The Duchess Of Cambridge will be treated to a dummy-shaped cake and Jo Malone treats, all approved by the Queen
Kate Middleton might be a member of the royal family, but that doesn’t mean she’ll miss out on the fun tradition of a baby shower while she awaits the arrival of her first child.
Pippa Middleton is said to be busy planning a party for the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, which will include a cake in the shape of a dummy, baked especially for the occasion by her brother, James.
The whole family will be present at the baby shower, which is likely to be held at the Middleton family home in Berkshire. Although, the invitations and the specified location are being kept a closely-guarded secret.
A friend of the royal tells The Sun: “It isn’t royal tradition but Kate isn’t a traditional Royal.”
While most will assume that the Queen isn’t on board with introducing the new tradition of a baby shower, reports say that Pippa’s party plans have already been given the royal seal of approval.
The friend adds: “Prince Harry, Kate and William are the Royal Family’s link to the younger generation. A baby shower wouldn’t normally happen if you’re in the Royal Family, but there is now a modern way of thinking.
“It will be a great day for everyone and Kate is doing this with the blessing of the Queen.”
Guests at the event will reportedly be given goody bags which will include candles and a variety of gifts from Jo Malone and The White Company.
The source says: “She is modern and wants a normal life.”
The Duchess has just weeks until she welcomes her little one, and will spend the next few days heavily involved in the Queen’s Coronation celebrations, which include a service at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday.