They may be royalty, but at heart they are like everyone else – and even have Ikea furniture at home.
The confession from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that even they are not above a bit of affordable Swedish flat pack furniture came during a visit to the country’s national museum of architecture and design in Stockholm.
Marcus Engman, the company’s head of design, said they told him that they had some Ikea furniture for Prince George and Princess Charlotte .
"I’m proud that we can suit everybody," he said. "That’s what we want Ikea to be – for the many people of the world, both royalty and ordinary people."
Mr Engman was showing the couple round an exhibition of a competition for young Swedish designers which Ikea has been involved with since it began 20 years ago.
He said before meeting them: "It would be nice to know if they have any Ikea furniture. I know that the royals in Sweden have. Why would it not be possible for them?
"There is a great variety. Our beds are really good, and affordable. You get a lot for your money there.
"We have worked together with (Queen) Silvia on a project for elderly living where we have developed things together called Silviabo."
After their meeting he said they began by offering their condolences on the death of the firm’s founder Ingvar Kamprad.
He said they were very interested in both home furnishings and how the design process works at Ikea. “They also revealed that they have Ikea pieces for the children’s rooms.”
A royal source was unable to confirm what pieces the family has from Ikea, but said that it was “very plausible”.