DUCHESS Meghan has opted for a modern “yummy mummy” pram for baby Archie rather than the old-fashioned model beloved by the royals.
Dubbed the “Rolls-Royce” of prams, Silver Cross has been the royal choice for every baby from the Queen through to Princes William, Harry and the Cambridge kids.
But Meghan was given a top-of-the-range £1,200 Bugaboo Fox by a close friend, before Archie was even born.
The choice of posh London mums, it boasts a carry cot, buggy base and “all-wheel suspension” to “take it anywhere, from city streets to snowy trails.”
Kate chose a more traditional £1600 Silver Cross sleepover elegance for Prince George.
After his birth in 2013, Silver Cross’s head of design went to the Middleton family home in Bucklebury to present the pram to Kate’s mum Carole and talk her through all the features, including a specially requested insect net.
Meghan, 37, has been enjoying taking three-week old Archie for long walks on the Windsor estate, near their Frogmore Cottage home.
A pal said: “Meg is loving being a mum.
“She looks great and she’s enjoying these precious new-born weeks.
The new pram is great and perfect for her long walks trying to get Archie to sleep.
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“The Bugaboo was a gift to Harry and Meghan, even before they’d had Archie, from a close friend.
“She’d used it herself for her kids and thought it was the best buggy.
“Meg has recovered well from the birth and feels very lucky that the breast-feeding is going OK, as she knows that many women struggle with it and put too much pressure on themselves.
“She and Harry have decided not to have any help such as maternity nurses or nanies, save for her mum Doria who was absolutely amazing and a huge help.
“Meg’s been getting out and about, as the weather has been good, and has been very pleased to see her friends.”
Doria Ragland stayed with Meghan and Harry for over a month, but returned to LA last week.
Meghan has also had a stream of visitors to Frogmore Cottage to coo over Archie.
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Over the bank holiday weekend Hollywood A-lister Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas popped in with baby gifts from Tiffany.
Last week her best friend and goddaughter Jessica and Ivy Mulroney stayed while Prince Harry went to Rome to play polo for his charity Sentebale.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
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