One of the many reasons why the nation so loves Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, is because she's such a hands-on parent (she's been spotted buying Halloween costumes in Sainsbury's and has spoken openly about the challenges that motherhood can sometimes bring). So, it's no surprise that she was recently seen out and about by a royal fan, taking them Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte on what can only be described as a very nostalgic day trip.
A Twitter account dedicated to what Kate wears, Kate's Royal Closet, wrote on Saturday, "The Cambridgeâ€™s were spotted at Mableâ€™s Paint Pot, a pottery painting shop in Burnham Market, Norfolk. Kate and the children must have painted some adorable pieces!"
For those who aren't familiar, Mable's Paint Pot is a hybrid venue made up of an old-fashioned sweet shop and ceramics craft centre, where guests of all ages can try their hand at decorating a mug, plate or piggy bank etc.
It sounds as though it's not the first time the family have popped into the shop either, with one Instagram user, @charlotte__chambers, sharing a photo back in March (pre-lockdown) of two handprints on a wall in the store, signed 'George' and 'Charlotte'. The post was captioned: "Spent the afternoon pottery paintingso much fun!
Kate Middleton, Prince George, Charlotte & Louis were also here on Saturday!"
It's no wonder that the royals are such fans of the shop, as it looks so quaint and isn't too far of a drive from their Norfolk home, Amner Hall (where the family stayed for the duration of lockdown). The exterior of Mable's looks like an influencer's dream too, with it's super cute pink door and window, plus floral arrangements.
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It would also seem that the owner of Mabel's is just as big a fan of The Cambridges as they are of the crafting hot spot, as the official Instagram account contains two videos of the royals walking outside Sandringham House on Christmas Day (Prince William and Kate Middleton can be seen greeting crowds alongside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle).
Now, does anybody else really have the urge to paint a mug and gift it to a relative? Is that still a cute thing to do when you're in your twenties?
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