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    Default Unrecognised Kate, Duchess of Cambridge gives name as Mrs Cambridge. Cute.

    Yes, I'm Mrs Cambridge': How Kate went unrecognised in a Welsh watersports store after trying to buy a wetsuit

    By Ben Ellery and Nick Constable
    PUBLISHED: 22:56, 1 September 2012 | UPDATED: 22:56, 1 September


    She is one of the world’s most famous women – but, remarkably, the Duchess of Cambridge managed to go unrecognised when she visited a watersports store near her Welsh home.

    The future Queen popped in to the beachside shop in the tiny Anglesey resort of Rhosneigr to buy a wetsuit – but the owner failed to identify her, and even had to ask her name.

    Locals have described how the 30-year-old Duchess selected a suit at the beachside Funsport store, but then faced embarrassment as she realised she had forgotten her cash and credit card.





    Famous face: Funsport store owner Dave Buckland, left, didn't recognise his Royal customer Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, who is one of the most famous women in the world



    Local shop: The Duchess of Cambridge had gone shopping in the tiny resort of Rhosneigr in Anglesey near the farmhouse she lives in with Prince William

    With Royal protection officers waiting in a car outside, she is said to have asked owner Dave Buckland – known locally as Bucky – if she could reserve the outfit and pop back later.

    A source said: ‘He [Bucky] was happy with that, but then produced a pen and asked for her name. Perhaps she was trying to play down her destiny as future Queen, but she replied “Mrs Cambridge”.
    ‘He was looking straight at her and actually commented that it was quite an unusual surname. He hadn’t a clue who she was. She just smiled and said she’d be back.

    ‘He hasn’t lived it down since.’
    Sporty: Kate Middleton, pictured training for 'The Sisterhood Challenge' on the River Thames in 2007, has always enjoyed outdoor activities

    Despite Mr Buckland’s failure, other staff in the store at the time did recognise the Duchess and told him who he’d missed.

    The Royal couple have been living in a rented farmhouse near Rhosneigr for the past two years.

    The hamlet, which has a population of 745, has a spectacular sandy beach with a cluster of cottages.

    It has become a magnet for tourists as it has a reputation as one of the best spots in the UK for both windsurfing and surfing.

    The Duchess is occasionally spotted browsing village shops or pushing a trolley at local supermarkets.

    Glenn Seddon, who runs the Gecko clothes and accessories store in the hamlet, said she had bought cushions from him earlier in the summer.

    ‘You don’t always recognise her at first,’ he said. ‘I have heard the wetsuit story. I just find it hard to believe she arrived without any money.’

    However, it is in keeping with certain Royal traditions, as the Queen famously never carries any cash.
    The Duchess’s recreational life in North Wales has always been something of a mystery.

    She inevitably spends long hours away from Prince William while he is on call as a search-and-rescue Sea King helicopter pilot at nearby RAF Valley.


    The 30-year-old Prince is a keen surfer, having first tried it in North Cornwall during family holidays with his mother, Princess Diana.
    Locals believe it is unsurprising that the Duchess would want to share her husband’s interest.


    Sharing interests: Prince William, pictured centre in St Andrews, Scotland, in 2004, has always been a keen surfer



    Happy couple: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed some quality time together watching the Olympic cyclists in the velodrome

    One bar owner said: ‘Frankly there’s not a lot else to do. It’s a beautiful area but you really do have to like walking or watersports.

    ‘The coast is brilliant for windsurfing and Bucky’s is the obvious place to get kitted out. And I suspect the Duchess was rather pleased to stay anonymous.’

    When The Mail on Sunday contacted Mr Buckland, 40, he remained tight-lipped about his prestigious customer.

    ‘Who told you that?’ he asked. ‘I’m not saying anything. She’s entitled to some privacy. ‘I’ll just say I’m happy with the rumour.’

    His reticence means it is unclear whether the Duchess returned to complete her purchase.

    This is not the first time Mr Buckland has failed to recognise famous faces in his shop.

    Six years ago, it was reported that actor Jude Law had hired a wetsuit and bodyboard there.At the time Mr Buckland said: ‘Jude came into the shop, apparently. I didn’t recognise him. I’m not familiar with celebrities.’

    A Clarence House spokesman declined to comment last night.
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    How funny! It's nice that she didn't make a fuss.

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    Maybe the guy did recognise her and just didn't care. Not everyone thinks she's a big deal.
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    ^ I don't think he did.
    I thought it was quite a cute story too.
    Wills looked good in that wetsuit photo.
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    She is rather "averge" looking. I mean this in a good way.

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    She must have been quite happy to be treated as a normal. A rare treat.
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    I think that they're treated as "normal" in that area quite a lot.
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    I think it's a cute story, too. She had some people outside with her, but it's so different from famous people who demand the store be closed while they shop and flounce in followed by a posse of PA's and bodyguards. I guess if you behave normally, you get treated normally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    I think it's a cute story, too. She had some people outside with her, but it's so different from famous people who demand the store be closed while they shop and flounce in followed by a posse of PA's and bodyguards. I guess if you behave normally, you get treated normally.
    Completely agree. It's refreshing to her stories like this.
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    Yeah, this is a cute story and I think everyone (except, perhaps, those teasing their coworker) behaved like normal, rational human beings.
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    i love that he even said "that's an unusual name".


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    Local shop: The Duchess of Cambridge had gone shopping in the tiny resort of Rhosneigr in Anglesey near the farmhouse she lives in with Prince William
    that looks like such a lovely place.
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    Cute story and ^ yeah his response was quite funny.
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