The Duchess of Cambridge, pictured, has been able to join fellow 'school-run mums' at a drinks party in Chelsea
It's been a long time since the Duchess of Cambridge was able to wander along to the pub for a tipple or two with friends without anyone noticing.
But she managed to do just that when she joined fellow ‘school-run mums’ at a drinks party in Chelsea – and she owes it all to a secret entrance that, legend has it, was installed especially for Prince Harry.
Although the venue – the Hollywood Arms – sounds uber-glamorous, it is actually pretty low-key, with regulars drawn by its lazy weekend brunches and Sunday roasts.
Kate was there last month to attend a ‘meet and greet’ drinks party, held each year for parents of new pupils at the £6,000 a term Thomas’s school in Battersea. Her daughter Princess Charlotte, four, joined in September, following in the footsteps of her big brother George, who has been a pupil at the school since 2017.
The Duchess was able to attend the event thanks to a special entrance at the Hollywood Arms. Using the doorway in a rear alley meant Kate could pass in and out without someone recording it on their smartphone.
With just one Royal protection officer keeping a discreet eye on the festivities, Kate is said to have enjoyed a few drinks and was relaxed in the company of her new pals.
The group used a private salon, called the Boulevard Bar, which costs £2,500 to hire and can hold up to 80 people.
According to my sources, the secret entrance was originally installed for Harry during his bachelor days.