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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, NeimanMarcus.com)

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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, Motherhood.com)

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

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

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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, Target.com)

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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, 3floz.com)

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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, diapers.com)

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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, Petittresor.com)

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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, BareNecessities.com)

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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, 6pm.com)

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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, KickeePants.com)

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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, Zappos.com)

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    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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    With husband Prince William by her side, Duchess Kate — wearing a custom-made dress by British designer Jenny Packham — revealed her newborn son to the world on July 23, 2013 at St. Mary's hospital in London. Take a look back at the new royal mom's chic and sophisticated maternity style.

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend a ceremony to officially name Princess Cruises's new ship 'Royal Princess' in England on June 13, 2013.

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    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a service of celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on June 4 in London.

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    Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, left, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge attend a Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London on May 22.

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    Kate arrives in a peachy perfect outfit at Naomi House on April 29, 2013 near Winchester, England.

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    From left, Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge raise their wands on the set used to depict Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter Films during the Inauguration Of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 26 in London.

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends an evening reception to celebrate the work of the charity at the National Portrait Gallery on April 24 in London.

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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to visit The Willows Primary School in Manchester to help launch a counseling program for kids whose parents suffer from addiction on April 23.

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    Kate, with the first real signs of a baby bump, attends the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21.

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    Duchess Kate looks dashing in red as she helps Maizie Yeardley adjust her dress during a visit to BAE Systems in Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom on April 5.

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    Duchess Kate doesn't sacrifice style as she plays table tennis against hubby Prince William during a visit to the Donald Dewer Leisure Center in Glasgow, Scotland on April 4.

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    Duchess Kate holds a "Baby on board!" badge given to her during a visit to a London Tube station March 30.

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    Kate presents sprigs of Shamrock to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day Parade.

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    Kate visits The National Fishing Heritage Centre on March 5 in Grimsby, England.

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    Kate visits the Hope House residential treatment center for recovering addicts on February 19.

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    Prince William and Kate leave London's King Edward VII hospital where the duchess was being treated for acute morning sickness on December 6, 2012.

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    British newspapers shower their front pages with the news of Kate's pregnancy on December 4.

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