Kate Middleton first appeared in London after returning from her and Prince William’s official tour of Ireland while shopping for books in Kensington.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, was depicted with a huge bag of books as she walked out of the Waterstones store near her Kensington Palace Home on Friday.
A source told MailOnline that the mother of three Waterstones staff had asked for history and books with a military theme for children.
Kate chose a matching blue polo-neck sweater and overcoat, which she combined with dark denim jeans, loafers and a black bag on a gold chain.
Kate Middleton first appeared in London after returning from her and Prince William’s official tour of Ireland while shopping for books in Kensington
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, was depicted with a huge bag of books when she stepped out of the Waterstones store near her Kensington Palace Home on Friday
She chose a matching blue polo neck sweater and overcoat, which she combined with dark denim jeans, loafers and a black bag on a gold chain
The duchess saw her own car door open as she stepped off the busy sidewalk with the Waterstones brand bag over her shoulder
Wearing the Waterstones-themed bag, the Duchess was seen opening her own car door as she stepped off the busy sidewalk in the midst of crowds of people.
Kate has a strong interest in the development of young children and could very well have bought books for her own children; Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, who is 11 months old.
In January, she launched the development survey of the first years, which is intended to start a UK-wide conversation about raising the next generation. She revealed that 10,000 people had signed up in the first week of the launch.
Prince William recently revealed that his children are fans of Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson. It tells the story of a friendly witch who is threatened by a dragon.
When he was on an engagement in South Wales last year, he said about the book: “I always read this to our children.”
Mrs. Donaldson’s other popular book, The Gruffalo, is also being read in the Cambridge household.
George and Charlotte are also familiar with Harry Potter. Kate revealed in BBC documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at the age of 70 in 2018 that her husband reads the fantasy series to them.
She said, “He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think the kids really appreciate that.”
Kate’s outing comes just two days after she and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, attended a special event in Tribeton, Galway, on their three-day royal tour of Ireland.
The couple enjoyed a cliff walk, were shown how to play hurling’s Irish sport, and met artists, young people, and volunteers who participated in the events of Europe’s cultural capital, Galway 2020.
Kate has a strong interest in the development of young children and could very well have bought books for her own children; Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, who is 11 months old
In January, she launched the development survey of the first years, which is intended to launch a UK-wide conversation about raising the next generation
Kate was flanked by a bodyguard as she got off the sidewalk in Kensington and got into her car
Kate and Prince William will make their first public appearance alongside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, since the last couple announced they would like to resign as senior royals when they attend the Commonwealth Day service on Monday at Westminster Abbey.
Harry and Meghan have performed a series of final public appearances in recent days following their decision to spend most of their time in Canada and earn their own income.
The service at Westminster Abbey is broadcast on BBC One and around the world.
The Queen used her Commonwealth Day message to praise the diversity of the family of nations, whose mix of traditions “serves to make us stronger.”
Taking control: the duchess did not need the help of her security team when she opened her car door
She let the Waterstones-themed bag swing over her shoulder as she got into her rear car
Kate was visiting the Waterstones bookstore, a very short drive from her home in Kensington Palace
Kate looked calm and gathered during her shopping trips for books in Kensington on Friday
In her annual message, the head of state emphasized how global connectivity makes people aware of their “choices and actions” that can affect the “well-being of people and communities who live far away” – and inspires many to be more careful with natural resources.
The Queen’s words will be printed in the order of service at the Commonwealth Day service on Monday, which will also be attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a 2,000-strong congregation.
During the last day of the royal tour through Ireland, Kate and Prince William also traveled to the traditional Irish-owned Tig Coili pub in Galway.
The Duchess has recycled her custom-made khaki jacket in military style by one of her beloved designers, Alexander McQueen, who she wore during a visit to Bradford in January.
Kate wore her hair in loose and flowing curls while she put on the matching jacket and polo neck while shopping
Kate added a pair of velvet loafers for her shopping trip, which she made without her husband, Prince William
Kate is clearly a fan of Suzannah – she was wearing a white button-up dress from the British designer in Wimbledon last year.
At one point Kate looked bewildered and ducked out of the way when her husband demonstrated his impressive juggling skills with four white balls.
Kate seems to have literally been dressed – where she emerges during an event and takes the theme of the occasion quite literally – to spur this journey, to spur the trend by selecting two green ensembles on the first day and opting for clover jewelry.
She also wore a khaki green Dubarry jacket for a romantic walk on the cliff on the Howth peninsula with William the day before.
Kate and Prince William were in Ireland for a three-day official “charm offensive” during the week to calm post-Brexit relations between the UK and the Republic. The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to Irish independence fighters (photo, the couple enjoyed a walk on the Howth peninsula east of central Dublin towards the end of their second day)