HOW IS KATE MIDDLETON PREPARING FOR THE ROYAL BIRTH?
With the desired fashion spin on the “Kate effect” (everything Kate Middleton wears usually sells out within days) analysts now estimate that this could technically spill over into Royal baby overload with millions of people wanting to purchase bespoke memorabilia.
The Duchess of Cambridge has already been on a number of shopping sprees, first purchasing a £295 Moses basket from luxury baby store Blue Almonds in South Kensington and then reportedly buying a Bugaboo stroller in light blue: the top of the range version would set you back an estimated £1,200. Kate Middleton also headed out to Hungerford recently to try and find some antique furniture for the Royal baby’s nursery, shopping at Youll's Antiques, which sells 18th and 19th century furniture and antiques.
Kate has already remodelled a nursery at her parents home where she is reportedly set to stay for six weeks after the birth of the Royal baby, while the couple's Kensington Palace home endures a full overhaul before they move back in the autumn.
Kate Middleton is of course also following in the footsteps of Royal tradition as Princess Diana also created bespoke nurseries for both Prince William and Prince Harry before they were born and also gave birth at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington where The Duchess of Cambridge is also set to give birth in just a few weeks.