Every parent's worst nightmare.
It’s true that the royal family lead lives that are often pretty different to ours. But that’s not to say they’re strangers to some aspects of ‘normal’ life, from being on Instagram to having a royal family WhatsApp group, and ordering in their favourite takeaway on a Friday night.
Mum-of-three Kate Middleton is also no stranger to regular parenting problems, whether that’s dealing with the odd tantrum in public or stopping Prince George from opening his Christmas presents before the big day. And while shopping for her children’s uniform recently, she made an error that all parents will understand.
A source told HELLO! that the Duchess of Cambridge took her children George and Charlotte to Peter Jones in Sloane Square, Chelsea, to buy new shoes before the start of the 2018-19 school year. The John Lewis & Partners branch is also the stockist for George’s uniform at St Thomas’s Battersea, where he is in Year One.
However, with her eldest two children wearing sandals in the warmer weather, Kate forgot to bring something pretty essential for the shoe-fitting – spare socks!
Fortunately George and Charlotte were able to borrow a pair from the store before trying on new shoes, but we can only imagine that moment of frustration when the duchess realised her mistake.
We’re pretty sure every parent can relate to forgetting something essential at least once or twice. You’re not alone, Kate.