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Kate Middleton ‘sneaks into pub for drinks party with school mums via secret entrance previously made for Prince Harry’

KATE Middleton recently proved she is just like any other parent when she headed to a London pub for a drink with some mums from her kids' school.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, managed to sneak in through a secret entrance at the Chelsea-based Hollywood Arms for a “meet and greet” party.

 Kate Middleton went to a drinks party in a London pub to with 'school-run mums' last month
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Kate Middleton went to a drinks party in a London pub to with 'school-run mums' last monthCredit: AFP or licensors

The event was held last month so parents of new pupils at the £6,000-a-term Thomas’s Battersea school could get to know each other.

Princess Charlotte, four, started at the school in September, joining her older brother Prince George, six, who's been attending since 2017.

Mum-of-three Kate was able to sneak in through a rear alley, away from prying camera phones , according to the Mail on Sunday.

The hidden doorway is said to have been previously installed for Prince Harry’s use back in his bachelor days.

 Kate managed to slip into the Hollywood Arms in Chelsea for the event
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Kate managed to slip into the Hollywood Arms in Chelsea for the eventCredit: Google
 The drinks party was held so parents of kids at Thomas's Battersea - where Charlotte and George go - could get to know each other
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The drinks party was held so parents of kids at Thomas's Battersea - where Charlotte and George go - could get to know each otherCredit: Splash News

The pub has additonal royal ties after previous owners Willow Crossley and husband Charlie, who sold the pub in 2015, helped to do the flowers for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding reception.

The low-key venue is said to be popular with customers for its Sunday roasts and weekend brunches and often attracts Chelsea socialites.

Kate is said to have snuck in undetected and enjoyed the company of her new friends, while watched over by her discreet security.

 The Cambridge family have been praised for their down-to-earth ways
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The Cambridge family have been praised for their down-to-earth waysCredit: AFP

The party took place in the pub’s Boulevard Bar, which is a private salon costing £2,500 to hire for up to 80 people.

This follows Kate being branded “relatable” after she was spotted browsing for Halloween outfits in a local Sainsbury’s in Norfolk.

It’s not the first time the mum-of-three has been spotted shopping in a high street chain, and she stunned shoppers last Christmas by popping into The Range to pick up some festive gifts.

 Kate and William took George to the football to watch Aston Villa play last month
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Kate and William took George to the football to watch Aston Villa play last monthCredit: Jason Dawson

People were quick to gush over Kate being spotting in the supermarket chain, and praised her for being “relatable.”

One wrote on Instagram: “Over the years I've enjoyed seeing pics of Kate going about a routine things like shopping.

“She is a perfect representative of the Crown while on royal duties, and just relatable Kate when not on duties.”

 Kate and Wills surprised travellers when they took a £73-a-head FlyBe plane this summer
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Kate and Wills surprised travellers when they took a £73-a-head FlyBe plane this summerCredit: SWNS

Another added: “Humble family.”

Flybe passengers were shocked when Kate and the rest of the Cambridge brood boarded a £73-a-head budget flight from Norwich to Aberdeen to visit the Queen at Balmoral.

Kate also did her own make-up on her wedding day and has been seen handing round packed lunches to her excitable kids at the polo this summer.

Kensington Palace has been contacted but declined to comment.

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