prince william kate middleton official portrait mario testino.jpgAs well as picking up a few pieces from Warehouse this week, Kate Middleton also made a few stops at some other high street stores in preparation for her honeymoon. And while many seem surprised that the soon-to-be-royal should be seen out and about shopping for herself like regular people, we think it's grand.

In addition to her Warehouse purchases, Kate (dressed in an Issa wrap dress) also popped into Whistles to pick up the very blouse she wore in her official engagement photo, captured by Mario Testino. You will remember that after those photos went worldwide, Whistles swiftly re-released the white blouse, which they renamed the 'Kate' blouse and sold for £125, £30 more than when it was first released in 2008. While giving her credit card a decent work out, Kate also made a stop at Banana Republic on King's Road, Chelsea.

In other news, Sophie Cranston of Libelula has finally denied that she isn't designing Kate's wedding dress. "We are not designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress. We, like everyone else, can't wait to find out who is!"

A few days ago, The Huffington Post's royal correspondent Yvonne Yorke reported that she had known who the wedding dress designer was for months and was now revealing it as Cranston.

"A St. James's Palace spokesperson I talked to won't confirm or deny that Cranston had been selected, only saying, 'e are not being drawn on any speculation on the wedding and cannot comment,'" she wrote.

Now that turns out to be just like all the rest of them... rumours.