Kate was spotted shopping at the Gap the other day. The Gap store is 500 yards from her Kensington Palace apartment. She had someone drive her there and wait outside, on a double yellow line, for 20 minutes while she shopped. There were three bodyguards with her. She bought clothes for George, and a couple pairs of pants for herself–because she can’t go into a store with a women’s section and not buy herself something. Obvs.
Honestly, I’m not going to begrudge Kate shopping for some relatively inexpensive baby clothes. Babies go through a lot of clothes, and they grow out of them so fast that spending a ton of money on designer baby clothes is stupid. The only time I could see spending a lot on baby clothes is if it’s for an official photo or something, but if it’s for everyday, then there’s no point. I think it’s dumb when celebs dress their kids in designer baby clothes (I’m looking at you Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian), so no hate for Kate’s Gap baby clothing choices.
Now, as far as having someone drive her there when it’s only 500 yards from her house… I would do it, too. No shade for not wanting to walk, especially if she would have had to cross a major street (I don’t know the layout of the area so I don’t know if she had to cross a major street or not). If the driver was stopped at a no-parking area and idling as to technically not break the law, then that’s kind of a jerk move.
Kate also was seen shopping at Zara on March 27, according to this article and some people on Twitter.
In other Middleton news, if you want a laugh, check out the pictures of Tsar Nicholas Middleton with his marshmallows in this Evening Standard article. I have to say, after reading the article, I kind of don’t hate James. The things he says kind of make sense and I can empathize with the dyslexia. I have to admit, when I first heard about the marshmallow business I thought it was ridiculous, but upon further thinking I can kind of see it being a thing–a niche thing, but it has it’s place. It would be an interesting gift for baby showers or weddings or bachelorette parties–except that they say they don’t do dirty things, but if they opened that up I could totally see these being a bachelorette party type favor. I do find it interesting that James’ Boomf partner, Andy Bell, butted his way into the interview. The reporter says, “Bell has insisted on being present while I interview Middleton. Either Bell doesn’t trust me or he doesn’t trust Middleton.” I think there is a third option, Bell wants some attention. It may have been James’ idea to put the photos on marshmallows, but it is Bell’s technology that started the printing company. Maybe Bell just wanted to make sure he got credit? Or Bell is kind of famewhorey.