Kate and William’s baby is due any day... Give your baby a dash of right-royal style without the princely budget

Monsoon Odette dress, from �46; Oksaka jacket, from �19; both Monsoon (uk.monsoon.co.uk)
Monsoon Odette dress, from �46; Oksaka jacket, from �19; both Monsoon (uk.monsoon.co.uk)
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The royal baby is due any day. Turn your little heir into style royalty with a wardrobe worthy of a prince or princess...

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 per cent) 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 two thirds 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.

PALACE PREENED

Sleeping and eating may be the only thing on a new arrival’s mind but baby 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.

JoJo Maman Bebe’s Royal Baby Collection includes cute hats shaped like crowns and matching sleepsuits, as well as royal booties. Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools has brought out her own range of babywear and it’s pukka, as her hubby would say. Her Little Bird by Jools Rainbow Pyjamas should brighten up bedtimes.

REGAL PLAYTIME

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.

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, striped shirts and jumpers with patch elbows.

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.

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 at littlewoods.com

PARTY PRINCE/PRINCESS

Mounbatten-Windsor junior is sure to have 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.

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 and costs from £46.

Baby boys can do the tuxedo look with a Julien Macdonald for Debenhams designer grey tux sleepsuit.

VACATION ATTIRE

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

For sandcastle time on paradise islands, try M&Co’s bright swimwear for boys and girls.

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 (www.deluna-kids.com)