William and Kate respond to Camila Cabello’s pencil theft admission

William and Kate respond to Camila Cabello's pencil theft admission

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have responded to pop star Camila Cabello after she admitted stealing a pencil from Kensington Palace.

The Cuban-American singer, 22, appeared on Greg James's Radio 1 show and confessed to putting the pencil in her mother's bag during a visit last month.

Cabello, whose hits include Havana and Senorita, apologised for the theft, saying: "So I'm sorry. I still have it. I'm sorry William, and I'm sorry Kate. I honestly couldn't sleep last night. I had to get it off my chest."

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The royal couple have now responded, with a tweet from the official Kensington Palace Twitter account replying to a video of Cabello's apology with the two eyes emoji.

Cabello, who is in a relationship with the Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, visited the palace alongside James for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Heroes event in October.

Recalling the pencil theft during her Radio 1 interview, she jokingly told James: "Don't tell anybody what my mother and I did."

She said the presenter had "triple-doggy-dared" her to take the writing instrument.

Cabello is not the first celebrity to have pinched an item from a royal household.

Olivia Colman, currently playing the Queen in Netflix's regal drama The Crown, revealed her husband swiped a toilet roll when the couple were attending a charity event at Buckingham Palace.

Spice Girl Emma Bunton admitted to taking a sign for the ladies' toilets on a visit to the palace during a concert for the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.

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