Candid photos show the Duchess of Cambridge off-duty with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Alison Coldridge
Editor Yahoo Style UK
The Duchess of Cambridge attended a charity polo match in Tetbury with her two oldest children on Sunday [Photo: Getty]

It’s not often we see the royal family off-duty. But we were provided the opportunity yesterday as the Duchess of Cambridge took her two oldest children to watch their father play polo.

Mum-mode activated, Kate came armed with toys to keep her children occupied during the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy game, including a slinky, toy handcuffs and a plastic gun for Prince George, which was held at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

The Duchess and Princess Charlotte made one stylish pair in their summer attire [Photo: Getty]
Prince George and his friends were photographed playing with an array of toys, including plastic guns [Photo: Getty]

The lovely, candid shots, show the 36-year-old royal cuddling Charlotte, three, and looking on as she attempted handstands and rolly-pollies on the grass.

But, like any mother, the Duchess ensured her daughter wouldn’t go too far by keeping a tight grip on her dress when required.

Kate ensured Charlotte didn’t run too far and kept a grip on her dress when required [Photo: Getty]

George, who turns five next month, was photographed running around barefoot with his sister and friends, including cousin Savannah Phillips.

For the occasion, the Duchess wore another affordable dress; a £39.99 blue midi dress from high-street favourite, Zara.

Kate accessorised with a white Victoria Beckham handbag – that she’s been photographed with previously – and a pair of Russell & Bromley wedge espadrilles.

A minimalist Cartier watch completed the look.

Here’s a full breakdown of what she wore:

Charlotte wore a pink, floral summer dress and accessorised with a pair of matching sunglasses and George was dressed in a navy polo and stone-coloured shorts.

The family outing came a day after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, which marks the Queen’s official birthday. Meghan Markle made her first appearance at the event, and appeared to be boasting a post-honeymoon glow.

The 36-year-old Duchess wore a pink, Carolina Herrera dress for the event paired with a hat by Philip Treacy – the same hat she wore to Prince Charles’ birthday garden party at Buckingham Palace two days after her wedding.

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