I just wonder, what happens when Charles stops funding her shopping altogether and she has to face an irate husband screeching about her bills? No more six hour beauty salon sessions and no more hours long shopping sprees enjoying the fawning salespeople and leisurely lunch, with a luxurious ride back to the palace.
^ ^ Do you mean the ugly str*pper shoes in silver?
If you're speaking of this: http://shoefessional.com/spotted-kate-middleton-wearing-jimmy-choo-to-the-tusk-trust-awards/, then yes; she's rarely worn a new shoe or boot and she's certainly not wearing the stuff that is sold on Net-A-Porter and MyTheresa, much less buying at the McQueen studio anymore.
Especially after 'the birth' she should have been showered with push presents (jewellery) and other things.
It is telling; Diana was already being showered with everything, but Charles stepped it up when William was born, a new large diamond necklace and she had leverage to do as she pleased, like go to the funeral of Grace (Princess of Monaco) and pretty much start pulling major weight around with the palace Court.
even relying on freebies (Harvey Nichols).
That is just sad; worst part is, she isn't supposed to be accepting freebies, she's supposed to be abstaining from it.
But it didn't happen and now she's regularly shopping at outlets and
It means that the stuff she's wearing is not of quality; her early shopping included handmade stuff or high street Jenny Peckham, but she's at a point where stuff that she's wearing that is designer is rejected as poorly made, so sent to the outlets. The marriage might continue, but the free ride is significantly ending.
If ever there were a modern morality story involving the warning of not marrying for wealth, this is it.