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Kate Middleton has been spotted enjoying a drink with the parents from George and Charlotte's London school, suggesting she's in no rush to ditch her city friends ahead of the Cambridges' rumored move to Windsor.
- Kate Middleton was spotted having a drink with parents of her kids' school friends at a posh pub in London last week.
- The rare sighting of the Duchess of Cambridge in her free time comes amid ongoing reports that she and Prince William are moving to Windsor.
- In other royal news, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to receive special award in California this weekend.
Kate Middleton enjoyed a cheeky beverage with parents of children at Prince George and Princess Charlotte's school in London last week, amid ongoing reports that she and Prince William are moving out of Kensington Palace for a quiet life in Windsor.
The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted by a royal fan at the Hollywood Arms in Chelsea having a quiet drink with a group of mums and dads, according to Daily Mail's Richard Eden.
The relaxing gathering took place just a few days before Kate arrived in Denmark on Tuesday for her first overseas engagement since the pandemic began. According to the Mail's source, there was 'no fuss or fanfare' surrounding the royal icon's presence at the fancy South Kensington Pub.
It's understood that Kate has visited the establishment before, reportedly slipping inside via a secret back entrance in November 2019 for a 'meet-and-greet' drinks party with her fellow parents.
At the time, Prince George was in his third year at Thomas's Battersea, while Princess Charlotte was in Year One. It's likely that Kate was eager to get to know the mums and dads of the kids in her daughter's year—and maybe even plan a few playdates for the future.
The news of the Duchess' casual outing comes shortly after it was revealed that Prince William and Kate Middleton have been researching local schools in Windsor ahead of their rumored relocation to the countryside.
It's been widely reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited multiple schools in the area over the past year, fueling speculation that they're planning to abandon their life in London for good.
Inside sources have said that Kate and Will are looking to move into Fort Belvedere, an 18th-century castle nestled in the sprawling Windsor Great Park.
With the property situated about a 90-minute drive from Buckingham Palace, the change-up would allow the couple to continue their royal duties in the city while also giving them the privacy of a country residence.
It's also closer to Kate's parents' home in Berkshire and the Queen's beloved Windsor Castle, meaning the Cambridge kids would be able to spend more time with both the Middletons and their famous great-grandmother.
Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.
Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.
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