Kate Middleton all smiles in first sighting from farm shop outing that further sparked conspiracy theories

Kate Middleton smiling.
Kate Middleton has been spotted visiting a farm store.

While the world is in a frenzy about the missing princess, she’s apparently off shopping.

The bizarre saga of Kate Middleton has taken a turn, as Middleton, 42, has been spotted on a trip to a local farm shop. 

A “happy, healthy, and relaxed” Middleton and husband Prince William, 41, were seen stopping by a local farm shop near Windsor Castle over the weekend.

Winsdor Farm store. PA Images via Getty Images
Winsdor Farm store. PA Images via Getty Images

Strangely, no photos were captured of the royals during their rumored outing — until now.

In a video obtained by TMZ, Middleton is seen smiling and in good spirits.

Onlookers claimed to the Sun that the Prince and Princess of Wales made a stop at a farm shop in Windsor after watching their children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, play sports.

The new development comes amid a wave of bizarre incidents around Middleton.

The Princess of Wales looked comfortable in a more casual outfit than the public is used to seeing. The Sun
The Princess of Wales looked comfortable in a more casual outfit than the public is used to seeing. The Sun

The Princess of Wales has barely been seen in public since her planned abdominal surgery in January.

Conspiracy theories about her whereabouts and the reason for her long absence have abounded on social media.

The world has been in a frenzy wondering about Kate Middleton. Getty Images
The world has been in a frenzy wondering about Kate Middleton. Getty Images
Middleton’s condition and whereabouts have been a saga. Getty Images
Middleton’s condition and whereabouts have been a saga. Getty Images

William, 41, has ignored questions about his wife’s condition and her recovery from her unspecified medical issue.

Last week, Middleton’s staffers claimed they had not seen or spoken to the princess in recent weeks, and were not aware of her health woes until after her surgery.


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Circumstances got more bizarre when Kensington Palace released a Mother’s Day photo of Middleton smiling with her children.

The photo was subsequently recalled by news agencies, which claimed the snapshot was “manipulated.”

A “kill notification” released by AP read, “At closer inspection, it appears that the source has manipulated the image.”

The family portrait that got killed for “manipulation.” Prince of Wales/Kensington Palac / MEGA
The family portrait that got killed for “manipulation.” Prince of Wales/Kensington Palac / MEGA

Middleton took to X to explain why the portrait was “manipulated.”

“Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused,” she wrote.

She ended by saying, “I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day” — which was March 10 in the UK — and ending casually with “C,” for her first name, Catherine.

Middleton’s whereabouts have prompted speculation. Corbis via Getty Images
Middleton’s whereabouts have prompted speculation. Corbis via Getty Images

Kensington Palace has refused to release the original unedited photo.

The photo was meant to end the speculation about Middleton’s long absence from the limelight, but it backfired and fanned the flames.

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During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” John Oliver commented, “I was out. I thought, ‘Let’s all just ignore this. We’ve moved on,’ until the Photoshop thing,” the “Last Week Tonight” host said.

“That feels, like, you’re almost handling it in an oppressive way at this point,” he said.

Middleton has been out of the public eye since January. Getty Images
Middleton has been out of the public eye since January. Getty Images
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POOL/AFP via Getty Images

He added: “There is a non-zero chance she died 18 months ago. They might be ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’-ing this situation. I’m not saying it happened, but I’m saying it’s non-zero until proven otherwise. Until we see her sitting there with a copy of the day’s paper.”

The new sighting of Middleton at the farm shop is not Oliver’s desired photo of her with “a copy of the day’s paper.”

But witnesses told the Sun, “After all the rumors that had been going ’round, I was stunned to see them there. Kate was out shopping with William, and she looked happy and she looked well.

“The kids weren’t with them, but it’s such a good sign she was healthy enough to pop down to the shops,” the source added.

The future queen is not expected to return to her public duties until after Easter.