The great Kate wait continues — but that doesn't hinder the Duchess of Cambridge from performing her everyday mothering duties for older son, Prince George. Proving that a mother's work is never done, Kate Middleton, 33 — now five days passed her April 23 due date — was spotted Tuesday, April 28 picking up her 21-month-old from swimming lessons at Buckingham Palace, Us Weekly has learned.
An onlooker tells Us the royal — who drove herself! — was joined by a protection officer who rode shotgun during the 11 a.m. trip to pick up George from lessons. Prince George's nanny, Maria Borrallo, was also along for the ride back to Kensington Palace.
News of Middleton's surprise outing comes just hours after she and her husband Prince William, 32, sent a breakfast treat to royal watchers patiently waiting outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. Around 9 a.m. local time, the second-time parents-to-be sent tea and two boxes of Danish pastries and croissants — in boxes wrapped with pink ribbons! — to the camped-out Brits.
A palace aide tells Us, "The Duke and Duchess saw reports of them camped out and wanted them to know they were thinking of them."
Tomorrow, April 29, will mark the couple's fourth wedding anniversary.
Stay with Us Weekly for all the latest updates on Royal Baby number two, including an exclusive livestream of the scene outside St. Mary's Hospital once the Duchess goes into labor, frequent updates from royal experts and Us staffers in London, the big baby reveal, and much more!