Since becoming a member of the royal family, 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.
Kate Middleton has often been spotted at Bluebird restaurant, and was seen dining with Prince William in their pre-wedding dating days. The restaurant serves classic British fare and there's also a bar serving a variety of specially mixed Bluebird cocktails, a cafe and a bakery.Read More
Get close to the royal couple at Madame Tussauds, where you can see lifelike wax figures of William and Kate. The Duchess wears a pastel-colour dress topped with a hat by Jane Corbettas. The couple are situated in the royal balcony display alongside other wax versions of the royal family.Read More
William and Kate followed in the footsteps of many royals, including Henry I, Richard II and 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), where an audio guide is included.Read More
5. The Goring
The Goring is within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, so it's no surprise that the duchess is a fan of this quintessentially English hotel. She spent the night before her wedding here. Get the royal treatment with afternoon tea at The Bar & Lounge, a meal in The Dining Room, or an overnight stay.Read More
6. National Portrait Gallery Free
With a degree in history of art, it's no surprise that Kate chose to be Patron of the National Portrait Gallery near Trafalgar Square. The duchess's first official portrait, by artist Paul Emsley, hangs in the venues' Lerner Galleries, which are free to enter.Read More
The sporty Duchess of Cambridge has visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on a number of occasions, scoring a goal with Team GB hockey players in the Riverbank Arena and playing volleyball in the Copper Box - in high wedge shoes! There's plenty to do at the park, from going on a walking tour to visiting the playground.Read More
Book your three-hour royal tour of London to see where Prince William and his brother Prince Harry hung out, where Kate Middleton worked before she was married, and the exact spot where Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their father were presented to the world for the first time as babies.Read More
Kate visited Dulwich Picture Gallery with her in-laws, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, where they got creative with some silk prints! Dulwich Picture Gallery was England's first public art gallery and it houses a world-class collection of European old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700s. Learn more on a free guided tour.Read More
11. Dans Le Noir?
Endless news columns and blogs are dedicated to Kate Middleton's style, with shops regularly selling out of outfits she is pictured wearing. Her favourite high street brands include Reiss, Topshop and Gap. She has also been spotted in Russell & Bromley shoes, and maternity clothes from Peter Jones and JoJo Maman Bébé.Read More