All About Princess Kate's New Baby Nursery – Including Royal Hand-Me-Downs
The new little prince or princess will get the best of George s hand-me-downs including a luxurious $340 moses basket
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Between play dates with Prince George and family time in Bucklebury, Princess Kate will no doubt have spent some of her maternity leave putting the finishing touches to a new nursery.
“I think the new baby’s nursery will be elegantly decorated in neutral colors with accents of ‘George’ as I’m sure he will have been told lots about the new arrival and where he or she is sleeping,” Sarah Dixon, a maternity nurse who has worked with friends of the royal couple, tells PEOPLE.
Luckily for the new prince or princess, there s also a stash of royal hand-me-downs waiting in the wings, including a Moses basket that belongs to the Middleton family. PEOPLE understands that it was this traditional wicker basket that Kate s mom Carole was seen carrying during a shopping trip to London s upmarket Walton Street back in April 2013, when Kate was shopping for the yet-to-be-born George.
While looking for a new lining for the family crib, Kate, 33 bought a second Moses basket set from the Nursery Window, a stylish baby boutique on Walton Street, not far from Kate and Prince William‘s Kensington Palace home. Opting for their Moses basket set in Linen Stripe (which retails for $240) – the neutral colored crib is sure to be dusted off for the arrival of her new baby – the couple s second child and fourth in line to the throne.
“I think it makes sense that Kate will want to recycle things and she goes for a neutral palette generally so that makes it easier seeing as they don’t know the baby’s sex,” says Dixon, adding “I’m sure that Kate has been very involved in getting the nursery just right as she is such a hands-on mom.”
In addition to the luxury moses basket set, Kate also bought the matching stand ($97) perfect for rocking her newborn to sleep. And such was her love for the classic stripe design, Kate ordered the linen fabric to match (most likely for curtains) after George was born.
While we don t know if George will be visiting his new sibling at the hospital, the 21-month-old will certainly be involved in greeting him or her when the family return home to Kensington Palace.
“When the baby arrives he is bound to be very inquisitive and want to interact,” says Dixon, adding: “He might even have a special toy in the baby s cot ready to welcome him or her.”
Keep reading People.com for more on the royal baby.