Sales of this designer handbag doubled after Kate Middleton was seen carrying it for three public engagements

Royal fans are copying her fashion style again

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A designer has told how sales of her designer handbag soared after Kate Middleton was seen carrying it during public engagements last year.

·   Designer Grace Wong was delighted when Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, used her Love Letter handbag in December.

·    Kate Middleton carried the £1,595 designer handbag and sales doubled for the designer.

·    In other royal news, The Queen has welcomed two new puppies to the palace

The designer, Grace Wong, who now has various handbag designs, including clutch bags, told Femail that they saw a massive spike in sales for the same Love Letter handbag, worth £1595, after Kate Middleton carried it last October for the Hold Still Community Photography Project.

She said: "Our sales were boosted. We sold dozens of Love Letter handbags in a very short time, with sales doubling compared to the same period the previous year."

While sales also continued to grow after Kate was spotted carrying it again for public engagements in December - including Kate and William's  Royal Train Tour in London and Cardiff.

The leather handbag is handcrafted and has a unique envelope style on the front of the bag, while it is available in red, black, rose smoke and gull grey.

Talking about her reaction when she saw Kate holding the bag Grace said: "I was so thrilled, and it was a dream come true. I am glad that Duchess of Cambridge recognises my design concept towards Love Letter, hoping she can help deliver the message behind the bag and infect more people."

The Duchesses style is forever making headlines and has the ability to sell out clothes, shoes, and jewelry in minutes. In February the LK Bennett jumper that Kate wore, during a video call with Little Village HQ, sold out.

While M&S also revealed last month that they've created a very similar, and more affordable, polka-dot dress to the one Kate wore last summer. The gorgeous Emilia Wickstead polka-dot shirt dress that the Duchess donned while promoting her Tiny Happy People venture, set the Internet on fire, and of course, sold out in days. 

Sarah Finley

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