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Guess which stroller Kate Middleton picked out? It's surprising!

April 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM ET

Kate Middleton Chooses a Bugaboo Baby Stroller
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Kate Middleton Chooses a Bugaboo Baby Stroller

While Kate Middleton won't be having a royal baby shower, she and Prince William still need to prepare. So it probably doesn't come as much of a surprise that they've already picked out a stroller.

What is suprising: They've made an untraditional choice!

Many members of the British royal family spent their newborn days in a Silver Cross pram—those gigantic, antique-looking carriages that are more pretty than practical. According to Hello Magazine, Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry, and even the Queen herself were once pushed around in one. So many people expected the couple to heed royal tradition and choose one for their baby's ride as well.

Instead, they've opted for a....Bugaboo. According the Daily Mail, the Duchess told a group of Army wives at a recent reception that she'd bought a Bugaboo, joining the likes of celebrity moms like Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson and Kourtney Kardashian.

Although Bugaboos range in price from about $650 to $1000, depending on the model, they're a bargain next to the Silver Cross, whose iconic Balmoral model retails for around $4,000. (And it's still possible that the royal newborn may have one of those, too!) 

The Bugaboo is known for its modern design, suggesting the parents may do things a bit differently. Although the couple maintains they don't know the baby's gender, the color Kate picked may be a sign of someting else, too: She told folks at the reception she'd chosen baby blue.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.

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