Duchess of Cambridge spotted shopping in local supermarket with George, Charlotte and Louis

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
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We may be in the midst of a global pandemic, but that won't stop the Duchess of Cambridge taking her children out for a weekly shop to the supermarket. The royal was spotted at a branch of Sainsbury's near the family's Norfolk home this weekend (and no, she wasn't stockpiling).

The mother-of-three was spotted in the King's Lynn Sainsbury's on Sunday morning (15 March) by local business owner Kate Carter. The onlooker did a double take as she spotted the duchess in the supermarket, holding one-year-old Prince Louis with six-year-old Prince George and four-year-old Princess Charlotte by her side.

"She was with the children, and she looked lovely," Carter told Hello!, adding that the children "were so well behaved".

While many people are selfishly swarming supermarkets to buy 26 packets of pasta and as many multipacks of toilet roll as they can fit in their car boot, Kate refrained from hoarding non-perishables. The royal was actually perusing the children's clothes section of the store, perhaps looking to buy some new spring outfits for the kids.



It was actually Princess Charlotte that the local woman spotted first, telling Hello!: "I noticed Charlotte first as she had the beautiful green jacket on that she wore at Christmas. Then I saw Kate, who had Louis in her arms and I thought, 'Am I the only one seeing this?' I couldn't believe it was happening."

While the Cambridges clearly spent the weekend at their Norfolk residence, Anmer House, it's not clear if they have retreated there full-time during the coronavirus crisis. With schools remaining open in the UK, it means Prince George and Princess Charlotte will probably be expected to remain in class, requiring the family to stay in London. But with the Republic of Ireland having made the decision to close all schools last week, it's not unlikely that the UK will soon make a similar move. In that instance, William and Kate may well take the decision to relocate to Norfolk where it's a little more remote.

Current government advice is that anyone with a new, persistent cough or a fever should self-isolate for 7 days. You can read exactly what that means here.

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