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Can’t a woman leave her home to buy some books? Kate Middleton was out in London this weekend shopping at U.K. bookstore Waterstones, per MailOnline. A source told the site that the mother of three asked the sales assistant for children’s books on history and military-themed books, suggesting that Prince George and/or Princess Charlotte have an interest in the topic.
She wore a light blue sweater and overcoat with black loafers during her outing, which just seemed to be a casual weekend errand. This Kate sighting follows her and Prince William’s trip to Ireland, where Kate paid tribute to the country by wearing green. She also debuted some subtle bangs and a shorter haircut on the trip.
Kate has been busy in 2020. Last month, she promoted her “5 Big Questions” survey, which encouraged parents to talk to each other about the first few years of child rearing. While doing an interview with the podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby, Kate talked with host and author Giovanna Fletcher about the importance of getting outside with her kids.
“I remember that from my childhood—doing the simple things, going for a walk together, and that’s really what I try and do with my children as well because it totally strips away all the complications, all the pressures,” Kate said. “It’s something I’m really passionate about. “I think it’s so great for physical and mental wellbeing and laying those foundations. It’s such a great environment to actually spend time in, building those quality relationships without the distractions of ‘I’ve got to cook’ and ‘I’ve got to do this.’ And actually, it’s so simple.”
Besides spending their time at Kensington Palace, Kate, William, and their kids also have a home at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. It was there, William recently revealed, that the children learned the handy farm skill of lambing. Maybe we will see Kate picking up some books about farm life soon, too. Those kids seem to have some well-rounded interests.