time unveiled the cover on Tuesday, showing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex slapped on it.
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Some haters targeted Meghan, pointing out she's standing in front of Harry and suggesting it reveals who wears the pants in their relationship. "Wow, this photo speaks volumes. There is no hiding who's in control," one person wrote.
Speculation has always centered around Meghan, with many believing she was at the forefront of Harry's decision to leave his royal family duties.
"It was a mistake it was meant to be this," posted another Twitter user, including a picture of stuffed animals. Someone else claimed the cover makes them want to "vomit."
But Harry and Meghan aren't the only ones in the family facing ridicule.
Harry's uncle Prince Andrew is involved in a legal mess after Jeffrey Epstein's accuser Virginia Roberts sued him, claiming she was forced to have sex with Queen Elizabeth's son when she was just 17 years old.
He has maintained his innocence but the U.K. High Court will serve him in the sexual abuse lawsuit.
Like Harry and Meghan, Andrew no longer participates in royal family duties — but for obviously different reasons.