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Kate Middleton takes Prince George and Princess Charlotte shopping in London: details

The Cambridge children were beautifully behaved

Gemma Strong

The Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed some time with her eldest children on Monday ahead of their return to school after the Easter holidays.

Kate was seen in Smiggle on Kings Road in London with Prince George, seven, and five-year-old Princess Charlotte – and their interactions as a family seriously impressed onlookers.

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According to one Twitter user, the Cambridge children had been given their own budget that they had to stick to and noted that they paid for their own things with their own money. "Just normal well brought up children and a normal parent trying to do the right thing and that's just lovely!" @lexif1980 added.

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It's by no means the first time Kate has been seen shopping with her children. Shortly before lockdown last year, the Duchess was seen in Sainsbury's in King's Lynn, close to the family's Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, with George, Charlotte and their little brother, Louis.

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One onlooker told HELLO! at the time, "She was with the children, and she looked lovely. She is absolutely beautiful, and the children were beautiful. They were so well behaved.

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"…She was just having a little bit of a walk around. They were looking at the clothes when I saw them. Charlotte was looking at the dresses."

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The shopping trip in London came just one day before George and Charlotte return to their classes at St Thomas's Battersea on Tuesday.

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It's been a difficult time for the family following the death of Prince Philip; the Cambridge children were close to their great-grandfather and presented both the Queen and Philip with a handmade card to celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary in November.

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Following the Duke's death, Prince William and Kate also chose to share some previously-unseen photographs of their children with the royal couple, including one showing Prince George, then two, and Philip sat side-by-side on a carriage outside William and Kate's former home in Norfolk.

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