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Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton continues to be practical when it comes to her clothing purchases, even while dressing her baby bump.

On a trip to London’s TopShop on Oxford Street last week, Kate picked up a few bags of new clothes, including Lovestruck’s lightweight Deidre dress:

The floral frock (which retails for 37 Pounds, or $56) is not maternity wear but has a “practical elasticated waist enabling the dress to expand with the bump.”

Kate, Will, Elizabeth

Head designer Erika Shaw says:


“We are especially pleased that the Duchess selected a dress that accommodates her maternity needs without feeling the need to buy from a specific maternity range.”

Kate Middleton surprised fellow shoppers while at the store, too. “I turned to see Kate Middleton browsing right aside me and smiled at me,” Layla Maan says.

“She was browsing casually downstairs in Topshop. She had a ponytail, pearl earrings, black leggings, black flat boots and a brown suede short fur trimmed coat.”

Not surprisingly, Kate was described as “stunningly beautiful.”

Another source at the London store adds, “I saw her and she was really nice. She was really nice and friendly to everyone. She wasn’t at all ‘princessy’.”

“She was alone. I was really surprised she was alone as you’d think she would have lots of security with her. But she was just walking around like anyone else.”

She is the People’s Princess, after all.