What do you give the future King of England for his 30th birthday? Prince Charles came up with the perfect answer to this question by having the first portrait of Kate commissioned. The Duchess secretly visited artist Nicky Philips London studio four times to pose for the £25,000 canvas. Kate's first portrait is of great importance to the Royal family. William will be presented with the portrait at his birthday bash in June. (I do so hope we get to see photos) A source said Kate has 'more gifts and treats for William up her sleeve'. The Duchess opted for a low key family dinner to celebrate her 30th birthday, it sounds as if William's will be a more extravagant affair. I expect the portrait will look wonderful!
Cover girl Kate features in the current issue of People Magazine. Pregnancy rumours are gone into overdrive lately with magazines claiming everything from 'She's pregnant' to 'Kate's hurt by the pregnancy rumours'. Headlines we will continue to see until the Cambridges do announce they are expecting.
LK Bennett recently opened a new flagship store in New York. Located on the second floor of the Time Warner Center I have a feeling it's going to become a 'go to' store for New Yorkers and tourists seeking sophisticated, classic pieces.
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The merchandising and layout of the store is simply impeccable.
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There is a special treat in store for Kate fans. The 'Kate Middleton Wall' displays all of the shoes the Duchess has worn by the brand. I thought this was a fantastic idea. (ID list from Glamour)
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I conclude by wishing you all a very Happy Easter! Here's a photo of 'Maple' an Easter bunny who took centre stage at the Temperly boutique today :)