Kate Middleton was spotted doing her Christmas shopping in The Range
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Kate Middleton has previously been spotted doing last minute shopping in The Range ahead of the Queen’s special gift exchange.
- Kate Middleton proved she loves a bargain when she was spotted browsing through items at The Range everyday goods store ahead of the Queen’s special Christmas gift exchange.
- The Duchess of Cambridge has often browsed Norfolk department stores during the holiday season.
- This royal news comes after the school rule that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are allowed to break, but their classmates are not, has been revealed.
Kate Middleton was frugal when she was spotted shopping at her local The Range branch before Christmas in Sandringham with the Queen and the Royal Family.
Traditionally, the Queen has given her staff a total of over £ 20,000 – buying them a Christmas pudding and a pound token. But when it comes to The Firm, which has everything it could want or need, it has designed its own tradition. Her Majesty and her loved ones exchange cheap and silly fancy gifts on Christmas Eve.
This year the Queen has canceled her Christmas at Sandringham to welcome her to Windsor Castle, with family members expected to visit her, but the annual gift exchange is expected to take place as in previous years.
Traditionally, members of the royal family exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, in keeping with their heritage and German tradition.
And before Kate joined Her Majesty for the celebrations in 2018, she walked into her local The Range store in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, with the children of Cambridge by her side.
At the time, teacher Sarah Daniels spotted Kate in the bargain store and shared details of her rare royal sighting.
Ms Daniels first saw the family in the arts and crafts section of the store, before moving on to the toys section where Prince George was apparently particularly drawn to ‘dinosaur glue’.
Recounting the experience, she told The Sun: “As I looked at the shelves, I noticed a tall, dark-haired lady down the aisle and said to myself ‘I recognize that face’.”
Ms Daniels said that at one point Princess Charlotte sat on the floor and her casually dressed mother Kate was wearing jeans, low heeled boots and a jacket: ‘Get up, poppet. “
It is reported that she bought carts full of pictures, children’s books and artist supplies, then stood in line at the checkouts.
The customer continued, “I did a double take when I saw her. You wouldn’t expect to see royals shopping at The Range. I recognized little Prince George holding the hand of Kate and Charlotte with a red bow in their hair.
“Their protection officers kept a quiet distance, so they looked like any other family grabbing last-minute Christmas bargains.
“When Kate arrived at the checkouts, I had the courage to ask her if she would take a selfie with me and my kids. She declined very politely. She was so sweet, explaining that she was just doing a little Christmas shopping.
George then asked Kate if they could buy dinosaur mud, but Ms Daniels said she “hadn’t recorded a response” from the Duchess.