Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte were spotted in a pub after suffering a royal parenting emergency

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte
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Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte shocked drinkers when they turned up unexpectedly after suffering a royal parenting emergency.

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte once unexpectedly called into a pub after suffering a typical parenting car journey emergency.

The royals often take their children out and about when they're not at school - back in July Kate was seen riding bikes with Prince Louis in a London park.

But during this particular outing in 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge was forced to make a change of plan.

She pulled over in her black Range Rover to make an unexpected dash into the Phoenix in Stockwell because Princess Charlotte needed the toilet.

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte

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It is not known where the royals were travelling to at the time, or whether Prince William or Prince George was in the car ,but they shocked punters when they popped into the watering hole to ask if they could use the ladies.

Maggie McKinney, a regular of the pub, said, "I was sitting in my usual chair and when I looked up I saw Kate Middleton, I mean the Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter Princess Charlotte.

"The little kiddie just trotted in with her mum, went to the toilet, and then trotted out. They could not have been in the pub for more than ten minutes."

She continued, "They seem very nice, totally normal. Princess Kate was holding her daughter's hand. Princess Charlotte was just any other little girl."

Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton and Prince George

But as with any royal visit, planned or in this case unplanned, the pair were accompanied by a plain-clothed protection officer who checked that the pub was able to offer their toilets for use by the young royal.

Princess Charlotte is expected to join her brother Prince George in attending St Thomas' Battersea this week when children go back to school and return to the classroom.

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Charlotte will be entering Year 2 which means she will be sitting her Year 2 SATs tests in English and maths at the end of the school year.

The youngster, who sparked concerns that she had a controversial beauty treatment, has enjoyed spending time off with her brothers Prince George and Prince Louis.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)