Pregnant Kate Middleton Went Grocery Shopping Solo, and Snapped Up the Bargains

The Duchess isn't averse to a good deal.

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Kate Middleton's due date is fast approaching, and as she prepares to give birth to her third child with Prince William (opens in new tab), the Duchess is stocking up on the essentials.

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Spotted in a grocery store in Norfolk, England on Monday, Middleton was photographed by another shopper, who was surprised to see the royal picking up her own groceries (opens in new tab). After she'd bought everything she needed, Middleton was then seen loading her own bags into the back of her Range Rover, having also grabbed one of the free coffees the supermarket gives away to shoppers.

According to the eyewitness (via Daily Mail (opens in new tab)), Middleton even bought some sale items, apparently selecting a coriander or parsley plant which visibly had a 25% off sticker on it. Even the Duchess of Cambridge isn't averse to grabbing a bargain when she sees it.

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It's widely thought that Middleton is now on maternity leave (opens in new tab), following her surprise appearance at the Easter service (opens in new tab) with Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday. Prince William and his wife were thought to have broken royal protocol (opens in new tab) by arriving late to the service, even after the Queen herself had gotten there.

According to Hello!Middleton's due date is around April 23 (opens in new tab), and The Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital has been prepping for the baby's arrival (via Travel & Leisure (opens in new tab)). US Weekly even reported (opens in new tab) that a "luxe maternity suite" has been reserved for the Duchess ahead of her due date, in case she goes into labor sooner than expected.

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Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.