Kate Middleton had this very relatable shopping problem

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Just when you think the royals are a world apart from us commoners, which technically I suppose they are, you hear about snippets of their lives that make them very much relatable.

For example, the Cambridges' special birthday cake tradition, Prince Louis' hilarious first words, or even Kate Middleton's Christmas outfit regrets.

While the Duchess always looks impeccable to us, it turns out that she indeed suffers from fashion ruts from time to time.

Once such occurrence was just after she had Prince George. While out shopping for kids' clothes at one of her favourite brands, she admitted she was a little lost.

Designer Amaia Arrieta spoke to Hello magazine about the visit, saying: 'The first time she came into the shop she was with her mother. It was quite funny because she said, "I've just had a baby and I'm a little lost. Would you be able to help me?"'

Many new mums will be able to relate with this feeling of being overwhelmed, and it's refreshing that the Duchess wasn't afraid to ask for help. Since then, Kate has obviously has lots of practice and has become a big fan of the brand for all her children.

She is said to often prefer going into stores herself to pick out items, though she is known to order clothes online too, and have them delivered to Kensington Palace. Just like us really.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.