Kate gets distracted as she goes shopping

Kate Middleton was a little careless when she went shopping near her parents’ home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.

The 30-year-old Duchess visited the local store with mother Carole, 57, and left a very important item behind.

Kate is quite ditsy,’ the shop’s owner tells You magazine.

‘Once she was browsing with her mum for a while, as she always does, but when she left I noticed she’d left her handbag behind just sitting on a piece of furniture.’

Kate has become a fully-fledged member of the Royal Family since marrying Prince William, 29, last April, but still loves high street bargains.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted making a quick dash to H&M and Gap on London’s  Kensington High Street and is also a fan of LK Bennett, Whistles and Reiss.

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Anna Duff