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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

When The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive on this side of the Atlantic for upcoming tours of Canada and California, you can bet that Kate will be dressed to the nines.

According to People, royal officials are suggesting that Kate might be sorting through some “private agreements” to wear certain designer items. But one thing is for sure: Kate won’t be decked in any freebies.

“[Kate] has a policy not to accept any free offers of clothing,” one royal representative told the magazine. “We would never discuss the prices paid for individual items – these will remain private between the Duchess and the designers. She will not receive any special clothing budget for the Canada and California tour.”

It was previously reported that Kate will forego traveling with a stylist during the royal newlyweds’ 11-day visit, which begins June 30 in Ottawa.

In other royal-related news:

• Speaking of Wills and Kate’s Canadian excursion, the two will reportedly face off in a dragon boat race during their stop at Prince Edward Island. The Evening Standard reveals that William will also team up with the Royal Canadian Air Force to land a Sea King helicopter on water.

• The world’s most popular bridesmaid, Pippa Middleton, is featured in a new comic strip teasing the release of PlayStation’s inFAMOUS 2 game. The Daily Telegraph reports: “It depicts the Duke and Duchess arriving at a party in the fictional setting of New Marais, the city the game is set in. As they chat with David and Victoria Beckham, Miss Middleton is approached by a millionaire who promises to invest money in her party-planning magazine in return for gossip about her sister’s honeymoon.”

• Kate’s little sister may have taken her first turn on the catwalk when attending Edinburgh University, but Usher is hoping she still has the modeling bug. Sometime this summer, the “OMG” singer is hoping to snag Middleton for a chat about becoming “the global face” for his forthcoming lingerie collection.

“I don’t think there’s a more beautiful, more stunning, more talked-about woman in the world at the moment,” he told Britain’s LOOK magazine. “The great thing about her is that she would be a global brand. Everybody knows her now; she would be perfect. I am sure everybody is trying to sign her up and she won’t be cheap, but she has the looks and the popularity to really establish a new product.”

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By MacKenzie Wilson