Kate Middleton stuns dad with chat in train loo queue ‘without any bodyguards’

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was spotted in the most random of places this week.

The 40-year-old mother-of-three was taking a trip to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham yesterday (August 2), and seemingly went via the train.

And that's where the Royal – apparently without security – bumped into author Matthew Syed who had tickets to see the table tennis.

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But the meeting was quite where you'd expect.

He wrote, in a piece for The Times, that five minutes before pulling into Birmingham International for the NEC, he decided to use the toilet, and asked son Ted to stand outside.

He wrote: “As I am doing my thing, I hear him talking to a woman in the vestibule.

“'Are you here alone?' she asks. "No, my dad is in there' – he says, pointing to the lavatory.

“They continue chatting as I use the soap, then tap, then dryer.

“Judging by the laughter, they are having a whale of a time.

“I hear my son telling the lady that his father once won Commonwealth gold and sense that he is brandishing the medal he has brought along for the occasion.

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“I hear more laughter. By the time I am finished, we are only a couple of minutes from the station.

“'Come on Ted,' I say, 'we have to get off!'

“'Oh, and thanks for keeping him company . . . ,' I say turning to the woman waiting her turn when I am stopped in my tracks.”

It was at that moment that the 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner – in table tennis – realised who had actually been keeping his son company.

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For while he was “doing his business”, the Duchess of Cambridge was outside with his son.

He recalled: ”My brow furrows, my face works – 'Kate?', I blurt out.

“There are no security guards in the vestibule; no armed guards, but here is the Duchess of Cambridge, chatting merrily with my son.”
After getting off, Syed asked his son if he knew who he was talking to – he did not, but claimed she was “really nice”.

Syed added: “The Duchess had no idea she was chatting to the son of a journalist so I take this to reflect her character and sense of duty.

“The monarchy is in consummate hands.”

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