Looking pretty as a princess is big business. When the Duchess of Cambridge wears an outfit there's a stampede to buy her style, and inspiration is set to continue with a new addition to the clan.

Half of UK parents (49%) admit that mini fashion icons like Harper Beckham and Suri Cruise influence how they dress their children, according to new research by Cotton USA.

The desire to find quality items for their little darlings explains why 66% of parents spend more on clothes for their children than for themselves or their partner.

Stand by for the pitter-patter of regal feet and ensure your own little heir dresses the part.


The royal baby may be too young for tea with the Queen but he or she is sure to get a VIP invite to the palace.

Sleeping and eating may be the only thing on this new arrival's mind but they can still look chic in a statement babygro. M&Co has adorable Royal sleepsuit designs for a 'Special Little Princess' or 'Prince Charming' with matching hats for £11 each, for 0-9 months, available mid-June (www.mandco.com).

JoJo Maman Bebe's Royal Baby Collection includes crown hats, £5, and sleepsuits, £14, as well as royal booties, £14, available mid-June (www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk).

Just in case Jamie Oliver is coming round to cook up a regal feast, ensure baby is wearing the range designed by his wife. Her Little Bird by Jools Rainbow Pyjamas should brighten up bedtimes, £12, for newborn-9 months (www.mothercare.com).


With the likes of Uncle Harry and Auntie Pippa around, fun times are guaranteed for the royal baby.

For boys, a pair of chinos is essential for posh playtimes and they're pretty hard-wearing too. Try Marks & Spencer's cotton chinos, from £9, for 1-7 years (www.marksandspencer.com).

If a day by the seaside, or potentially a super-yacht, is on the cards, Blossom's Le Petit Bird pieces are ideal for smart little sailors, with white drawstring shorts, £32; striped shirt, £34; and blue jumper with patch elbows, £37, for 6 months-2 years (www.blossommotherandchild.com).

Girls can follow mummy, aka the Duchess of Cambridge's, lead with floral print dresses. Mixing blooms with spots adds to the cute factor with TU at Sainsbury's floral and polka dot sun dress, from £12, for 9 months-5 years.

They may be too young for polo, but little ones can still look sporty chic in Ralph Lauren's Big Pony polo shirts available in yellow, pink, blue or green, from £48, for 1-8 years (www.littlewoods.com).


Mounbatten-Windsor junior is sure to have event invitations stacked up in the nursery before he or she has even been born.

For a special appearance in the Royal Box at Wimbledon, Cashmirino's white linen dress with tennis stripes takes sports luxe to a new level, from £131.87, for 2-12 years (www.cashmirino.com).

Monsoon is every princess's dream for posh frocks and ideal for the endless society weddings. The Odette dress, available in pale blue or gold, has a glitter net that will ensure she sparkles, from £46, for 3-13 years (uk.monsoon.co.uk).

Baby boys are a tad too young to hire a tuxedo, so cheat with a Julien Macdonald for Debenhams designer grey tux sleepsuit, from £11.25, for newborn-18 months, in stores only.


The royal baby isn't going to be short of holiday destinations with Richard Branson as a family friend.

Get packing with Emma Levine's pretty in pink bodysuit featuring gold leaf palm tree print, £18, for 0-24 months (www.emmalevine.net).

For sandcastle time on paradise islands, try M&Co's bright swimwear for boys and girls, with tankini swimsuit, from £12, for 5-10 years; and blue striped swimshorts, from £6, for 5-13 years (www.mandco.com).

If a luxury holiday in Spain is on the royal calendar, Deluna's Flamenco dress is just the thing for girls to twirl in the sunshine, £43, for 18 months-7 years (www.deluna-kids.com).

Forget fancy gelatos and indulge your little prince or princess with a good old-fashioned lollipop while wearing Tootsa MacGinty's Seatown green striped vest, £17.50, for 3 months-5 years (www.tootsamacginty.com).


Embrace the patriotic spirit of royal baby's arrival with Radley's changing bag. Boy or girl, the Streets Of London print is ideal for new mums on the move, complete with changing mat, removable pouch and pockets for baby's accessories, £129 (www.radley.co.uk).