Kate Middleton’s High Street Home Buys: Peek Inside Her Shopping Bag

Find out what home wares the Duchess has been buying for her and husband Prince William's new Kensington Palace home...

Kate Middleton was recently spotted leaving high street store Zara’s Chelsea branch with bags full of royal home wares fit for a Palace – and we’re about to reveal exactly what she picked up.

Clad in her dressed-down best, the 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge wore a white polka-dot blouse, cream cardigan, dark blue skinny jeans and faded grey Mint Velvet plimsoles for her Zara Home shopping spree.

New mum Kate wore her tumbling brunette locks pulled back into a messy ponytail and accessorised her off-duty ensemble with a simple gold pendant and tiny gold drop earrings.

Once inside the West London store, the Duchess of Cambridge picked up a selection of affordable goodies for her, Prince William and Prince George’s newly-renovated Kensington Palace Home.

And among her carefully-selection haul of home wares were two oval £29.99 serving dishes, one featuring a cockatoo and the other featuring two parrots.

‘She didn’t look like the magazine pictures without her makeup or anything,’ a Zara Home employee told People magazine. ‘She came in, shopped around, paid and left.’

Kate’s royal shopping spree comes after her, William and Prince George moved into their newly-renovated Kensington Palace apartment last month.

Kate has also been spotted interiors browsing everywhere from Peter Jones to the Chelsea Design Centre, looking for items to put her own mark on the apartment, which once belonged to Princess Margaret.

While rumour has it that the Queen is allowing Kate access to antiques from the Royal Collection to decorate her home, the Duchess has also been inspired by Scandinavian style after seeing Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Princess Mary’s apartment at the Amelienborg Palace, which ‘combined their collection of modern art with antique furniture.’

With her impeccable taste, we’ve no doubt the Palace will be totally gorgeous once Kate‘s finished with it.

Got a tablet? You can now download Marie Claire magazine straight to your iPad, Kindle (just search the store for ‘marie claire magazine’), Nook or Google Nexus.

Reading now

Popular