The royal family have a lot of control over their public image, and Prince William and Duchess Kate have always been portrayed as normal, average people. It may or may not be true since he will rule the country one day, but if they want us to believe they’re just like us regular folks, then sure, there’s no harm in agreeing.
Kate even does her own grocery shopping (though I’m sure with a bunch of security all around her, so not exactly ordinary) and her favourite store has dedicated a special parking spot for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with HRHPC (that would be His/Her Royal Highness Prince/Princess of Cambridge), should they need to whip in for some milk or bread.
The Telegraph reports that a space outside of ASDA in Llangefni, Anglesey, has been spray-painted with the words “HRH RESERVED” and decorated with crowns.
“The Duchess of Cambridge has graced the store with her regal presence several times before,” Asda Llangefni store manager Peter Ellis said. “We hope that the addition of her own parking space will entice her and her little Prince or Princess of Cambridge back to Asda. As Kate’s often busy with official duties, customers that fancy their own bit of royal treatment are welcome to park their own carriages there.”
So, anyone can park there? Harrumph. That’s not very special. What if Kate and William do happen to visit the store and someone’s in their spot? The countdown to the royal baby has been more than a little crazy, what with people betting on baby names, the amount Britons are expected to shill out for products marking the birth of the royal heir (an estimated £243 million!!), and now this attention-seeking parking spot. What do you think of all the royal baby hype—a big deal, or come on, people, it’s just another kid?