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Carole and Kate Middleton

There have been reports that Prince William and Kate Middleton may forgo gifts entirely, directing their wedding attendees to donate to a few select charities. However, our inside source from Brides Magazine tells us that the couple may also be planning to do a gift registry at the mid-range Peter Jones store in London’s Sloane Square. “It’s a department store that all other young middle-class brides want to register at,” we’re told. “Makes William and Kate seem ‘normal.'” Kate has been known to shop at Peter Jones: recently, she and mother Carole were snapped browsing the post-holiday sales at the store.

Our friends over at Lonely Planet have reviewed Peter Jones, writing “…Upmarket china, furnishings and gifts are its forté, though it stocks accessories and cosmetics, too. The Top Floor (and that’s where it’s at) is a restaurant-café-bar with stunning views.”

A reviewer at the British Yelp site says, “The great thing about Peter Jones is that it is classic and slightly boring…This is not where you go for cutting edge, but rather for sharp knives, washing machines and light bulbs, not to mention spare buttons and all the little things which fashionable shops just don’t have.”

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.