Kate Middleton and her children are ‘just like any normal family’ when they ‘pile in’ for lunch at the exclusive Hurlingham Club after Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s tennis lessons
- Kate Middleton has taken her three children to the Hurlingham Club this summer
- The highly exclusive club has long been a favourite hangout of the Duchess
- An insider said the Cambridges’ behave ‘just like any normal family’ while there
- The family ‘pile in’ for lunch after George and Charlotte’s tennis lessons
Parents everywhere are trying to keep their children busy during the school holidays, and it appears Kate Middleton is no exception.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, has been spotted taking children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one, to the exclusive Hurlingham Club, in west London, which has long been a favourite family hangout for the royals.
But while you might expect the Cambridges to receive special treatment, an insider told Hello! magazine that the royals behave just ‘like any normal family’ when they join fellow members at the clubhouse for lunch or tea.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, has reportedly been spotted taking children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one, to the exclusive Hurlingham Club, in west London, over the summer holidays. Pictured, the family at the polo in Berkshire last month
‘Kate has been at Hurlingham a lot over the summer,’ the source said.
‘She takes all the kids. There’s a gorgeous playground they all love, and George and Charlotte have tennis lessons.
‘They all pile into the clubhouse afterwards for lunch or tea and they’re never bothered, they’re just like any normal family. They all seem to really love it there.’
Set in 42 acres and with a 25-year waiting list to become a member, the Thames-side club near Parsons Green, Fulham, is one of the most exclusive in the world.
Set in 42 acres and with a 25-year waiting list to become a member, the Thames-side club near Parsons Green, Fulham, is one of the most exclusive in the world. File image
The club has the Duke of Edinburgh as its patron and counts the Duchess’s sister Pippa Middleton, Kate Winslet, Eve Branson and Lord Archer among its 13,000 members. Membership costs at least £1,000 a year.
A mere 25-minute drive from the Cambridges’ Kensington Palace home, the Hurlingham Club gives the royals the perfect setting in which to unwind away from the prying eyes of the general public.
The Middleton sisters are understood to enjoy playing tennis on the club’s courts – where George and Charlotte have their lessons – while the spacious playground gives the young royals plenty of space to run around.
The family are also thought to enjoy the use of the club’s swimming pool.