Kate Middleton‘s schedule usually involves events of a prestigious caliber: royal tours, speaking at a charity fundraisers, attending red carpets. But this week, unsuspecting locals found out that Middleton’s calendar also includes classic parenting activities, like taking her kids shopping for last-minute Halloween costumes.
Unlike most occasions the royal family attend, the Duchess of Cambridge’s costume excursion was 100% casual. Princess George and Princess Charlotte followed their mother through the store to browse costumes. As they shopped, Middleton made some time to chat with royal fans in the store; She reportedly asked some children what they were planning on wearing for Halloween this year. Out of respect for the family’s privacy, her bodyguard reportedly asked shoppers to not take pictures.
Shopper Kathy Whittaker told the Mirror about the memorable sighting. “You don’t expect to see that when you go shopping,” she said. “I couldn’t concentrate on my shopping.” (Relatable.)
Even though Middleton was making a routine shopping trip, she was unsurprisingly wearing a polished outfit for her errand. “Kate was wearing black trousers and a black polo neck. Charlotte was wearing a little checkered skirt but I couldn’t see anything else,” Whittaker told the Mirror. “She just seemed so down to earth and beautiful as always.”
It’s unclear which costumes the royals landed on for Halloween 2019. But, perhaps like the rest of the Internet, the Duchess of Cambridge will settle on a Euphoria-inspired look, glittery makeup and all.