She may be married to the future king of England but when it comes to parenting Kate is just like the rest of us.
Prince George (pictured on his first day at Thomas’s school last year) was reportedly accompanied by his mother the Duchess of Cambridge and sister Princess Charlotte to buy school shoes Peter Jones in Chelsea ahead of the start of term
According to sources both Charlotte (pictured on her first day at Willocks Nursery last year) and George were wearing their summer sandals and Kate had neglected to bring any spare socks on the shopping trip
Sources told the magazine that the duchess was forced to borrow a pair of socks from store staff in order for George, five and Charlotte, three to try on smart new back to school shoes.
MailOnline has contacted Kensington Palace for a comment.
George returned to his primary school Thomas’s Battersea today (Thursday) where he began Year One – and this term will see some big changes for Kate’s eldest.
Not only will George be settling into a new classroom and meeting a new teacher, he will also be taking on new subjects like Science, History and Geography, as the cirriculum becomes more challenging.
According to the school’s website, Year One pupils will build on what they learned in reception and develop key skills including joined-up handwriting, fluent speech and a greater understanding of Maths.
According to reports Kate (pictured in Germany last year) was forced to borrow some socks from store staff in order for her children to try on the shoes
Prince George returned to his school in Battersea (pictured) on Thursday where he started his first term in Year One – the media was not invited
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also find themselves doing more homework with their eldest son, with pupils expected to read for 10 minutes a night and to complete a weekly spelling assignment.
Outside of the classroom, George and his peers will enjoy Drama, Art and Ballet classes.
The media was not invited, as they were last year, to witness George’s return to school today.
Meanwhile his sister Charlotte returned to Willocks Nursery School on Wednesday with Hello! reporting that Kate would be accompanying her daughter on the school run – again the media was not invited for her return.
Royal fans are likely to see the prince and princess next month where they are expected to attend the wedding of their second cousin Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank on October 12.