The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted treating her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to some fun new stationery during a family shopping trip.
Kate and her royal trio popped into Smiggle on King’s Road in London on Monday, ahead of the older Cambridge kids return to school yesterday after the Easter Holidays.
Fellow shoppers claim that the children were given their own budget in the shop, and once they had picked their items took them to the till and paid with their own money.
Twitter user @lexif1980 wrote: “Just normal well brought up children and a normal parent trying to do the right thing and that’s just lovely!”
It’s far from the first time Kate has been seen popping to the shops with her children.
In 2019 she was seen buying Halloween costumes for George and Charlotte in Sainsbury’s, using the self-check out tills at the Norfolk supermarket.
The year before, shoppers were stunned to see the family in The Range, and George was fascinated by a pot of slime.
Teacher Sarah Daniels told Daily Mail : “As I was looking at the shelves I noticed a tall dark-haired lady further down the aisle and thought to myself ‘I recognise that face’.”
Mrs Daniels said that at one point, Charlotte sat on the floor and was told by her mother, dressed casually in jeans, low-heeled boots and a jacket: “Get up, poppet.”
George then asked if they could buy some dinosaur slime – a popular school playground fad in Britain – but Mrs Daniels said she “didn’t register a response” from the Prince’s mother.
She added that when she left The Range a fleet of Range Rovers were parked outside. Mrs Daniels presumed they had transported the royals and their police protection officers to the store.
Monday’s stationary shopping trip came two days after Kate joined other members of the royal family to say their final goodbyes to Prince Philip at his funeral over the weekend.
Kate looked emotional as she sat at her husband Prince William’s side for the service in St George’s Chapel.
The couple were also reunited with Prince Harry for the first time since his and Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey interview.
Meghan accused Kate of making her cry while Harry said his brother and dad were “trapped” in the royal family.
The trio were seen chatting as they left the church and walked over to the private apartments together.