Kate Middleton took Princess Charlotte into a "lovely, friendly" local pub as the little one had to pee
Princess Charlotte, fourth in line to the British throne, passed through quite a few people at The Phoenix in Stockwell to use the ladies room
Princess Charlotte might just have become the youngest royal to have ever step foot inside a London bar, all thanks to mum Kate Middleton. According to reports, the Duchess of Cambridge took her daughter inside the pub to use the facilities after they were stuck in a traffic jam and Princess Charlotte reportedly had to pee.
Charlotte, fourth in line to the British throne, passed through quite a few people at The Phoenix in Stockwell to use the ladies room, after she and her mum Kate got caught in some notorious traffic while traveling down the busy A3 trunk road.
The people at the bar, including regulars as well as staff members, were quite surprised to see the royal duo quietly make their way to the women's loo. One of the people at the pub even joked, "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 by her mother, who held her hand the entire time. The Willcocks Nursery student was wearing black shoes, white tights, blue skirt, with a white blouse and light-blue coat that day, while her mother Kate was spotted in patterned blue culottes and a navy blue long-sleeve top.
But then, the royals were certainly not traveling alone. They were accompanied by a plain-clothed female detective from the Royal Protection Squad, who had gone into the pub a few minutes ahead of the regal pair to check the toilets.
Maggie McKinney, a regular at the friendly street corner pub, said, "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."
She added, "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. The Phoenix is a lovely little pub, very friendly."
Another regular, who wished to remain unidentified, said, "I was on my way to the pub when I saw the Duchess of Cambridge getting out of a black Range Rover which was parked on a side road. Then her daughter Princess Charlotte got out and they walked to the pub. A man in a suit stood by the side of the car. I couldn't believe it."
The manager of the Phoenix, as well as any spokesman for Backbar Pubs and Bars Ltd which owns it, refused to comment.
Another regular said they were warned to not take any pictures. "The diplomatic protection officer warned customers not to take any pictures so no one got their phones out. No one really knew what was going on until one guy recognized Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge."
The person further mentioned how the pub staff that was present that day had been thoroughly warned to not speak about the incident at all.
He said, "They [Kate and Charlotte] had parked their Range Rover outside. There were other police officers inside. But it was only the female police officer who came inside. The pub staff has been told not to tell anyone about it. It was about a quarter to two last Thursday. There were only a few of us in the pub at the time. No one noticed to start with, but when Princess Kate came in we started to look up."