Customers at British sandwich retailer Pret a Manger were surprised to see the Duchess who came in and ordered a croissant before continuing with her shopping trip. There have been several reported sightings of Kate in her local Pret, it is obviously a favourite eatery of hers.
Megan Gidden was enjoying dinner in her local when Kate walked in. Megan described her as "so beautiful, what a nice person."
|Megan Gidden Twitter|
Livvy Whiddet was "star struck" when she walked past Kate yesterday.
|Livy Whiddet Twitter|
The Duchess was also spotting shopping in GAP.
There are a number of items from the retailer I could see Kate wearing casually, and they also have an online maternity range and an adorable collection of baby clothes such as the Peter Rabbit Collection.
Kate's cape was immediately ID'd by super sleuth Susan over at WKW FB as the Zara Checked Print Cape from the Fall 2010 Collection. It originally retailed for £129.90 and is now sold out. Kate also wore blue skinny jeans and ankle boots. I always love Kate's candid style and I think the cape is very chic and most importantly warm, given how cold it is at the moment.
For those of you hoping to 'Repli-Kate' this look, Michelle shared an almost identical piece. The Classic Glen Plaid Cape is currently available at Orvis reduced from £119 to £94.
It was an unexpected surprise to see Kate. I hope it indicates she's feeling better.
In other news, Kate has accepted honorary membership of the All England Club, although with the royal baby due in July it is unlikely the Duchess will attend Wimbledon this year. Kate is a talented tennis player and has attended matches at Wimbledon for years so it is a perfect role for her. The news has led many to believe the Duchess is being lined up to be the Duke of Kent's successor as All England Club President.
More from the Daily Mail's Richard Kay:
"Last summer Kate was a regular at the tennis, cheering on Andy Murray all the way to the final. Some will see her decision to accept the offer as the start of her relationship with the club. Certainly her presence at the championships has boosted the sport. A Palace spokeswoman said 'The Duchess was pleased to accept the kind offer, particularly given her interest in tennis.'"
Speaking of Andy Murray, the British No. 1 will play Novak Djokovic at 8 a.m. (GMT) in the Australian Open final on Sunday. I have no doubt Kate will be watching.
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)