Last weekend Prince William made a surprise appearance at an Italian restaurant as he accompanied his daughter Princess Charlotte to a birthday pizza party for one of her classmates.
The father of three, Prince William, arrived at Il Pagliaccio in London with his six-year-old daughter last Sunday to drop her off for a birthday party, which was hosted by one of her classmates from nearby Thomas’s Battersea School.
The Duke, dressed up in a casual maroon jumper and jeans, didn’t stay long as he was only seen walking in the restaurant alongside Princess Charlotte while carrying a large birthday gift wrapped in pink paper, with the royal returning several hours later to pick her up.
The owner of the restaurant, Teo Catino, extended a warm handshake to William before requesting a selfie with the Duke, an offer the royal declined.
Quite coincidentally this isn’t the only connection the royal family has with this pizza place, as it has been reported that this had been one of Princess Diana’s favorite pizzerias in London.
Teo explained: ‘When she returned from her gymnastics sessions in a gym not far from here, Lady Diana stopped by me, always together with her bodyguards, and ordered Margherita and pizza with salami. And then off home to eat them with the two children.’
This rare public appearance of Prince William comes amidst dozens of reports that he and Kate are seriously considering moving the family out of the capital.
According to some sources, the two have already finalized arrangements to move Prince George to a new prep school in Berkshire this September, with co-educational Lambrook, near Ascot, to be one of their top choices.
Princess Charlotte, on the other hand, will most likely remain at Thomas’s Battersea for the time being, as she is ‘super happy and settled’, and is expected to be joined by her younger brother, Prince Louis when he turns four this spring.
Apparently, the royal couple has been looking into properties in the Windsor area, such as multiple potential family homes located on the Queen’s Berkshire estate, with the idea being to live in the Royal Borough at weekends and holidays.
This change might be beneficial for all sides, as Windsor is much closer to Bucklebury, where Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, live meaning visits might become more regular to the dotting grandparents.
Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, their current home, will continue to be the base for their charitable Royal Foundation and their official offices.
This change will mean changes in other areas as well, as their country home Anmer Hall, located in Norfolk, will probably be returned to the Queen, with the monarch being able to give it to another royal or simply rent it out privately.
This is not a simple location change for the royal family, with William being second-in-line to the throne, they must take into consideration the bigger roles they will be taking on in the future and how exactly that might work.
At the moment, Kate and William are simply looking to find a place to finally settle down with their three children, and as for the future, it might be years before any significant changes happen in the royal family and how they operate.