Kate spent the afternoon browsing in local shops including Byfords. The store stocks a selection of products including cakes and desserts, ready meals, cheese, olives and speciality bread.
The Duchess may have enjoyed a spot of lunch in Byfords café and restaurant, the perfect place to unwind and relax. The menu has international influence, and uses fresh, local, seasonal ingredients presented in a quirky café style.
'She was in town. Apparently she comes here quite a bit. She looked in the window of the shop. There is quite a buzz in the town.'
Kate has been known to visit the town before, perhaps familiarising herself with the shops as the Queen has reportedly given Anmer Hall on Her Majesty's Sandringham Estate in West Norfolk to the Cambridges. There are renovations taking place at the property at the moment, no doubt up-scaling security as ensuring the couple's privacy is a priority.
Kate also popped into Mews Antique Emporium, containing antique furniture, clothing, books and collectables. Kate is definitely a fan of antiques and is regularly spotted antique shopping with her mother Carole in Berkshire. She was seen leaving in a Range Rover, smiling and waving to well-wishers.
@GingerBen1979 kindly shared a photo via Twitter and described Kate as "stunning".
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I loved Kate's look today, very casual yet stylish; perfect for a day of browsing in a market town. The Duchess has remained very slim and isn't opting for any maternity wear pieces just yet. Everything she's wearing has been seen before. She kept warm in her purple Ralph Lauren cable sweater, a piece Kate has worn on a number of occasions including shopping trips in Anglesey in 2011.
The Duchess also wore her Really Wild waistcoat and jeans.
Kate carried her Tod's D-Styling Bauletto Leather Tote. The stylish bag features double top handles, detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, stitch detailing on body of bag and gold-toned protective feet. It is available in a variety of colours at My Theresa.
It was nice to see Kate out and about today. She's looking happy and enjoying her pregnancy. Did you hear Alexandra is the bookies favourite for Baby Cambridge's name?
William, Kate and Harry will attend the inauguration of Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden on Friday, April 26. Here's a little clue on what we can expect from their visit :)
The royal trio's visit will include a tour of The Making of Harry Potter attraction. Costumers, props and models from the movies will be on display. Also invited are 500 children and their parents associated with charities that have one of the royals as their patron. As someone who grew up reading the Harry Potter series and eagerly awaiting the release of the movies every year, I am very excited to see William, Kate and Harry officially open the attraction.
After the tour the royals will host a meeting for their Charities Forum in the Great Hall, one of the original sets from the Harry Potter movies.
More from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's website:
'The charities forum is the collection of charities, of which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are Patrons.
The Princes founded the Forum in 2006 as a way to bring their individual charitable interests together and to explore how they could best lend their support to them all in an effective and efficient way. The Charities Forum meets biannually, with each organisation taking its turn to host the group.'
William and Kate at a previous meeting.
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I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!