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Exclusive: Princess Charlotte wears £21 dress for first solo portraits

Ainhoa Barcelona
Content Managing Editor
December 2, 2015
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The Duchess of Cambridge is renowned for mixing high street brands with luxury labels, so it comes as no surprise that Kate dressed her baby daughter Princess Charlotte in a reasonably priced frock. The cherubic young royal wore a £21 pink dress for her first official solo portraits.

After searching high and low, HELLO! Online has exclusively learnt that the dress comes from the winter collection of m&h – a Spanish brand that specialises in baby and children's clothing.

It is thought that Charlotte and Prince George's Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, bought the dress in the city of Valladolid, in northwestern Spain.

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HELLO! Online has exclusively learnt that Princess Charlotte wears a £21 dress from Spanish brand m&h

Margarita Pato Cid set up her family business in Valladolid and has since opened two branches in Madrid and one in Valencia. All of her shops are in Spain.

"A lot of people ask why I don't open a store in London," Margarita told HELLO! Online. "A lot of my stock is bought for children in London."


Charlotte's Spanish nanny Maria is thought to have bought the dress

Several customers from the nearby town of Palencia travel to Valladolid to visit the store, and as royal nanny Maria hails from Palencia, it is thought that she bought the dress for baby Charlotte.

When the royal baby left the hospital in May with her proud parents Kate and Prince William, Charlotte wore a hat by Spanish designer Irulea that her nanny had bought.


The dress comes from the brand's winter collection 

Each piece of m&h clothing is made by hand, using fabric from Spain. Shop owner Margarita revealed that she only makes a few pieces of each item, so Charlotte's dress is almost one-of-a-kind.

As for her pink cashmere cardigan, it is not yet known who designed it but Kate seems to have taken inspiration from the Spanish shop, which sells the dress with a matching knitwear cardigan.

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"A lot of my stock is bought for children in London," shop owner Margarita Pato Cid said

The new photos of the Princess were released on Sunday via Kensington Palace. Rather than turning to a professional photographer, creative Kate captured the sweet shots of her daughter and released them as a thank you to royal fans and the media.

Just as William has described his daughter, Charlotte looks very "lady-like" as she sits upright in a green and yellow armchair. Her pale-pink tights are from Amaia Kids, one of Kate's go-to labels for her children.

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