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Even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shop at Ikea

Even royalty can be just like the rest of us.

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at the National Museum of Architecture and Design in Stockholm during the first day of #RoyalVisitSweden, the couple revealed that even they own pieces from the famous Swedish furniture maker

Ikea’s head of design, Marcus Engman said that while showing the Duke and Duchess around, they noted that they have Ikea furniture for their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Engman said: “I’m proud that we can suit everybody,

“That’s what we want Ikea to be – for the many people of the world, both royalty and ordinary people.”

Ikea’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad, died on Saturday at the age of 91.

The exhibition at the museum was a competition for young Swedish designers. Ikea has been apart of the competition since its inception 20 years ago.

Prince William and Kate did not say if they built the furniture themselves.

While looking at many of the exhibitions, Kate got the chance to try out one designer’s chair.



During their first day in Sweden, the couple started the day off with a bandy hockey shoot out. The game is played on ice with round balls instead of a puck. William and Kate did not lace-up any skates but did take part in a shootout which the Duchess lost.

Dressed in a toque with a faux fur bobble on the top, many were quick to accuse the Duchess of wearing real fur.

After numerous clarifications by Kensington Palace, the hat was finally established to be faux fur, however, the confirmation did not come until after many hours of speculation on social media.

Later in the day William and Kate met with Sweden’s King and Queen, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel before going on a walkabout with the Crown Princesses and Prince.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel also accompanied them to the Stockholm’s Nobel Museum where they learnt more about science.

Additional reporting by Charlie Proctor


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