The Royal wee! The day Kate stunned punters at a south London pub by nipping in to take Princess Charlotte to the loo – with her protection officers in tow
- Princess Charlotte, 3, was caught short as she was driven through south London
- The Duchess of Cambridge took the youngster to use the Phoenix pub in Stockwell
- Local punters were shocked when the royal pair made an unexpected entrance
- A royal protection officer went ahead to check the facilities
- Led by the hand by her mother, the little girl trotted in happily to the ladies
Princess Charlotte added an extra royal engagement to her brief public life – an unexpected visit to a south London pub to use the loo, MailOnline can reveal.
The fourth in line to the throne nipped into The Phoenix in Stockwell to use the ladies after she was caught short while travelling down the notoriously busy A3 trunk road.
Regulars and staff were stunned by the visit with one punter joking: ‘It just goes to show that the royals are like any other family. When your kid needs to go to the loo, they got to go!’
The three-year-old youngster was led into the unassuming local boozer by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, who held her hand.
Princess Charlotte, who attends morning classes at the Willcocks Nursery in Kensington, was wearing black shoes, white tights, blue skirt, with a white blouse and light-blue coat.
Her mother was more casually dressed in patterned blue culottes and a navy blue long-sleeve top.
A plain-clothed female detective from the Royal Protection Squad had gone into the pub a few minutes ahead of the regal pair to check the toilets.
The young princess, whose confidence outshines her shyer older brother, was completely unfazed by the brief visit.
Maggie McKinney, a regular at the friendly street corner pub, told MailOnline: ‘I was sitting in my usual chair and when I looked up I saw Kate Middleton, I mean the Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter Princess Charlotte.
‘The little kiddie just trotted in with her mum, went to the toilet and then trotted out. They could not have been in the pub for more than ten minutes.
‘Someone went up to the bar and asked if the wee girl could go to the toilet and then in they came.
‘They seem very nice, totally normal. Princess Kate was holding her daughter’s hand. Princess Charlotte was just any other little girl.’