Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her second baby later this month (or, next week if newspaper reports are correct). Not only does this mean another heir to the throne – it means a flurry of Royal baby paraphernalia.
The usual speculation over whether it will be a boy or girl, the name that will be chosen and of course how the future Queen will dress her new offspring is part of the course. And, after the excitement over The Duke and Duchesses first born Georges’ fashion it’s big business.
Prince George – who was born in 2013 – is a fashion icon beyond his years. The trendy tot has stepped out in many a British label that has then literally flown of the shelves and sold out in minutes – causing what is known as ‘The George Effect’ (See the post I did here).
Time will tell if the new little Prince or Princess will have the same reaction (I’m betting it will…)
So, for now while we await the Royal baby news here’s some stylish offerings to look out for:
To celebrate a ‘royal delivery’ in any household Boden has produced these soft collared body suits in royal sprout and grey nursery print. These cotton suits come in a gift box and make the perfect new baby gift.
From £20.40 newborn-3years Boden Baby
Baby image: London themed All-in-one £8 Mothercare
Petit Royal coated bib £10 Elodie Details at Childrensalon
Miffy and the royal baby by Dick Bruna £5.99
A cute lift-the-flap book as Queen Miffy searches for the perfect Royal baby gift
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Pram tin with biscuits £6 Marks & Spencer (see more below)
‘Middleton Pink’ paint from £21 Farrow & Ball
Another ‘Joule’ in the crown limited edition top and trousers sets from £26.95 and matching bibs £6.95 in rose pink or royal midnight, all Joules
Limited Edition Royal Baby Fanfare Tins £20 selected Marks & Spencer stores
To commorate the birth of Kate and William’s second Royal baby M&S will work overnight to produce a collectors biscuit tin engraved with the new royal babies name and title. Only 2,500 will be made in either blue of pink – depending of whether a boy or girl. The tin will be filled with shortbread and etched with a limited edition number also.
“We know how excited our customers get about a Royal Baby, so we’ll pull out all the stops to get our engraved biscuit tin in stores within 12 hours of the name being announced. We’ll have our team on stand-by so the nation can toast the baby with a cup of tea and a biscuit by the end of the day!’
M&S Biscuit Buyer, Mark Watson
And, for a really royal bathing experience what about these?
This classic apron bath towel is a newborn must-have and this limited edition crystal embellished one is fitting for any new prince of princess – The Royal Crystal Cuddledry £34.99
Perfectly timed is the launch of new bathing collection Very British Baby including 5 bath and bed time essentials priced £2.97 each (available at Asda and Morrisons).