All eyes are on Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, whose pregnancy is being documented week-by-week by the paparazzi tailing her as she makes public appearances. Social media is buzzing with pictures of her pregnancy looks and speculations are flying around about the baby’s gender and name.
Amidst the hullabaloo, Kate is as stylish as ever, not letting the pregnancy weight and baby bump get in the way of her fashionable self. Here are some looks she pulled off that we absolutely love:
On February 19, Kate chose to wear a flattering V-neck MaxMara grey dress (£298). She wore her hair in the usual way — loose curls and a slight blow dry.
On March 19, after enjoying a shopping spree at Topshop, the Duchess visited a children’s charity in Topshop’s Peter Pan collar dress (£46). On top of it, she wore a Goat ‘Redgrave’ coat (£560) and Annoushka pearl and diamond earrings (£1,090).
On April 21, at the Scouts Parade at Windsor Castle, Kate’s bump looked very prominent in this mint green Mulberry dress coat (£1,750). She paired her outfit with nude pumps and a grayish brown hat.
On April 29, the Duchess shined on her second wedding anniversary in a pretty Tara Jarmon peach coat (£340) and a frock her dressmaker made. She teamed the outfit with LK Bennett Sledge courts (£195) and Avona clutch (£19).
On May 22, Kate wore a sunshine yellow Emilia Wickstead Marella coat (£1,285) at a garden party at Buckingham Palace, paired with Russell & Bromley’s 5th Ave clutch (£185) and a Jane Corbett hat (£450).
On April 23, while launching a counselling programme in Manchester, Kate disguised her expanding bump with this printed Erdem dress (£1,065). She accessorised her outfit with a Russell & Bromley clutch (£245) and Prada pumps (£450).
On April 24, the Duchess visited the Art Room at the National Portrait Gallery wearing an Emilia Wickstead frock (£1,450) with Rupert Sanderson grey suede pumps (£450) and Kiki McDonough diamond and green amethyst earrings (£1,900).
On April 26, Kate wowed people at Warner Bros Studios with a Topshop polka-dot dress (£38), which she paired with a black Ralph Lauren jacket (£350).
On June 4, at the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, Kate wore an almost identical look to which she sported at Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. She chose a Jenny Packham lace dress (£1,900) and coat (£3,000). She coordinated the outfit with a Jane Taylor hat (£910).
On June 13, at the Royal Princess Cruise Ship naming ceremony, Kate wore a Dalmatian print statement coat from Hobbs (£169). She paired it with black heels and a fascinator hat.
Moment in world history
Britain is officially on baby watch with Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton awaiting the arrival of their first child who will be third in line to the throne. With the due date looming, the duchess stopped official duties last month while Prince William is on standby at an air force base in north Wales to rush back to London.
The couple have remained vague about the exact date the baby is due other than to say mid-July and the arrival will be announced in a combination of the traditional and modern — via Twitter and others websites along with a notice outside Buckingham Palace.
The baby is due to be delivered by Marcus Setchell, the Queen’s former gynaecologist, in the private wing where a normal delivery costs £4,965 and each extra night around £1,000. Mark Stewart, a photographer specialising in royals, was one of the first to set up in the press pen to get a front row spot for when the royal couple and baby emerge from the hospital.
Whether a boy or a girl, the baby will be third in line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry into fourth place in the royal list, as the government has changed the rules of succession. Previously male heirs took precedence over females.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2013.
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