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Kate Middleton has her work cut out for her. As the world's fashion ambassador, she'll have to negotiate trend-setting with palace propriety. Royal expert and author, Charles Jacoby, predicts her maternity look will be, above all, understated. "It's going to be demure," Jacoby tells Shine. "There is a major enquiry into press standards at the moment so it could be borderline Edwardian."

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