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While the Royals are in a class of their own, the bridal gift registry remains the same. The purpose of the registry is to let your guests know EXACTLY what you want and need. This also helps the gift-giver, since it eliminates the absolute torture of trying to pick out the perfect gift for you that you'll truly like!


Tip: Register at no more than three locations, as more will confuse your guests and make it difficult for you to manage. For the royal couple, I recommend registering at Selfridges, Harrods and even Macy's "across the pond" to satisfy the gifting needs of their American friends and colleagues.


Here are my top picks for what Prince William and Kate Middleton should add to their registry - and you can too!

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What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

In keeping with their British tradition, Catherine and William's dinnerware pattern should, of course, be made by Wedgwood. Founding father Josiah Wedgwood, was named Potter to Her Majesty in 1763. While important to stick to tradition, this modern couple will want to create their own updated look when it comes to their dinnerware pattern. Enter Vera Wang: the hottest designer for this British brand. She has graced the design house of Wedgwood during its 250th year with her most famous dinnerware pattern called Grosgrain. This simple yet classic platinum-adorned pattern is contemporary and chic, while keeping with the rich tradition of time-honored Wedgwood. Register for it at Bloomingdale's.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

The Royals will want to complement their china with a spectacular crystal stemware pattern that is pleasing to the eye, feels good in their hands and makes everything taste better! I recommend Lismore Essence by Waterford. This new-age enduring pattern is befitting any royal couple as it represents the famed Lismore castle in Waterford, Ireland. No royal table should ever be without it. Register for it at Macy's.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

There is nothing better than sterling silver when it comes to your flatware. Use it every day and it will remain tarnish-free and over a period of time it will develop a beautiful patina. My recommendation for the royals is the Grande Baroque pattern by Wallace Silversmiths since it represents an over-the-top, old-world charm. Register for it at Macy's

Tip: Never place your sterling flatware in the dishwasher with your stainless or other non-silver metal items.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

Newlyweds love to entertain and the Royals are no different! You may not know this, but your barware pattern does not need to match your stemware pattern. For my bar I choose the appropriately dubbed "Crystal of Kings," Baccarat. My favorite pattern is Harmonie. Register for all the essentials to complete the bar: tumblers, highballs and old-fashioneds. Don't overlook decanters, pitchers and an ice bucket. For your flutes, try using the Harmonie bud vases. Very avant-garde. Register for it at Bloomingdale's.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

Care for a spot of tea? The Royal Albert Country Rose nine-piece set from Royal Doulton presents classic styling with a more modern design. Merge this new interpretation with the coordinating original Old Country Roses dessert plates to create an updated classic look. Perfect for the younger Royals who want their own style, but also want to carry on their British tradition. Even Hyacinth Bucket (of BBC's Keeping Up Appearances) would approve! Register for it at Macy's.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

Your registry is a great opportunity to upgrade your cookware. The royal kitchen(s) deserves copper cookware. Besides its beauty, copper cookware is a great heat conductor so you only have to use low to moderate heat. When it comes to copper cookware, I love Mauviel Copper Cookware. Register for it at Williams-Sonoma.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

With so many small appliances to choose from and register for, here is a real must-have item for the kitchen. The stand mixer is the king of the kitchen. (Pun intended!) While Catherine and William may never use it themselves, I'm sure their staff will appreciate this great appliance. I love the Kitchen-Aid brand. They offer 23 colors and many motor sizes. Register for it at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

Every kitchen should be proud to have a good set of cutlery that will really make a difference when preparing your meals. There is a knife for virtually every purpose, so be sure to register for what you will need. I recommend German-made Wűsthof knives that are adored by chefs due to their extraordinary feel and sharp edge. Register for it at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Tip: For anything in the kitchen or throughout the royal household that left-handed Prince William may need, check out this website leftyslefthanded.com.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

Love your new initials? There is nothing like a set of monogrammed towels to brand your bathroom. Towel weight, or "density," is measured in grams per square meter (GSM). I recommend deliciously thick and thirsty Frette towels. Simple, classic and hopelessly chic, white towels are Frette's forte. Register for at least two to four sets per bathroom.

Continue the theme with fabulous monogrammed Frette sheets. What could be more regal and dreamy?

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything

For the honeymoon and beyond, registering for luggage is a great plan. When it comes to luggage, quality and durability are key elements. I recommend Hartmann. My fave is the Tweed Collection, with its classic lines and steadfast reputation. Register for it at Macy's.

What to Get the Couple Who Has Everything



Remember, no matter how many homes, yachts, chalets, planes or farms you may have, don't fail to register for enough gifts to make your house a home!

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