Prince Charles picks up tab for Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe

The Duchess of Cambridge has apparently spent more than £35,000 on clothes since the beginning of the year.

However, it is her father-in-law who is footing the bill for her `work' clothes worn for function and engagements.

Catherine's husband Prince William, ostensibly, earns only £44,000-a-year as a RAF helicopter pilot.

However, he reportedly inherited £10million from his late mother's estate when he reached 30.

The Duchess, famous for wearing high street labels, has been seen in more designer names recently.

Stewart Parvin, the Queen's favourite couturier, has said that he thinks the money spent on her clothes is a small in comparison to the business she brings in to the fashion industry.

He told the Daily Mail: "I think she is looking fabulous.

"I understand with the way the economy is at the moment that she feels a needs to be seen in High Street clothes [but] I think people also want to see her in things that are slightly more unattainable.

"She can't go walking into a function and bump into a woman wearing exactly the thing. People want the Royal Family to be slightly unreachable, it's part of the magic they have.

"Princess Diana always wore couture clothes and it will become the norm for Kate as time goes on.

"The reaction that she has already received should give her the confidence to wear more.

Especially in this day and age, people just want to be dazzled."

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