Royals, just like us? Notsomuch. Despite her penchant for repeating outfits; her charming, bashful personality; and a surprisingly down-to-earth marriage to Prince William, Kate Middleton isn't just your typical girl next door — she's the future Queen of England, plain and simple. Which means that a birthday for the duchess of Cambridge — she turns the big 3-2 today — probably isn't so ordinary either.
For us, though, we're lucky to rack up a few dollars in birthday cards from friends and family each year. So, just imagine how many Middleton must receive, not to mention the spoils her doting husband and royal relatives will likely bestow. We're talking a serious payday. But, what's a duchess to do with it all? Well, we decided to spend Middleton's hypothetical birthday stash for her, purchasing 20 luxe gifts fit for a princess (or, you know, us, if we had that kind of dough on hand). From Mary Katrantzou and Nicholas Kirkwood to Erdem and Alexander McQueen (and even high-street stores like Topshop and Whistles), these It Brit designers are at the top of our shopping list. Click ahead for the best of the best from England's brightest talents, and then tell us: What would you buy if the roles were reversed?
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