Kate Middleton uses secret name to cover up purchase mistake
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The secret name Kate Middleton used to cover up an embarrassing shopping mistake has been revealed.
Once embarrassed, Kate Middleton used a secret name to reserve a shopping item she couldn’t afford because she forgot her purse.
The Duchess of Cambridge is different from many royals in the way she chooses to continue shopping for herself and her family, rather than using butlers or royal servants and last month she was seen on a shopping trip to Sloane Square, Chelsea wears skinny jeans and a cozy knit.
But being independent once in a while can have its downsides, and Kate once made an embarrassing mistake when she forgot to pick up her purse and decided to use a secret name to try and cover up the mistake.
Early in her marriage to Prince William, Kate rented a farm near the Rhosneigr seaside resort in Anglesey to be closer to her husband, who at the time was working as a search and rescue pilot in the nearby valley of the RAF.
While there, Kate was often seen shopping at the local Waitrose and other stores, including a water sports store called Funsport near her home.
Her experience was far from fun when she suffered a rather embarrassing moment while trying to buy a wetsuit.
Kate had arrived at the checkout when she realized she had forgotten her purse containing her cash and credit cards, therefore she was unable to purchase the luxury item. But she saved it from being a completely lost trip by giving shopkeeper Dave “Bucky” Buckland, who didn’t recognize her at the time, a secret name.
When Dave asked her name when she asked if she could reserve the jumpsuit to pick up later, to which Kate replied, “Mrs. Cambridge”
At the time, a source told the Mail on Sunday: ‘He [Bucky] was happy about that, but then pulled out a pen and asked her name. Perhaps she was trying to play down her fate as a future queen, but she replied “Mrs. Cambridge”.
“He looked her straight in the eye and actually commented that it was quite an unusual surname. He had no idea who she was. She just smiled and said she would be back.
“He hasn’t experienced it since.”
Prince William and Kate visited Wales this week as they embark on their official engagements.