Buyers Scoop up the Royal Car seat And blanket fit for a Prince
The stylish Duchess of Cambridge Kate has been influencing maternity style around the world since her pregnancy was first announced in Dec. 2012. And now, after Tuesday’s royal baby unveiling, the public can even look to the little prince himself for some inspiration. From Prince George’s first throne — his car seat — to Kate's polka-dot frock, here are the products the public is clamoring for as the royal baby interest continues.
The Royal car seat of Cambridge
Prince William carried his newborn out in a Britax car seat, and so far “the response has been tremendous,” according to the company's president, Jon Chamberlain. While this specific car seat, known as the baby-safe model, is only available in Europe, Americans can purchase a similar model, called the B-Safe online for around $135 Click Here!
The Prince's Royal Blanket
Prince George made his world debut swaddled in a “jungle jam” collection muslin blanket from Brooklyn-based company Aden + Anais. Spokesperson Kristina Godfrey told TODAY.com that since the royal family was not accepting gifts for the baby, the company’s employees were “totally surprised” when the little prince appeared in the birds-print blanket, which is still available as part of a four-pack for $49.95 on the company's website Click here!
Aden + Anais “has been slammed” all day, according to Godfrey. "Site traffic was about double today — actually causing it to crash — compared to what we normally see, and [we saw] the highest number of visits recorded for one day in company history," she said.
The Royal Babys Shawl
Before the Royal Baby wore his playful bird blanket for the car ride home, the little prince appeared in simple but fabulous white shawl made by British knitwear company G.H. Hurt & Son, according to a Kensington Palace spokesman. The cozy shawl is crafted from soft, super-fine merino wool and finished off with scalloped edges.
"The company has a long-standing connection with the royal family," the spokesman said. "Other members of the royal family have been presented with these shawls in the past and the Duke of Cambridge had a similar shawl when he was a baby."
While the royal "christening shawl" is still available on the company's website for £45 ($69), prepare to wait longer for it than usual.
Duchess Of Cambridge Kate’s dress
Kate's silky blue polka-dot dress — reminiscent of Princess Diana’s first post-birth outfit — was custom-made by British designer Jenny Packham, whose designs she's worn several times before. But admirers wishing to take the much-buzzed-about look home will be disappointed to learn that this crêpe de chine dress is literally fit for a royal the design is "bespoke, made specially for the duchess," according to Jenny Packham spokesperson Blaire McColl.
Of course, these aren’t the first royally-worn products to create a public stir. When Kate was photographed leaving U.K. luxury baby boutique Blue Almonds with a white wicker Moses basket in June, her fans took notice and interest in that particular basket “definitely increased,” according to the store’s founder, Izabela Minkiewicz.