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Kate Middleton Resurfaces at Local Starbucks

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One grande decaf skinny latte for the Duchess, pronto! Last Friday, Jan. 11, a pregnant Kate Middleton quietly emerged from Kensington Palace for a very hush-hush jaunt: A walk through Kensington Gardens with dog Lupo followed by a drop-in at a nearby Starbucks!

Escorted by a security guard, the 31-year-old Duchess "looked beautiful," an onlooker tells Us Weekly. "Her hair was done nicely and she had a scarf, lovely long coat and boots on." Still under wraps, although Middleton is now in her second trimester? Her baby bump. "She was wrapped up warm, so I couldn't see the bump," the observer explains.

As the security guard waited outside with Lupo, Prince William's wife went inside and placed her order herself: Her decaf drink, plus a cookie. "Kate was smiling," the observer continues, adding that she "paid with a Starbucks card, which she swiped herself."

Thus armed with provisions, the expectant royal took Lupo's leash back from the security guard (the pooch is "so cute and well-behaved," the spy says), and the trio continued on their walk.

"She's a regular," a Starbucks staffer tells Us of the unassuming Duchess. This past Monday, she and William, 30, announced they "are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July," adding that "The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month." (Middleton's first trimester was marred by acute morning sickness.)

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powerbottom 18th-Jan-2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
Was Britney there too?
piratesswoop 18th-Jan-2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
the crazies at royaldish rae convinced she didn't have acute morning sickness lol
ceilidh_ann 18th-Jan-2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
I swear Royal Dish is run by someone who Prince Frederik fucked and never called back.
goofusgallant 18th-Jan-2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
lol
xcollsangelx 18th-Jan-2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Of course they are.

fred2265 18th-Jan-2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
lol..
nicolesnitchie 18th-Jan-2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
i wouldn't be surprised if she was faking idk i don't trust any of those royals
greyfilm 28th-Jan-2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Idk, maybe I'm going crazy (but not THAT crazy), but I am finding it hard to believe she had that HG business rather than just really bad morning sickness. The HG accounts that have come out from people/commenters since then sound like hell (case in point: the commenter below whose friend's doctors have suggested termination of the pregnancy).

Honestly and with the disclaimer that I am obviously not a doctor, etc., Kate's situation doesn't seem to be that severe with the exception of the hospital stay, which could happen to anyone who gets dehydrated enough.
gee 18th-Jan-2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
Her face weirds me out.
grande_latte 18th-Jan-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
cool
mwffj 18th-Jan-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it sounds like she's out of the worst of hyperemisis. The stories my mom tells from when she was pregnant with me and had that...just...yikes.
buncha_cruncha 18th-Jan-2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
One of my friends is going through it right now. It SUCKS. :(
greyfilm 28th-Jan-2013 04:53 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, how long has she had it?
annie_oakley 18th-Jan-2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
She looks good! She's lucky. My HG didn't improve until around 24 weeks, but I was still probably throwing up at least once a week until the baby was born.
gpin2084 18th-Jan-2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
good lord, what an inane article.
__lunabelle 18th-Jan-2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
Royals: they're just like us!
arien 18th-Jan-2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
She wore boots and a coat! She paid with a Starbucks card that she swiped herself!
bienenkiste 18th-Jan-2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
what in the tacky ass 70's hell is everything going on in that pic
hierarchia 18th-Jan-2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
lolmte
muzicnem 18th-Jan-2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
IKR

JC that shit is atrocious.
crookedrain 18th-Jan-2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
omg i go there all the time
ohmygod13 18th-Jan-2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
Glad she's doing well, I have a friend who is so ill with this right now she's been in the hospital with a central line and getting all of her nutrition from IV fluids. She's so sick her doctors were telling her she should consider terminating the pregnancy.
tempertemper 18th-Jan-2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
So sorry for your friend. I suffered from terrible morning sickness, but that is just awful :(
voyevoda 18th-Jan-2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
...paid with a Starbucks card, which she swiped herself.

In Canada they're swiped on the side of the till, so swiping it yourself would look damn silly. Do they do it diff. at England S'bucks? I don't recall from when I was there.
april_in_paris 18th-Jan-2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
You scan it in the same unit you would put your debit/credit card.
It's a weird detail include though.
voyevoda 18th-Jan-2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
That makes far more sense. I was imagining her leaning over the counter and swiping down the side of the till herself. :S
fabouluz 18th-Jan-2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
Aww yeaa, Starbucks Cookies.
mydogfred 18th-Jan-2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
mmmmm coffee
soph_b 18th-Jan-2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
Her dress looks awful and cheap.

Edited at 2013-01-18 06:14 pm (UTC)
poopanna 18th-Jan-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
That's what I came here to say.
beaddddddsss 18th-Jan-2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
It looks like the racks my grandma use to go through in Dillard's.
innate_autumn 18th-Jan-2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
IT'S NOT CHEAP IT'S MADE OF ROYAL EMERALDS
beaddddddsss 18th-Jan-2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
I have a "gold" Starbucks card since I'm a gold~ member, and I never use the physical card. I just use my Starbucks app to pay all the time and leave a cash tip tbh.

Anyways, as much as I like a free drink/food at every 12 drinks now, fuck them for not making soy or syrups free anymore. Also, it should be a free drink/food at every 8 drinks tyvm.
misscrystal25 18th-Jan-2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
Exactly how much Starbucks does one need to consume to become a gold member? Genuinely curious and not willing to Google it if you have the answer.
beaddddddsss 18th-Jan-2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
30 purchases (drinks, food, mints, w/e) a year makes you a gold member. I go to Starbucks once a week, so hay~ might as well get discounts and free drinks. Anything below 30 purchases a year is green membership.
zanknits 18th-Jan-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
yeah I gave up my gold card after the soy takedown. I only had the card because it saved me 60 cents on my soy frapps and soy hot chocolate...
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