SHE might live in a palace and be the future Queen Consort, but pub-goer Kate Middleton is arguably one of the Firm’s most relatable royals.
Just this week, it was reported that the Duchess of Cambridge had been shopping on the Kings Road with her two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
And if that wasn’t “normal” enough for the royal mum, 39-year-old Kate previously surprised shoppers when she was seen picking up Halloween supplies in a local Sainsbury’s in Norfolk.
And it’s not the only time Kate has been seen mingling with the public, having also been pictured in bargain shop, The Range.
Here are all the times the mum-of-three proved she’s just like the rest of us…
Shops in Sainsbury’s with the kids
Last month, an onlooker claimed Kate had been shopping for Halloween costumes with George and Charlotte at a Sainsbury’s in Norfolk.
The woman said: “It was lovely to see her just being a normal mum shopping with her kids.
“I love how she just goes about her normal life, she is so down to earth.”
People were quick to gush over Kate being spotted in the supermarket chain, and praised her for being “relatable.”
One wrote on Instagram: “Over the years I’ve enjoyed seeing pics of Kate going about a routine things like shopping.
“She is a perfect representative of the Crown while on royal duties, and just relatable Kate when not on duties.”
Pops to the local for a few mum drinks
Earlier this week, it was reported that Kate had been enjoying a few mum drinks at a Chelsea pub in London.
It’s said the Duchess managed to sneak into the Hollywood Arms through a secret entrance for a “meet and greet” party with other mums and dads.
The event was held last month so parents of new pupils at the £6,000-a-term Thomas’ Battersea school could get to know each other.
The secret entrance is though a rear alley, according to the Mail on Sunday and is said to have been previously installed for Prince Harry’s use back in his bachelor days.
She loves bargains from The Range
You might expect Kate to do her Christmas shopping at high-end designer stores, but in 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge stunned shoppers by popping into budget store The Range to buy festive gifts.
Kate, 37, who was with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, mingled with crowds in cut-price outlet.
She bought trolley-loads of pictures, children’s books and artist materials then queued at the tills – to the amazement of those who spotted her.
Makes packed lunches for the kids
Just like any other mum, Kate Middleton was seen handing out packed lunches as the Cambridges and the Sussexes watched Prince William and Prince Harry take part in a charity polo match in July.
Princess Charlotte was seen tucking into some tasty snacks from inside an orange lunchbox.
Does the school run
Kate is a regular at the school gates and even fellow parents have claimed she isn’t the “most interesting mum” at the prestigious school.
Speaking to the Mail in 2017, an anonymous parent said: “No one really gives Kate a second glance when she does the school drop-off.
“We have a Victoria’s Secret model doing the school run, too, and the dads are far more interested in her!”
Shops high street
- Polly petal drop earrings, £8 from Accessorize – buy now
While she’s a fan of the likes of Alexander McQueen and Catherine Walker, you’d never guess that some of her fashion finds are from the high street.
In her picturesque Chelsea Flower Show photos inside her Back to Nature garden, the mum-of-three opted to wear some £8 earrings from Accessorize.
She’s also mixed items from Topshop, Zara and Gap into her wardrobe too.
Has a down-to-earth parenting style
When Princess Charlotte was spotted sticking her tongue out at the King’s Cup regatta this summer, Kate was praised for her parenting style, with many comparing it to Princess Diana’s.
In fact, Kate burst into hysterical laughter at Charlotte’s playful antics.
Many amused parents were quick to gush over the clip, with one saying: “Just a normal child! You can’t control their every move. Kate’s response was fantastic!”
One person wrote: “Kids are the equaliser. It doesn’t matter who you are.
“Movie star, doctor, athlete, or royal, kids don’t care and it’s their world and they’re going to do what they do. And if you think otherwise…you probably don’t have kids.”
Some compared it to the time Diana took William and Harry for a family day out at Thorpe Park during the Easter holidays in 1993 — and the trio got soaked on the log flume.
Dresses Prince George in £2.50 tops
- Striped polo top, two for £5 from H&M – buy now
Not only does Kate love a high street find, but she also likes to dresses her kids in some affordable clobber too.
When her and Prince William took part in the recent King’s Cup regatta on the Isle of Wight earlier this month, she dressed Prince George in a £2.50 top.
The little royal wore a H&M blue and white striped polo top, which costs £5 for a pack of two.
In other royal news, we told you Meghan and Harry share cryptic quote about ‘not letting fear stop you’ after admitting ‘struggles’ with royal life.
We also revealed the Queen wanted the royal children to be ‘seated in a different room’ for Christmas lunch, claims royal biographer.
And we showed you Prince Harry flashing his wedding ring to a group of Japanese schoolgirls after they call him ‘handsome’.