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Kate Middleton and Prince George enjoy festive day out at local Christmas fair

Kate Middleton with her baby George
Kate Middleton with her baby George
Prince George in his official Christmas photograph
Prince George in his official Christmas photograph
Kate Middleton and Prince George at the polo
Prince George of Cambridge
Prince William and Kate Middleton holding Prince George after his Christening
Prince George is seen in the arms of his mum, Kate Middleton, in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
Prince George poses for his official Christmas photograph.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: (Getty Images provides access to this publicly distributed image for editorial use only and is not the copyright owner. No Sales - No Commercial Use) In this handout image of three released on December 13, 2014 by Kensington Palace, Prince George sits for his official Christmas picture in a courtyard at Kensington Palace in late November of 2014 in London, England. (Photo by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire via Getty Images)
Kate Middleton and Prince William introduce Prince George to the world
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton and Prince George enjoyed a mother-son day out at a local Christmas fair.

The Duchess of Cambridge and her 17-month-old son visited a market at London's Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park in low-key fashion.

Prince George poses for his official Christmas photograph.
Prince George poses for his official Christmas photograph.

The adorable toddler was dressed in an all-white outfit as his mother proudly carried him along to the festivities and remaining largely undetected by the crowds, thanks in part, to Kate wearing a baseball cap to hide her face.

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Prince George in his official Christmas photograph
Prince George in his official Christmas photograph

According to onlookers, the too-cute heir to the throne got an early Christmas gift with a spin on a teacup ride.

And Kate only allowed one turn in order to avoid too much attention.

Kate Middleton wearing a chic winter coat
Kate Middleton wearing a chic winter coat

"George was smiling and laughing as they went 'round and 'round together," an insider told People. "He was really enjoying the ride with his mom. You could see it in his little face – he looked so happy.

Read more: Prince George dons a Christmas jumper for official Royal photographs

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George as he and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge's look on while visiting the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014 in London, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George as he and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge's look on while visiting the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014 in London, England.

"They only had one go on the ride, and then off they went. Kate was so polite and normal looking. I don't think anyone even noticed that they were there."

The Duke and Duchess are currently spending time in their four-storey apartment at Kensington Palace before making their way to their Norfolk home where they will celebrate Christmas, breaking from royal tradition.

Kate Middleton and Prince William attends the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Kate Middleton and Prince William attends the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

While the couple and their son George will be expected at the Queen’s Christmas Eve supper at her estate at nearby Sandringham, and on Christmas Day they will attend church and have lunch with the rest of the Royal Family, they will be free to spend the rest of the holiday period at Anmer Hall.

Prince George of Cambridge
Prince George of Cambridge

"William spoke to the Queen about doing their own thing, especially since Kate has been suffering with acute morning sickness. He thought it would be nice for her to have a low-key Christmas. The Queen agreed," a source told British magazine Grazia.

"Kate, William and George will join the royal family on Christmas morning before parting ways until Boxing Day. They will rejoin on Boxing Day for the annual shoot."

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the match between New Jersey Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the match between New Jersey Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Catherine and William married in 2011, and the pair have previously spent the festive period with her family. Last year it was reported that William enjoyed Christmas so much with the Middletons, he's introduced a more fun element to royal proceedings.

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