She may be the future Queen, live in a palace and be one of the most famous people on the planet.
But it seems that the Duchess of Cambridge is sometimes just like the rest of us.
Of course, Kate only became a member of the royal family when she married Prince William over 10 years ago in a huge ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
But despite her now-royal role, there have been many times the mum-of-three has mingled with the public and shown her relatable side…
Shopping at the Range
Just days before Christmas 2018, Kate was spotted doing a spot of shopping at discount store The Range in King’s Lynn close to the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
Teacher Sarah Daniels told how she spotted Kate with George and Charlotte in the arts and craft aisle before they moved on to the toy section, where George apparently showed interest in ‘dinosaur slime’.
Mrs Daniels told the Daily Mail that at one point Charlotte sat on the floor and was told by her mother, dressed casually in jeans, low-heeled boots and a jacket: “Get up, poppet.”
And when George asked about the slime, she claims she “didn’t register a response” from the prince’s mother.
Popping to the supermarket
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Since becoming the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate has been seen on countless occasions loading up on supplies at the supermarket.
In 2019 she was seen buying Halloween costumes for George and Charlotte in Sainsbury’s, using the self-checkout tills at the Norfolk supermarket.
While in April 2018, just weeks before she gave birth to Prince Louis, she was spotted stocking up on groceries at Waitrose in Norfolk, armed with several reusable bags.
After paying, she was then pictured loading her own bags into the back of her 4X4 in the supermarket’s car park, as a protection officer looked on just feet away.
One shopper who saw Kate said: “I just went around the corner of the aisle – and I saw her.
“It was like a surreal experience, to see her doing everyday things.”
Drinks at the pub
There’s nothing like chatting with friends in the pub over a drink.
And in 2019, it was reported that Kate popped to the pub with a group of other mums from Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s school.
Kate attended Thomas’s Battersea’s ‘meet and greet’ drinks party for parents of children who joined the school in September, including little Charlotte.
The event was held at the Hollywood Arms in Chelsea, which used to be a popular hangout for London socialites.
Eats in restaurants
Kate met her future husband Prince William when the pair were both students at St Andrews University in Scotland.
And before they married, they were known to enjoy the fare at Pizza Express.
But even now – they still enjoy going out for dinner on a date night – as they proved earlier this year.
After a day of royal engagements in St Andrews, they ventured to Forgan’s, a contemporary restaurant with a Scottish twist.
The couple asked for a private seating area at the back of the eatery that has welcomed famous golfing celebrities like Rory McIlroy.
The manager of the restaurant said: “There was no pomp and ceremony or fanfare, they were very nice and when they left they were very complimentary.”
Gets fish and chips at the seaside
No trip to the seaside is complete without treating yourself to some fish and chips.
And that’s exactly what Kate did earlier this year, on a visit to the Scottish town of Anstruther.
Kate, as well as William, popped into the Anstruther Fish Bar where they ordered a £7.95 takeaway haddock supper, wrapped in paper, which they ate on a bench on the pier.
They then returned for an ice cream – his in a cup, hers in a cone – before boarding a helicopter back to Edinburgh during their Scottish tour in May.
Bakes her children’s birthday cakes
Like any mum, Kate goes out of her way to make sure her children’s birthdays are special – and even makes the cake herself.
Kate revealed her adorable tradition in 2019 when she appeared on a special BBC programme with baking expert Mary Berry called A Berry Royal Christmas.
In it, she spoke of her love for baking and told Mary that when it comes to her children’s birthdays: “I love making the cake.”
She added: “It’s become a bit of a tradition that I stay up ’til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it.”
Does the school run
Kate is a regular on the school run at Thomas’s Battersea, where her two oldest kids attend.
Apparently, parents barely give her or Prince William a second glance when they drop George and Charlotte off – and there is another mum who people are much more excited to catch a glimpse of.
One parent told the Daily Mail : “No one really gives Kate a second glance when she does the school drop-off.
“We have a Victoria’s Secret model doing the school run, too, and the dads are far more interested in her.”
Wears clothes from the High Street
Kate has her pick of designer clothes wearing pieces from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Jenny Packham.
But she is also often seen in more affordable garments that can be easily picked up on the High Street.
In the past, she has been pictured in a Zara blazer and while receiving her Covid jab in May, she was pictured wearing jeans costing £65 from & Other Stories and a simple white T-shirt from H&M.
But it’s not just Kate who sometimes dresses in High Street clothes – her children do too.
In April, Prince Louis wore a pair of £25 Adidas trainers in his third birthday portrait while Prince Charlotte wore a Zara dress in pictures released to mark her fifth birthday.