By REBECCA ENGLISH
The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted with her mother Carole Middleton during a shopping trip in South Kensington, where they bought a large white wicker Moses basket for the imminent arrival of the royal baby
With less than three months to go before the birth of her first baby, the Duchess of Cambridge is clearly in the mood for a little nesting.
And who better to take on a shopping trip to furnish her future prince or princess’s new nursery at Kensington Palace than her mother, Carole Middleton.
The pair were spotted in upmarket South Kensington together, browsing some of the capital’s most exclusive baby stores after enjoying a spot of lunch together at the Zefi Mediterranean restaurant where they were seen by fellow diners sipping healthy fruit juices.
Kate wore a loose blue maternity top with a pretty lace collar for the outing
First on their list was Blue Almonds, which boasts that it creates ‘magical rooms for children’ - perfect for the third in line to the throne.
Dressed in identical dark blue skinny jeans and knee-high black boots, mother and daughter spent up to an hour browsing the Moses baskets on sale.
Priced up to £295 for an off the shelf model, they are certainly out of reach price-wise for many new mothers-to-be.
The Duchess and her mother were seen dining in a nearby Mediterranean restaurant before their visit to a children's clothing and furniture store
Carole carried the Moses basket out of Blue Almonds, where prices go up to £295 for an off the shelf model
Some bespoke versions at the store can cost up to £1,000 and be customised with frilled fitted sheets and sun shades.
Kate, 31, who was wearing a loose blue maternity top with a pretty white lace collar, and her mother finally settled on a large white wicker version and walked out into the street together, clearly discussing their purchase.
They were then whisked off by a waiting car driven by one of Kate’s bodyguards, presumably back to Kensington Palace where Kate is overseeing the renovation of her new apartment.
The shop owner would not discuss Kate's purchases but said she was 'honoured' to receive a visit
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