She was seen shopping with mom Carole at the posh baby boutique Blue Almonds in South
She also dropped into the Peter Jones department store, which is akin to
A few months ago, she reportedly told a group of Army wives that she bought a Bugaboo, the Ferrari of strollers favored by Hollywood mummies Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller. Top of the line models can cost well over $1,000.
Well-wishers are also rushing to bestow gifts on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn. No gold, frankincense or myrrh yet, but the Finnish government did send them the baby box that is given to all expectant mothers in Finland, according to the Daily Mail, the contents of which don't look particularly luxe, which makes sense coming from a Nordic welfare state.
On the other end of the spectrum, British celebrity jewelry designer Theo Fennell created a jewel-encrusted, 18-carat gold charm bracelet for the Duchess, which has a tiny pot that doubles as a rash cream holder. Ah, the elegance of motherhood.
I imagine that all the fashion designers Middleton has supported (and generated millions in sales for) will be sending goodies for the little one, too. A lace-trimmed blanket from Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, creator of the
I’m also guessing that, given
It's safe to say, the new third-in-line-to-the-throne, thought to be due July 12, will be giving Hollywood's infant influencers (Romeo Beckham, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Kingston Rossdale, etc.) a run for their trust funds.
The royal baby will be born in a private wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London, where a press pen has already been set up on the street outside. The gender of the child is not known.
Given mum Kate's power to create a buying frenzy with what she puts on, you can bet whatever the baby royal wears and spits up on, or even soils, the world will follow.