Kate Middleton Baby Shower

These Kate Middleton Baby shower ideas will give you some party inspiration!

What does a royal baby shower look like?  No one really knows because no member of the Royal Family has ever held a baby shower.  However, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, will be breaking tradition by being the first royal to celebrate her first baby with a baby shower. 

“It isn’t royal tradition but Kate isn’t a traditional Royal,” a friend of the family told The Sun.  “Prince Harry, Kate and William are the Royal Family’s link to the younger generation.  A baby shower wouldn’t normally happen if you’re in the Royal Family, but there is now a modern way of thinking.”

Also helping with the modern way of thinking in a major way is aunt-to-be Pippa Middleton, sister to the Duchess.  Pippa is doing all the party planning and has some delightful touches, including a baby shower cake, baked in the shape of a dummy (a.k.a. pacifier) baked by brother James Middleton.  Also, the baby shower favors for the guests will include gifts and candies from Jo Malone and The White Company.  And although, there are not many more details of the Kate Middleton baby shower that are known at this time, we do believe that the theme will be a gender-neutral theme and the colors will include some adorable shades of light yellow.

Not all aspects of the royal birth will break tradition however. The royal couple plans to announce the birth of their child in the same way that Prince William’s birth was announced back in 1982.  Royal staffers at Buckingham Palace will write the baby announcement on a wooden easel and place it in the courtyard, along with the royal baby’s gender, weight, length, and time of birth.  After this traditional written announcement is made, the news will then be made known via Twitter and social media. 1  "We very much wanted to preserve the theatricality of the tradition," a friend told the U.K. Daily Mirror.  The Royal Couple’s due date has never been officially announced, but has been rumored to be July 13th, 2013.

The baby shower will most likely be held at the Berkshire home of the expectant grandparents, Michael and Carole Middleton.  The baby shower, with all of Pippa’s flair, has reportedly been approved by the Queen. A source told the Sun, "It will be a great day for everyone and Kate is doing this with the blessing of the Queen." Not much more is known of the royal baby shower, but with the whole world watching and waiting for this royal little baby to arrive, we are all anxious to celebrate with the Duchess!  Before the baby comes, however, Kate will be involved with the Queen’s coronation at Westminster Abbey.  We wish expectant mother Kate and expectant father Prince William all the best as they welcome their first child.

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