Kate spent an afternoon buying lingerie with her mother and sister in a local shop.
The trio had a private fitting in Angela Knight Lingerie On April 16, while two protection officers waited outside.
Miss Knight, who owns the business, refused to disclose the exact items bought by the bride, but revealed she, Carole and Pippa bought “sets of lingerie”.
When asked if their purchases may have been part of their trousseau – the set of clothes a bride-to-be buys for her wedding day and married life – Miss Knight laughed coyly. But last week, a package labelled with the shop’s name was delivered to the Middletons’ home in Bucklebury.
“When the Middletons came in, I just acted normally even though I had no prior warning they were coming,” said Miss Knight, who closed the business for the afternoon so the family could browse in private.
“I think of my shop as a theatre so for me, it worked very well to invite our future Queen into that theatre.”
The shop also features a burlesque-themed private area where men can watch their wives or girlfriends have a fitting – and a section selling more risque items including upmarket corsets, negligees, feather boas and riding crops.