Kate Middleton and the other members of the royal family try their best to live very normal lives. In fact, they also want to be as independent as possible.

During some instances, the Duchess of Cambridge was photographed driving her own vehicle, but according to royal biographer Duncan Larcombe, this was quite funny.

While speaking with Town & Country, he said that if he is the one who has access to a driver 24/7, he would have been very happy. But the same cannot be said about Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry, and their other relatives.

“But for them, they’re funny. They try and be as normal as they can. For them, it’s quite nice to be able to drive themselves and to be independent,” he said.

With that said, Larcombe explained that whenever the royals are seen driving their own vehicles, this doesn’t mean that they don’t have protection officers in tow.

“They would have had at least two vehicles driving with them and a protection officer in the vehicle with them, all armed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Larcombe said that Middleton isn’t the only royal who sees driving her own car as a form of independence. Queen Elizabeth II probably feels the same way. At the age of 93, she still drives her own vehicle every now and then.

“The Queen, in her 90s is still driving. She’s been photographed driving a very old Landrover around her estate in Scotland in the summer… Again, it’s probably that sense of freedom,” he said.

Meanwhile, Middleton also made headlines this week after it was revealed that she and her husband, Prince William, will be out of the public eye until September. Just like Her Majesty, the royal couple is enjoying their summer vacation with their three children.

But even while they are on a break, they will make an appearance on Aug. 9 at the King’s Cup sailing regatta to host and compete in the event.

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Kate Middleton visits The Foundling Museum on March 19, 2019 in London. Getty Images/Eddie Mulholland