Kate Middleton spotted in skinny jeans and cosy knit for rare off-duty shopping trip

Kate Middleton
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Kate Middleton is spotted wearing skinny jeans and cosy knit for a rare off-duty shopping trip without the kids or her husband Prince William.

Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) gave fans a glimpse of her off-duty mum look as she stepped out to browse the shops in a pair of skinny jeans and a cosy knit jumper.

The Duchess, who turned 40 last month (opens in new tab), wore a £450 Ralph Lauren jumper and a £750 Massimo Dutti coat as she popped by Peter Jones' store on London's Sloane Square.

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Photographs obtained by Mail Online (opens in new tab), show Kate carrying a black fabric shopping bag from the store in one hand as she climbed into the back of a chauffeur-driven BMW which was parked outside the back entrance to the department store.

She appeared to go unnoticed as her low-key outfit and face mask meant she blended in with other women as she popped inside for a spot of shopping without her husband Prince William and their children Prince George (opens in new tab), eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis (opens in new tab), three.

Kate has previously gone shopping with the Queen and Duchess Camilla to Fortnum & Mason back in 2012 when the revamped London store re-opened its doors.

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The Duchess, while straying from her formal attire, didn't disappoint by pairing blue skinny jeans with a £449 Polo Ralph Lauren grey cable knit jumper, favourite £249 Massimo Dutti check coat, and £170 boots from celeb-loved brand Blundstone.

Kate could have just asked her stylist to go shopping but instead, the future Queen, whose husband is second in line to the throne in the royal succession (opens in new tab), opted to run her errands herself.

Fond of High Street brands and low-cost online retailers, Kate was recently spotted wearing some bargain £10 ASOS earrings (opens in new tab).

While Kate was browsing the store, which sells everything from homewares to children's clothes, electrical and menswear, her driver was approached by two women who appeared to take issue with the way he had parked on the curb. Moments later, he pulled off the kerb and parked on the road.

But one fan casts doubt over Kate actually walking around the store to do her shopping, as she noted, "I doubt she was in the shop, that pic is taken at the back, right next to the Customer Collection door."

While another fan commented on her style and wrote, "Kate looks fabulous in whatever she wears. The joy of having an amazing figure even after having three children. Not easy but so worth it."

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.