As we already know, there were a number of unfamiliar faces associated with the birth ofKate Middleton and Prince William little prince, and now another person who experienced the entire event first-hand has decided to share their story of that memorable day.
Tracy Mitchell is the cab driver that drove Carole and Michael Middleton from St. Mary’s Hospital in London to Kensington Palace after they met their grandson Prince George for the first time.
Mitchell explained that around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, she got a call to report to St. Mary’s and “the next thing I get another call from a press officer asking me what car I was in, the color of the cab and that sort of thing.”
She quickly realized it was to pick up the Middletons. “I had my hair up and sunglasses on my head and I thought ‘Oh my god.’ I said to the press officer, ‘I wish I’d have known I was going to get this call today—I’d have done my hair.'”
Regardless, Mitchell, who said she was “quite taken aback” by the whole experience, responded to the job and waited in the cab to pick up the Middletons as they talked to the press.
Once the trio were on their way to Kensington Palace, Mitchell said the couple “chatted amongst themselves and she spent much of the journey on the phone. When we got to the other end I congratulated them on the arrival. They said thank you very much. Very down to earth people, they seemed. She was kind of bewildered by it all.”
At the end of Mitchell’s workday, she decided to continue celebrating the historic event at home.
“I went home and opened a bottle of beer. It was really exciting. My husband keeps on asking me how long I’m going to go on about this for,” she said.
“It was the most important passenger I’ve ever had. Our future king’s grand-parents—you don’t get much more important than that other than real royalty.”
On Tuesday, the duchess’ parents dropped by St. Mary’s Hospital to meet their grandson for the first time. When they exited the Lindo Wing shortly after 5 p.m. local time, Carole, with husband Michael by her side, told reporters excitedly the Prince of Cambridge is “absolutely beautiful!”
The future King of England is “doing really well,” she said, adding that her first time holding the baby boy was “amazing.”
As for new mum Kate and first-time father Prince William? They’re doing “fabulously,” said Carole.
“We are so thrilled,” she added. Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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