Kate shops for nursery fabrics


The Duchess of Cambridge has been shopping for her nursery ahead of the arrival of her and Prince William's first child.

Pregnant Kate was spotted shopping at high-end fabric and soft furnishings store Bernard Thorp in Chelsea, London, last week.

The 31-year-old royal ? who’s believed to be due to give birth on 13 July ? spent 45 minutes in the shop looking for items for her baby's nursery at Kensington Palace and picked out a number of beige and brown fabrics, giving no clue to the sex of her child.

A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper, "Kate was fascinated by all the designs and picked out two. She had very definite ideas about what she liked.

"The duchess was charming and so lovely. She didn't put on any airs or graces. She said she's got so many ideas after coming in."

Her shopping trip came just hours after she joined William ? the second in line to the British throne ? and approximately 2 000 other guests at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, her husband's grandmother.

Kate has just a handful of royal engagements left before she starts her maternity leave.

On Thursday Catherine ? who was hospitalised with acute morning sickness at the start of her pregnancy ? will name a new Princess cruise liner at Southampton Docks and will smash a bottle of champagne over the hull to launch the ship. She will then attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Saturday before attending the Garter lunch ? her husband William (30) is a Knight of the Garter ? at Windsor Castle on Monday.

-Bang Showbiz

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