Princess Kate's mom was spotted perusing the traditional fashions at Trotters on King's Road
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Carole Middleton clearly knows the golden rule of being a granny: spoil royally.

Princess Kate‘s mom stepped out in London over the weekend for a shopping trip, including a stop at Trotters on the fashionable King’s Road in Chelsea, emerging shortly afterward with a bag of children’s goodies.

The traditional children’s wear store (which boasts a kids-only hair salon) is a longtime favorite of Kate’s, who picked up the perfect clothes there for Prince George‘s first visit to see his baby sister Charlotte.

It is unclear whom Carole was buying for, but with Trotters selling a $64 “George Sweater” (complete with Union Jack motif!) and a princess story book, there were plenty of royal grandchild-friendly options. (Though she may have held off on dresses for now.)

Kate – who recently returned to royal duties – was not present on the outing, but is a King’s Road regular.

The shopping trip rounded off a busy couple of days for Carole. On October 3, the royal granny cheered at the Rugby World Cup alongside Prince Harry, her husband Michael Middleton and son James Middleton at Twickenham Stadium in West London.

Sadly, the royal contingent didn’t bring much luck to Harry’s favorite team. England lost the game 33-13 to historic rivals Australia, becoming the first host nation ever to be dumped out of the Rugby World Cup in the opening round.

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