KATE Middleton lives the life of Riley! The British beauty has reportedly spent around $50,000 on high-end and couture clothing since the beginning of the year.
Prince William does not fund his wife’s wardrobe because, ostensibly, he earns only $88,000 a year as an RAF helicopter pilot. The $20 million he inherited from his late mother’s estate on turning 30 last week, for example, is considered to be his private income. “The Duke and Duchess have attended a couple of black tie events recently but there will continue to be more daytime and low-key engagements in future which will involve her wearing appropriate lower cost,” a source said. “The Duchess has barely put a foot wrong since she got married so why does she need anyone to do it for her? Catherine has an innate sense of style and, almost as importantly, knows what is appropriate for the occasion.”
“She might not choose the most cutting edge designers, but she know what looks good on her and that’s what counts. Plus she is acutely conscious that she is not yet a full-time working royal and feels it is pretty pointless, as well as extravagant, to have her own dresser.”
Meanwhile, a recent issue of In Touch Weekly magazine claimed to have pictures of Kate showing off a noticeable baby bump. –SS
“We thought at first it might be just the way her dress fell as she walked,” said a witness who caught Kate on May 31 hurrying into a local jeweler in London’s Chelsea neighborhood. But if you looked closely, it was a definite bump. It was prominent enough to cast a shadow below. She certainly has a glow in her cheeks. Her face is more rounded now.” SS