Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:33 PM on Wednesday 17 September

/ Front page / Features

Thanks, but no thanks

Daily Mail
Monday, November 19, 2012

KATE Middleton is admired for her impeccable style, and designers all over the world line up to dress the royal brunette.

So it's no suprise that during her recent trip to London, Kim Kardashian wanted to get a piece of the action.

The reality star and her famous sisters recently launched a fashion collection at Dorothy Perkins, and reportedly send the Duchess a load of free clothing, only to get them sent straight back.

According to The Examiner, Kate politely declined to accept any of the free clothing received from the famous reality star.

The Kardashian Kollection features a lot of figure-hugging silhouettes, with leopard print and studs - not exactly appropriate for a member of the Royal family.

A palace insider told the magazine: "Kate is hardly going to turn up for an event with the queen in a cheap leopard-print miniskirt or gold sequined jacket."

The source also said Kim invited Kate over for tea, in an attempt to get a new royal best friend out of her recent trip to London. But the Duchess again politely declined the offer.

A friend close to Miss Kardashian rubbished the claims and told MailOnline: "Kim never asked Kate to lunch. She was there (in England) working for a few days."

And another insider explained to the Daily Star earlier why Kim is so keen on getting closer to Kate.

"She hoped Kate might be seen wearing one of the designs out in public, which would give their fashion credentials a huge boost," the source said.

And a link with the Royal family would have given them the stepping stone they wanted to be big in the UK, the insider continued: "The Kardashians want to be as big in the UK as they are in America, and think associating themselves with the Royals, especially Kate, will help them achieve that."

In a recent interview with Now magazine, Kim Kardashian gushed about how much she love's the Duchess's fashion style.

"Kate seems like a really sweet person and she's a princess. We love her sense of fashion. She could wear our looks and team it with one of her hats."

A representative of Kate Middleton said: "In general terms, the policy of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is not to accept any unsolicited gifts unless the sender is known personally to His or Her Royal Highness.'"

A spokesperson for Kardashian was not available for comment.