Welcome to the World Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

I spent another bank holiday weekend in Wales, but I was so excited when I woke up on Saturday morning to find that Duchess Kate had had her baby, and that we now had a little princess. Today we found out that the baby had been called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and I don’t think I will be the only one really pleased that the baby’s name contains a tribute to her beautiful grandmother Princess Diana.

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Kate left hospital fairly quickly on Saturday and looked wonderful after giving birth just that morning. Unlike the birth of George, when Kate left hospital on a gloriously sunny day, the weather was pretty chilly, so the photo opportunity was short and sweet. I have to say though, that I loved the fact that Kate had opted for a lovely yellow floral print dress from Jenny Packham. My post on Friday had been about how much I love yellow as a colour, especially on days when the weather doesn’t want to play ball, and I just loveKate’s long 3/4 sleeved shift dress, which was a simple and elegant choice. (You can see my yellow post here.)

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Get the look – yellow and floral – perfect for Spring/Summer

Petite Yellow Floral Print Tea Dress £17.99 click to visit New Look

Petite Yellow Floral Print Tea Dres

 AUTOGRAPH Online only Floral Jacquard Shift Dress £65 click to visit M&S


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Floral Jacquard Shift Dress
£65 click to visit M&S

Eliza Tunic Dress WH793 Was 99.00 Now £59.40 To £74.25 click to visit Boden

Eliza Tunic Dress

Lace shift dress Details http://www.mandco.com/lace-shift-dress-lemon/122291000630008.html Product Number: 122291000630008 Colour: LEMON Online Exclusive £49.00 click to visit M&Co

Lace shift dress

Toast Shigawa Dress, Sulphur £135 click to visit John Lewis

Toast Shigawa Dress

Of course, excitement about the royal Princess is the perfect opportunity for companies to promote all things royal and girly. Personalised baby company My 1st Years has some really lovely things, whether you are celebrating the birth of your own little prince or princess, or finding a special gift for someone else’s special arrival.

Here are a few key picks from My 1st Years.

 Personalised Royal Crown Robe £30.00 click to visit My 1st Years


Personalised Royal Crown Robe
£30.00 click to visit My 1st Years

Red Crown Muslin 2x Pack £12 click to visit My 1st Years

Red Crown Muslin

 Personalised Prince Keepsake Box £15.00 click to visit My Ist Years


Personalised Prince Keepsake Box
£15.00
click to visit My Ist Years

 Not a Royal Bodysuit £8.00 Gift in stock £8.00 click to visit My Ist Years


Not a Royal Bodysuit
£8.00
click to visit My Ist Years

Princess Traditional Money Box £12 click to visit My 1st Years

Princess Traditional Money Box

To view all My Ist Years Royal inspired pieces, click here.



William and Kate welcome baby George to the World

After all the speculation and tantalising slips of the tongue indicating that Baby Cambridge was going to be a girl, Kate and William have now welcomed a beautiful little Prince by the name of George Alexander Louis to the world. And it seems the world is already besotted with the gorgeous little bundle.

Kate looked amazing, choosing to wear a cornflower blue and white dotted crepe de chine dress by Jenny Packham. This was a great stylish choice, the empire line showing that Kate had no intention of hiding her remaining baby bump, and the colour obviously echoing William’s blue jeans and shirt. The trusty Pied A Terre wedges made another appearance, making this a perfect outfit for what was a pretty sticky, hot day.

The choice of a dotted dress made me think back to when Princess Diana left the same hospital, St Mary’s Paddington, with baby William in June 1982. Diana had worn a green dotted maternity dress as she left hospital, a look that was roundly criticised at the time, both for the maternity style, and for the pop socks that she teamed with it. Kate’s dress, whilst definitely more well received, is a nice nod to the woman sadly no longer there to enjoy her first grandchild.

Today the Royal couple have left London for Bucklebury , where they will be able to enjoy some much deserved family bonding time. Kate was glimpsed through the car window, wearing another great look, this time from maternity brand Seraphine. The short-sleeved knot front dress is just lovely, with pretty knot detail, a great length, and comfy stretchy fabric, perfect for a new mom to travel in.

Short Sleeve Knot Front Dress Lavender £50.00 click to visit Seraphine

With the excitement over the Royal birth, many brands are offering some amazing offers and discounts to celebrate the new Prince.

Evans are offering 15% off Blue Products when you use the code BABYROYAL.

Click to visit Evans

Selfridges are concentrating on the Bugaboo, the Duchess’s chosen pram, which they have available in a range of colours.

To view all Bugaboo. click here to visit Selfridges

Kaliko are offering 22% off (to commemorate the birth date) and have a range of Kate style dresses to tempt. They also offer free post and packaging.

Peplum Lace Dress £130 click to visit Kaliko

Odette Floral Prom Dress £120 click to visit Kaliko

Lois Shift Dress £120.00 click to visit Kaliko