This week, Kensington Palace held a press briefing to reveal some important information about the impending birth of Baby Cambridge #2.
Here are the top 7 things you need to know:
* The media will not be allowed to set up camp outside the Lindo Wing until after the Duchess has been admitted into labour.
* William will have about a two hour commute from work to get to the hospital.
* They do not know the gender of the baby.
* If the baby is born after 10pm the announcement will be made from 8am the next morning.
* They have not decided if they will bring George to the hospital to meet his sibling.
* After leaving the hospital, they will spend a few days at Kensington Palace before retiring to Anmer Hall in Norfolk for the summer.
* Kate is expected to be on maternity leave for at least 3 months. William will have two weeks paternity leave. They currently have no plans to hire additional staff/nannies at this point.
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
This week, Giulia G. has offered a detailed review of her latest repliKate purchase, the Stella McCartney 'Ridley' blue dress:::
First I must say that I balanced colors in pictures so the shade of blue you see is exact the same of the dress you receive.
Ok, let’s go! The dress is from Aliexpress (I paid it less than $30!!!) and it’s pretty good, very well sewed (the inner part of the sleeves’ hem is double so you can’t see the seams, very good detail) and zip is almost invisible. I don’t think fabric is cotton but something synthetic as polyester (tag doesn’t say anything about material). As every product from Aliexpress the packaging is not excellent, a simple black plastic bag.
About size: like every dress from Asian websites sizes are a little trouble, I followed the instructions written on seller’s page and I ordered the S (I’m 1.63m and 48 kg) and it’s perfect. I suggest you to forget your usual size (mine is XS, so it runs small) and just follow the size chart.
It’s so similar to the original dress, maybe the color is a little bit darker but the shape is the same. I tried it with heels and it appear so refined but it’s so nice even matched with a simple pair of flat shoes. The dress has no lining but the fabric is soft and comfy. When I received the dress I washed it and the water was clear so it doesn’t fade!
Care of details: 4 stars
Size: runs small
Packaging: 2 stars
Fit: 5 stars
Price/quality: 5 stars (remember that this dress is so cheap so you can’t expect to buy the same quality of the original item)
Similarity to the original: 8/10
Global impressions: 9/10
P.S. the only negative thing was the delivery…it took 8 weeks, but I ordered it during the Chinese New Year holiday so there were some delays.
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KATE'S TOP 3 MATERNITY OUTFITS
In last week's newsletter, I ran a poll to find what you all thought was the best outfit worn by the Duchess of Cambridge during her second pregnancy. The votes have been tallied and here are the top 3 ensembles as voted by you!
Of the 35 outfits worn by Kate during this pregnancy, the Beulah London ensemble was the clear favorite and took out over 1/3 of the votes! It was a close contest for second place between the Seraphine 'Marina' coat outfit and the ASOS dotted dress.
Following on from last week's maternity outfit poll, I received many requests to offer a poll to vote on the baby's gender and name. So here you go folks! Do you think the Duchess is expecting a boy or a girl, and what is your favorite name for the new prince or princess?
Here's my guess ... I'm hoping for a girl born on April 25th (my hubby's birthday) and that they name her either Alice or Adelaide (the names of my two nieces).
I look forward to seeing your predictions!