Since she married Prince William, there's been lots of interest in the Duchess of Cambridge – from her clothes to her favourite shops. Steal Kate's classic, demure style with our tips on where to pick up some Middleton classics. And find out about the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite London hangouts – you might even pick up a prince of your own!
*Breaking Kate Middleton News* Following the exciting revelations about Kate's pregnancy, watch this space for updates on where she's buying her maternity clothes and baby essentials in the coming months.
Kate Middleton often dines at Bluebird restaurant and has been spotted there with Prince William. The restaurant serves up classic British fare under head chef Mark Block. There's also a bar serving a variety of specially mixed Bluebird cocktails, a cafe and a bakery.Find Prices
Dans Le Noir?
William and Kate are rumoured to enjoy romantic dinners at Dans Le Noir? in Clerkenwell. Why? Because dinner is eaten in complete darkness served by blind waiters so the couple can dine anonymously. Try Dans Le Noir? yourself – you never know, you might end up dining next to royalty!Find Prices
GarrardCrown jewellers Garrard created the royal engagement ring for William's mother, Diana Spencer, in 1981. Now Wills has passed the sapphire ring to Kate as a way of involving his late mother in the wedding. Garrard have a beautiful engagement ring collection – or you can design your own with their bespoke service.
Kate Middleton has been a fan of designer Daniella Issa Helayel for years and chose the Issa London Sapphire dress for her engagement announcement photos. The dress sold out immediately, as did copies by Tesco and Peacocks, but you can still pick up other Issa dresses at Harvey Nichols.
Kensington PalaceThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make Kensington Palace their London home next year, when they move into Princess Margaret's former apartment. You can visit the refurbished palace – attractions include a Queen Victoria exhibition and a display of Princess Diana's dresses.Find Prices
Get close to the royal couple at Madame Tussauds, where you can see life-like wax figures of Will and Kate. The Duchess is dressed in a replica of her blue Issa engagement dress as well as her famous engagement ring. The couple are situated in the royal zone alongside other wax versions of the royal family.Find Prices
Mahiki is known as much for its celebrity crowd as its fabulous cocktail menu. Popular among London's rich and famous, including Kate and Wills, this tiki bar brings a little touch of the Pacific to Mayfair. Try the delicious cocktails, made from freshly squeezed juices, and order a Lover's Cup in honour of William and Kate!
National Portrait Gallery
With a degree in history of art, it's no surprise that Kate chose to be Patron of the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square. The Duchess's first official portrait, by artist Paul Emsley, hangs in the venues' Lerner Galleries, which are free to enter.
ReissHighstreet retailer Reiss is a firm favourite of Kate's and she has chosen its pieces for a number of occasions, such as the white Nanette dress seen in her official engagement photos. Once Kate has worn something it sells out and Reiss has even re-issued some of the pieces worn by her. Multiple London branches
William and Kate followed in the footsteps of many royals, including Henry I and Richard II, as well as the present Queen, and married at Westminster Abbey. Visit the abbey to see the stunning interior and Poets' Corner (the burial place of Austen, Pope and Byron), plus marvel at its history (an audio guide is included).