The Cambridges’ surprising response to a pop star’s admission she stole from Kensington Palace

US chart-topper Camila Cabello admitted on BBC Radio 1 that she was dared to steal from the Palace during a recent visit – and their response is priceless!
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Kensington Palace had a priceless response to Havana hitmaker Camila Cabello, after she apologised for stealing a pencil during her recent visit to the Palace.

Speaking to radio host Greg James on BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday, the 22-year-old pop star recalled the pair’s visit to Kensington Palace in October for Radio 1’s Teen Heroes celebration and how Greg “triple-doggy dared” her to steal a pencil.

“And I was like, ‘You triple-doggy dare me?'” Camila recalled.

“And you can’t not do a triple-doggy dare. If there’s anything I’ve learned in my life, it’s that. So I did it.”

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But that wasn’t the end of it, with Camila saying Greg had then decided to dob her in to the Palace staff, much to the dismay of Camila’s mum, whose purse she’d hidden it in.

“My mum was like ‘No we have to give it back. We have to give back the pencil.”

But never one to back down from a challenge Camila, who is currently dating fellow pop star Shawn Mendes, says she kept it, saying live on air: “So, I’m sorry. I still have it. I’m sorry William, and I’m sorry Kate.”

But the best part about the tale? Kensington Palace’s response!

Sharing the snippet of Greg and Camila’s conversation to Twitter, BBC Radio 1 tagged the Palace in a tweet, which elicited a short, but priceless reply from Prince William and Duchess Catherine – the side-eye emoji “👀”.

And fans of both the royals and Camila are loved it.

It’s not the first time radio host Greg has been involved in news about the royals recently.

Just last week the BBC Radio 1 DJ revealed at the same event he and Camila had attended Prince William and Duchess Catherine had told him they’d been listening to his Breakfast Show on Princess Charlotte’s first day of school.

Camila Cabello (second to left) and Greg James (second to right) at Kensington Palace as part of Radio 1’s Teen Heroes celebration. (Image: Twitter/@KensingtonRoyal)

Greg recalled how he’d joked about Princess Charlotte shaking hands with the Head of the Lower School, Helen Haslem, but didn’t realise until a visit to Kensington Palace weeks later that he’d had some royal ears listening.

“[Prince William and Duchess Kate] said, ‘We were listening on the morning of little Charlotte’s first day, and we want to talk to you about the handshake thing,'” Greg shared.

“I went, ‘Oh god, no!’ They’d heard me saying this school was so posh they had to shake hands with their teacher every day.”

Greg’s revelation came just a day after Duchess Kate revealed the Cambridge children loved singing and dancing and had asked if they could accompany their parents to the Royal Variety Performance last week to which Kate said she’d had to tell them “Not on a school night.”

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