The princess who pushes her own trolley
Duchess of Cambridge shops like any ordinary person
If Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, had not won over the hearts of the commoners’ she certainly may have now.
The UK tabloids have snapped their newest princess strolling down aisles of a shopping store doing the most un-royal thing – pushing her own trolley.
In a loose-fitting green poncho and white V-neck sweatshirt worn with skinny jeans and ballet pumps, Kate Middleton pushed a trolley among dozens of shoppers at Waitrose on the island of Anglesey, according to The Daily Mail.
Onlookers said she had a spring in her step as she filled several carrier bags and loaded them into the boot of her Audi A3.
No doubt her already buoyant mood was lifted further with the news that she and Prince William are to take America by storm with a whirlwind visit to Hollywood this summer. There, no doubt, they will receive the full celebrity treatment.
Unlike yesterday, when Kate smiled at locals as well as the photographer as she ‘skipped’ across the car park to return her empty trolley before driving back to the remote farmhouse that she shares with her new husband.
For anyone who has remained oblivious to months of build-up to their wedding, the only clues to Kate’s royal status were three police bodyguards, a back-up car and the jewellery on her wedding finger.
Tucked behind her sapphire engagement ring was the plain Welsh gold band that marked her transformation from a commoner into Her Royal Highness on Friday – and will eventually guarantee her a seat on the throne.
Around the wrist of her other hand, she appeared to be wearing an elastic hair band, though yesterday afternoon she let her blow-dried locks hang loose.
Kate, 29, is likely to have been preparing a special dinner for her new husband, who returned yesterday morning from a busy 24-hour shift as a search and rescue pilot.
One onlooker said: ‘It looked like she was stocking up on the basics, but she also bought a few special items, so perhaps she was preparing their first romantic meal as a married couple.
‘She loaded all the shopping into her car on her own, then skipped as she ran the trolley back to the park. She looked very happy and was smiling at people.
‘Most people didn’t even spot who it was, despite her being probably the most famous person in the world at the moment.’ It is the first time Kate has been out and about in public since she and William departed for a weekend break on Saturday, the day after marrying at Westminster Abbey.