Royal-worthy products Duchess Kate should tote to the hospital

Although we're sure Duchess Kate has had her hospital bag packed and sitting by the door for weeks now, we couldn't help but wonder what was on her checklist. Just in case that bag isn't zippered yet, we've rounded up our favorite picks that every prepared royal should pack.

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There’ll be no dumpy duffle for this duchess. Do you think staring at this mind-numbingly beautiful suitcase is as effective as an epidural? (Kate Spade Things We Love Carry-On, $630,

We doubt paper hospital gowns are part of the royal birth plan. Kate will love this soft cobalt blue set; demure enough for visitors — versatile enough for sleeping and nursing. And it even resembles her famous Issa engagement dress! (Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Lace Trim Nursing Nightgown And Robe, $44.98,

Coconut water will quench the most royal of thirsts during labor. (Taste Nirvana Coconut Water,

These popular muslin blankets double as burp cloths, swaddles, blankets, and paparazzi shields. (Aden + Anais "Make Believe" Classic Muslin Collection 4 pack, $49.95, )

Promoted by the likes of Kourtney Kardashian and sworn to by new mamas worldwide, belly binding has been popular throughout history, crossing many a pond and culture. (Couture Belly Bandit Black Lace Print, $65.95,

Make your room feel like a home away from home (or should we say: palace away from palace?) by bringing all your favorite products in smart travel sizes. When getting out of bed is too much effort, you’ll be glad you packed face wipes to freshen up with zero effort. (Fathom Long Weekend Kit, $63,

These cover-ups are for every modern mother who wants to simultaneously be in good company and good taste. (Bebe au Lait Camden Lock Hooter Hiders Nursing Cover, $29,

Perfect for a summer baby stroll around Kensington — the new heir will only need a cotton onesie underneath this lightweight snuggly blanket. (Barefoot Dreams Little Royals Receiving Blanket, $59,

The prettiest wireless nursing bra out there, and available with matching underwear, this comfy set will become a quick favorite. (Belabumbum New Lotus Seamless Wire-Free Nursing Bra, $42,

Slippers for shuffling to the crib, and back to bed, and to the changing table, and back to bed, and to the bathroom, and back to bed, and then back to the changing table again. (Acorn Mara Scuff, $45.55,

Kickee Pants makes the softest cotton sets, and this beautiful banner style is just a taste of many celebratory outfits to come. (Print Newborn Gift Set in Boy Party Flags, $38,

The first outfit you wear as a mom feels important. This pretty print dress has a forgiving cut and nursing-friendly style that will prove a worthy choice on your way home from the hospital. (Vince Camuto Maxi Shirtdress, $158,

Duchess Kate's maternity style

Image: Queen Elizabeth II Hosts A Garden Party At Buckingham Palace
John Stillwell

From the moment the royal couple announced in December 2012 that they were expecting, the world has been captivated by Kate's many maternity looks.


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