The Duchess of Cambridge has been out and about over the past few days enjoying quality time with Prince George and a little retail therapy. We begin with a sighting shared with us by the informative Kate & Pippa Style.
Kate was spotted shopping at one of her favourite haunts, Zara, on Saturday, when an excited fellow shopper noticed her and took a couple of pics with her phone.
Kate reportedly purchased a pair of Leather-Bulcher soft-soled boots, available in sizes from newborn to nine months. The boots are unisex and neutral toned.
The Duchess sported one of her stylish coats from the brand for the trip. The dusty-pink, straight-cut coat originally retailed for £80 before going on sale for £30 and selling out. Kate was first photographed wearing it during a shopping trip at John Lewis in January. The roomy silhouette makes it a great choice for comfortable maternity wear.
It also looks like Kate wore her trusty Russell and Bromley Charge-It boots. Below we see them worn on a previous occasion.
Kate was also seen at Trotters doing a spot of shoe shopping for Prince George. According to one onlooker the Duchess chose the Start Rite Flexy-Soft Milan navy blue leather casual shoes. How adorable are these?
What else has Kate been up to? She enjoyed an outing with her lively toddler Prince George last Thursday at London's famous Science Museum to explore a selection of exhibits aimed at young children. Accompanied by royal protection officers, the pair spent a good portion of the morning at the Pattern Pod, a multi-sensory gallery targeted at young kids.
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A source told People:
'They seemed to enjoy themselves. It's lovely that she feels she can bring George here.'
Another feature of the exhibit is the Penrose Tessellations. How many different patterns can you make with just two simple shapes? The amazing thing about these colourful foam shapes is that they can be arranged in a seemingly limitless number of ways. Children can make patterns of their own on the table, or even the wall, thanks to the shapes’ clever magnetic backing.
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It's great that Kate and George can enjoy regular family outings, and it reminds me of reading about the late Princess Diana's activities with William and Harry. Despite their position, she was determined to instil a sense of normality and ensure they experienced as much as possible. The exhibits at the museum for young children are an excellent idea, and who knows, perhaps George will take a particular interest in science when he grows up.
The Mail Online reports the Duchess was seen Easter egg shopping at luxury store The Conran Shop in South Kensington. A favourite haunt of Princess Diana's, the Duchess browsed for a while before purchasing the chocolate treats where prices begin at £15 per egg.
Below, a look at chocolate treats from their website: the £15 Chocolate Tool Kit, Chocolate Big Bar with Blueberries and Raspberries and Chocolate Spoons.
Pretty much a haven for chocolate lovers...
Moving on to fashion updates beginning with restocked and discounted items. Kate's very popular Somerset by Alice Temperley Boat Print Dress is back in stock in most sizes at John Lewis.
You will also recall the gorgeous Max Mara Studio Villar Belted Wool Coat Kate wore with the dress. It's available in very limited sizing (with just a handful in stock) for those interested, reduced from £580 to £345.
Kate's aquifer Jaeger Silk Tile Print Dress is significantly discounted from £250 to £175 at present. The collared shirt dress is available at Jaeger and John Lewis.
Glancing through Kate's favoured footwear brands, I noticed the ever-popular Aquatalia Rhumba Boots are still on sale at Nordstrom, with a considerable saving of $250. They are available in several colours and sizes 4-12.
Kate's (love em or hate em) Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedges are also available at Nordstrom for $398 with Free Shipping. Keep an eye on the Stuart Weitzman website if you're a fan; there are various prints and colourways available.