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Dad Who Filmed Kate Middleton Blasts 'Delusional' Conspiracies: 'I Saw Them with My Own Eyes'

Nelson Silva, who saw the Prince and Princess of Wales at a farm shop in Windsor, said he's "shocked" that rumors about Kate's health have continued after the video was shared

<p>Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty</p> Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Scotland on November 02, 2023

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Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Scotland on November 02, 2023

The man behind the camera of Kate Middleton's first public outing caught on film following her abdominal surgery is speaking out.

On Tuesday, Nelson Silva talked to The Sun about the skepticism surrounding Princess Kate’s visit to the Windsor Farm Shop with Prince William on Saturday. The outlet credited him for filming the clip, which went wide online after TMZ published it on Monday with co-credit to The Sun, which was the first to report news of Kate's post-procedure outing.

"This is a video clearly showing her and William. I saw them with my own eyes. It was a completely relaxed situation," Silva told The Sun, adding that the conspiracy theorists who don't believe it's Princess Kate in the video are "delusional."

According to the outlet, the engineer lives in the area with his family and was shopping for steak when he spotted the Prince and Princess of Wales, who looked "relaxed and happy."

<p>Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images</p> Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Outfit Moray in Moray, Scotland on November 2, 2023.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Outfit Moray in Moray, Scotland on November 2, 2023.

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"I had about 40 minutes to kill and decided to get some produce. I went into the shop and at first I noticed their figures, they were standing near the bread," he explained. The father said he wound up behind the royals in the meat section, where the couple chatted with the staff.

"I couldn’t hear what they were saying, but the staff seemed overwhelmed in a nice way. When I went to pay for my produce, the girl at the counter was so shocked she was hardly breathing," Silva told The Sun. He added that there was a "really nice atmosphere" to Prince William and Princess Kate’s visit, and as he made his way to the car, he decided to start filming a video to show his family in Portugal.

"I started to record as they walked towards the car park. They just looked very happy and relaxed together. William was obviously protective of Kate, and I quickly stopped recording because I didn’t want to make them uncomfortable," Silva said.

The dad described filming William and Kate’s off-duty moment, where they wore casual clothes and carried shopping bags, as out of his comfort zone. He added that the clip was originally only intended to be for his family.

"But I realized that this video of two people happy and shopping could help make all these rumors fall flat," Silva said.

<p>SUZANNE PLUNKETT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images</p> Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive for a visit to mental fitness workshop run by SportsAid at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre on October 12, 2023.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive for a visit to mental fitness workshop run by SportsAid at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre on October 12, 2023.

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The video of Prince William, 41, and Princess Kate, 42, walking through a parking lot at the Windsor Farm Shop has been viewed over 29 million times on X since TMZ shared it on Monday. However, conspiracy theories about the clip circulated online.

"I’m not so much shocked that these comments have continued, I’m just confused how exactly they can continue," he told The Sun.

He added, "What more do you need to lay off her? I thought after this was released they’d go quiet."

<p>ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty</p> Kate Middletonchats with well-wishers after attending the royal family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on December 25, 2023.

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Kate Middletonchats with well-wishers after attending the royal family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on December 25, 2023.

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The Princess of Wales was last seen in public on Christmas Day for the royal family’s traditional church outing at Sandringham. Kensington Palace announced on Jan. 17 that she had "planned abdominal surgery" the day prior and was unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter. Kate was seen for the first time since the procedure on March 4 in the passenger seat of a car driven by her mother, Carole Middleton, and photographed again last Monday in the backseat of a car with Prince William.

PEOPLE understands that Princess Kate was heading to a private appointment while Prince William joined fellow members of the royal family for the annual Commonwealth Day Service of Celebration at Westminster Abbey.

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