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Kate Middleton

The Corporate Race


12/6/2012 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kate Middleton
is only a few weeks pregnant ... but already being SHOWERED with lavish gifts from tons of baby product companies ... all gunning for what could be the HOLY GRAIL of preggo publicity.

TMZ has learned ... Kate has already received swanky goodie-baskets from at least 4 U.S.-based baby product companies ... and presumably dozens, if not hundreds, more from around the globe.

The logic is simple ... Kate likes the goods ... uses goods ... is photographed with goods ... goods get WORLDWIDE publicity ... company makes a bloody fortune.

So far, we know Kate been sent kiddy learning programs from ... morning sickness relief from a company called One Step Ahead ... and clothes and products from 2 high end L.A. baby boutiques.

We spoke to a rep for Bel Bambini in Beverly Hills ... who told us they sent Kate a $2,300 gift basket which included a new Bugaboo Cameleon 3 stroller (worth $978), a Fendi layette set ($265), Dior Booties ($275) and much much more.

Kate also got more than $1,000 in free baby swag from Flicka -- a high-end baby store owned by "General Hospital" star John Reilly. Management tells us they shipped over their "hot selling Choo Choo blankies" which have been worn by a whole bunch of celeb babies.

Guess Kate can cancel the baby shower ... unless Queen Elizabeth's just DYING to play "Guess the Due Date."


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Most of the gifts will be passed on to charity. And, TMZ, learn about other cultures. British women don't have baby showers.

693 days ago


"and presumably dozens, if not hundreds, more"
TMZ sure presumes a lot.

693 days ago


Whatever will she do if she does not lose her 'baby belly' post-partum?

693 days ago

What I Think    

Yet another royal dweeb on the way. Somebody sharpen the axe, call in the executioner and off the entire "royal" family. Please!!!

693 days ago


Will you people STOP kissing Kate's ass. All she has done is f*cked and got pregnant. Big Deal!! Kate if you really want to impress me you and your baby daddy go and GET A JOB!!

693 days ago


Why the heck are people sending baby stuff? Doesn't she need to bake the royal bun in the royal oven for a while first? How about some jewel encrusted maternity clothes?! Or how about donating baby items to women's shelters in America for really needy moms and babies? I'm sure the royal family will have enough stuff for Kate!

693 days ago


Yuck! Why not donate the goods to a family in need and get your name in the press that way! I'm from Staten Island where families are suffering and could use the gift way more than Kate Middleton!

693 days ago
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