I have a number of tidbits to share with you tonight beginning with a Kate sighting at Starbucks in Kensington last Friday, January 11. Following a walk with Lupo in Kensington Gardens the Duchess popped into her local Starbucks for a grande decaf skinny latte and a cookie.
I expect Kate may have had one of Starbucks Ginger Molasses Cookie, as many of you probably know ginger is believed to be effective for treating nausea, one of the main symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum. The cookie is described as 'Chewy, sweet and with just the right amount of zing to give your afternoon a little kick'.
An onlooker told US Weekly:
"Her hair was done nicely and she had a scarf, lovely long coat and boots on. She was wrapped up warm so I couldn't see the bump. Kate was smiling and paid with a Starbucks card, which she swiped herself."
Kate was accompanied by a security guard and continued on her walk with Lupo who the onlooker described as "so cute and well-behaved." Nice to hear Kate has been out and about and hopefully is feeling well.
It has emerged the royal family were showered with baby gifts from around the world weeks before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting. William and Kate were given an array of teddy bears, soft toys and even a bag of paper stars from people they met in Singapore. Prince Charles and Camilla received a pair of booties during their trip to Australia in November which were expressly intended to be passed on to William and Kate.
- Three handbags
- Children's drawing
- Handmade greeting card
- Bag of produce
- Chocolates and a piece of rose quartz
- Two soft toys
- Traditional children's games
- Sheet of music
- Two dressing gown robes
- Ceramic tea service
- Framed batik painting and two lengths of batik textile
- Six pairs of shoes, two clutch bags and a traditional dress
- Twin set of South Sea pearls
- Model war canoe
- Pair of bamboo flutes
- Woven palm floor mat
French Connection has confirmed their Sub Silky Tie Top is the blouse Kate wore in her first official portrait and they are now taking pre-orders via their UK Website. They also revealed they will soon be offering the blouse in some stunning spring colours. For those of you interested in ordering the blouse a couple of ladies from What Kate Wore Facebook who purchased it said the sizing runs quite large so a size smaller would be recommended.
The blouse is currently on sale reduced from £57 to £28.50. By using the discount code extra20 you will save an additional 20% on sale items for a limited time.
Kate graces the cover of Hello! Magazine this week.