Kate Middleton and Prince William have Ikea furniture in Kensington Palace

Wednesday, 31 Jan, 2018

Ahead of Kate and Prince William's royal tour in Sweden this week, Middleton's hairdresser posted a picture to her private Instagram of what exactly she packs for a four-day trip with the royals.

Bandy, played mainly in the Nordic region and Russian Federation, is similar to ice hockey but played with a small ball instead of a puck and with larger pitches and goals.

Still, she impressed professional bandy player Anna Widing, who sang her praises after the game.

The Duchess takes a swing.

What Kate wore: Kate wrapped up in a £2,495 Burberry shearling coat, Sorel Torino snow boots, skinny jeans and a sweater by Swedish designer Fjallraven.

Marcus said that the couple had told them that they have Ikea furniture for their two young children's rooms.

The source went on to say that the chaos surrounding the arrival of their first two children - when hundreds of press and public camped out for days - was something they didn't want to repeat.

Doctors advised Kate against home birth when she was pregnant with Prince George and Princess Charlotte because they thought it would be too risky.

The duchess isn't the first high-profile donation the charity has received.

Later, the British royals had lunch at the Swedish Royal Palace, hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and with a dozen other members of the Swedish royal family attending. The menu was just as fancy as you'd expect, ranging from smoked salmon with quail egg as an entree, to a dessert of blackberry souffle with chocolate ganache. The stunning couple looked incredible dressed in their finest occasion wear, and the glowing Duchess made an stylish statement in an Erdem floral print gown in mustard which neatly skimmed over her adorable baby bump. The royals will spend another day in Sweden before flying to Norway on Thursday for the second leg of their tour.