SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: The Duchess of Cambridge has a secret shopper – the Countess of Wessex
Who knew that Sophie, Countess of Wessex, had a secret hand in the Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe?
Designer Donna Ida, whose jeans Kate is wearing, reveals that Sophie quietly acquires items for her royal friend.
"My girlfriend, a stylist, is best friends with Sophie Wessex and Sophie buys from us," Donna tells me during the Wok On recipe book launch by Ching He Huang at Daunt Books in Marylebone.
"She bought our (£ 295) black Sadie jumpsuit for herself and then asked one for Kate. She said, "Kate wants one, can I get one?" "Kate has never been seen in public. It is home clothing. & # 39;
The Duchess of Cambridge (right) depicted with the Countess of Wessex (left) overlooking the courts of Wimbledon
The duchess likes to wear jeans designed by Donna Ida, on the right, pictured here with Sabine Roemer at the 6th annual Lady Garden Foundation
Although the duchess was not in jeans yesterday when she visited Birkenhead with her husband Prince William for the naming ceremony of the RSS Sir David Attenborough
The duchess pictured is known for the jeans from Ida, which is very exclusive
Mrs. Ida, in the photo, has worked with Jaeger in the past
Model Yasmin Le Bon, 54, became a grandmother after her daughter Saffron, 28, gave birth to her second child weighing 7 pounds. Yasmin is depicted at the Lady Garden Foundation women's lunch in Fortnum & Mason
Beaming Yasmin is another Duran gran
Model Yasmin Le Bon had good reason to be cheerful when she attended a charity lunch in London yesterday.
The 54-year-old and her husband, Duran Duran frontman Simon, 60, are celebrating the expansion of their family while their daughter, Saffron, has had her second child.
"My birthday gift came early this year with a weight of 7 pounds 9 oz," says Saffron, 28, who has a 15-month-old son named Taro.
She and partner Ben Compston have named her Skye Nouri Compston Le Bon.
"She entered the world calmly and quickly as the sun rose," Saffron adds. Yasmin, who was at the Lady Garden Foundation lunch at Fortnum & Mason, told me before birth about her joy of becoming a grandmother again: & # 39; Although you have all that plastic around you, you might as well take advantage – diapers, toys everywhere! & # 39;
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