The name Kate Middleton uses when shopping in private to protect her identity – 'unusual!'

Kate Middleton, 40, is lucky in that she will have staff at Kensington Palace that can do food shops for her. However, this has not stopped the Duchess of Cambridge from going shopping from time to time. Kate has often had to use a very clever different name to stop a shopkeeper from recognising her.

The Duchess was unable to pay for the item so had to reserve it under a secret name.

The embarrassed Kate had to use a different name to cover up a shopping blunder because she accidentally forgot her purse.

This was during the early years of her marriage to Prince William.

Shortly after their wedding in 2011, the Duke of Cambridge was stationed in Anglesey in Wales as a search and rescue pilot at nearby RAF Valley.

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To be closer to her husband, Kate rented a farmhouse nearby and was often seen by locals popping into nearby shops.

However, she suffered a blunder during one trip to the shops when she accidentally forgot her purse.

Kate was trying to purchase a water suit in a watersports shop called Funsport near her home.

As she went to the till to pay, she realised she was unable to pay for the item.

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The British royals also have bodyguards tasked with keeping them safe.

Therefore, the bodyguards will often use different names to describe the royals to protect them.

William and Kate are code-named “Danny Collins” and “Daphne Clark,” according to the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly known as “David Stevens” and “Davina Scott” in coded communications.

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