Prince William and Kate have reportedly taken inspiration from Beatrix Potter's much-loved children's books when decorating the royal baby's nursery at their Kensington Palace home. The royal couple are said to have adorned the room with Peter Rabbit pieces, along with some of the author's other popular characters, including Jemima Puddle-duck and Mrs Tiggy Winkle.
It is a theme they are said to have settled on when creating a nursery for their first child, Prince George, in 2013. The timeless pieces will since have been used by Princess Charlotte in 2015 and now her baby brother, who was born at 11.01am on St George's Day.
There are a number of Peter Rabbit designs available at John Lewis
The Duke and Duchess were previously believed to have used the same design company that created nurseries for William, his brother Harry and their cousins Beatrice and Eugenie – Dragons of Walton Street in Knightsbridge. The company specialises in handmade furniture painted with characters from Beatrix Potter, along with fairies, flowers and safari animals, which would fit in perfectly with the royal nursery theme.
However, there are also a number of sweet Peter Rabbit-themed buys available on the high street too, including at John Lewis, where Kate has often been seen shopping at the Peter Jones outpost on King's Road, Chelsea. Some of the pieces on offer include a musical cot mobile (£39.99), which the couple could hang over the Blue Almonds traditional Moses basket she bought in 2013, and a patchwork activity mat (£32), that the Prince will be able to play on as he gets bigger.
The royal couple could also buy pieces from Jo Jo Maman Bébé
Meanwhile, Jo Jo Maman Bébé, a store that Kate has previously worn maternity clothing from, also has a selection of Peter Rabbit designs. They include a comfort blanket (£15) and wooden picture blocks (£20), along with adorable embroidered sleepsuits that the youngest member of the royal family will be able to sleep in to perfectly co-ordinate with his room.
Prince William and Kate returned home with their newborn on Monday evening, just seven hours after he was born in the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital weighing 8lb 7oz. While Prince George will be back at school today, the rest of the family will be able to spend time with their new addition at their home at Kensington Palace, as Princess Charlotte isn't due back at nursery until Thursday, and Prince William is now on paternity leave.