(Gasp) Duchess Kate, what are you doing outside the palace?
That is what shoppers at the Bicester Village outlet shopping center in England may have been thinking this past Sunday when they spotted none other than Kate Middleton!
The 32-year-old wife of Prince William was seen shopping at the mall, located about 60 miles north west of London, and perusing the sales at several luxury brand stores, including Gucci and Ralph Lauren.
"She was on her own but had bodyguards close by," a witness told E! News.
Several people also tweeted about Kate sightings.
Just seen Kate Middleton shopping in Gucci ??? eliza (@ElizaSandaver) August 10, 2014
She's so pretty ????? eliza (@ElizaSandaver) August 10, 2014
So weird seeing a princess? eliza (@ElizaSandaver) August 10, 2014
Omg Kate Middleton swanning around Bicester village ??? Tom Dash Golding (@tomdashgolding) August 10, 2014
The savvy discount shopper bought Lacoste pajamas on sale for son Prince George, 1, according to Hello! magazine, which added that the duchess has been to the shopping center before. On Sunday's visit, instead of her trademark fancy hats and dress coats, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for the ultimate incognito look. Also known as casualwear.
"She was trying to keep very low key in just jeans and a jumper [sweater]," the witness said. "Not many people noticed her as she was avoiding contact with them. No pictures were taken that I'm aware of. She was focused on shopping."
We hear that.
No photos of the duchess at the mall on Sunday have been released. However, if you are wondering what she looks like in civilian clothing, here's a 2005 photo of her doing some Christmas shopping with her mother, Carole.
—Reporting by Marcus Mulick