MIDDLETON’S STYLE AT A SNIP: After QVC announced last week that it’s selling a replica of Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring, now British supermarket chain Tesco is getting in on the copycat act. From Monday, Tesco will carry a 16 pounds, or $26, short-sleeved version of the navy Issa dress Middleton wore when her engagement to Prince William was announced last week. Jan Marchant, buying director at Tesco Clothing, said on the retailer’s blog: “Kate Middleton looked extremely elegant in her choice of outfit and many women will want to find a high-street replica of this now iconic dress. It’s very versatile — a classic design and perfect for many special occasions. We expect it to sell out fast,” she said.
Meanwhile, Middleton and Prince William are proving just as popular with the British public as her fashion choices. According to a survey by The Sunday Times newspaper and YouGov published Sunday, 44 percent of those polled believe that when Queen Elizabeth II dies, Prince Charles should step aside and allow William to take up the throne.