A Treat for Prince George: Find Out What an 'Extremely Polite' Princess Kate Picked Up For Her Son

"If you didn't know who she was, you would never know" she's a royal, a staffer at a local country shop tells PEOPLE

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We know how sweet he looks in newly released portraits.

Turns out that like most kids, Prince George also has something of a sweet tooth.

And on a recent outing to a deli and farm shop, his doting mom, Princess Kate, picked up something special for him.

During a stop at the café and farm shop Back to the Garden – in the village of Holt not far from the family’s country home, Anmer Hall – “she bought a meringue for Prince George,” a staffer tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

The store, which has a health-conscious menu and stocks organic meat and vegetables grown on its farm, counts Kate as a “regular” customer.

“If you didn’t know who she was, you would never know,” the staffer adds. “She’s incredibly down-to-earth, very gracious and extremely polite.”

Kate, who has spoken about growing potatoes when she lived in North Wales, was also recently spotted walking past the vegetable gardens, known as allotments, in the neighboring village of Snettisham.

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“She was just taking a break from everything,” a local told PEOPLE. “She stopped and said hello to a few of the people working on their plants.”

The next public event for the whole family will be Charlotte’s christening, set for July 5 at local church St. Mary Magdalene.

Local business owner Jane Kerr of Grapes Picture Framing and Gallery says, “People are pleased that they have chosen to put down roots here, and lots of locals will go to the church to see if they can catch a glimpse of the family on the christening day!”

For behind-the-scenes details on the new royal portraits and the family’s first month at home since Charlotte’s arrival, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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