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The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William on a different visit to the train station.
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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge really are like the rest of us when it comes to traveling.

According to reports, the royal pair, alongside their two adorable children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were supposed to board a train at 2:33 p.m. from Chester Railway Station to London on Sunday.

However, as most travelers experience, the family missed their scheduled departure and had to book a ticket on another train. And that’s about where the similarities end because unlike the rest of us, who would have to sit around and wait for the next train, the royal family got to board a private empty train car to the town of Crewe about 10 minutes after their first train departed, according to the Mirror.

Local businessman Stephen Foote spotted the family as they waited for their next train to arrive, telling the press: “William looked very ordinarily dressed with a green sweater and Nike trainers.”

The Duchess, meanwhile, looked chic in a navy coat, black skinny jeans and brown booties.

Although the palace would not comment on what the family was doing in Chester (protocol says the staff cannot provide comment unless the royals are out on official duties), it is rumored that they were there to attend the annual bonfire and fireworks display thrown by the Duke and Duchess of Westminster. As the Chester Chronicle noted, the Windsor and the Westminster families are close as the seventh Duke of Westminster is a godfather to Prince George, while his mother, the Duchess of Westminster, is William's godmother.

Now if only the royal family would share their secondary modes of transportations with us we’d never dread missing a flight, train, or bus again.