Luxury pram company, iCandy, were spotted making a visit to the Duchess of Sussex’s new home leading to speculation that she will be choosing to use their pushchairs with her new baby
Meghan Markle appears to have chosen a pram popular with celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Andy Murray for her royal baby.
A car from iCandy, which sells pushchairs costing up to £1,500, was spotted pulling up at the Frogmore Estate, Windsor, last week.
The move would break with a century old royal tradition of using the Silver Cross pram, which was first used for the Queen’s father George VI.
Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, and Kate Middleton have all followed the tradition.
The ‘luxury’ iCandy pushchair company’s car – emblazoned with their logo – was seen pulling up at the Estate’s security gates.
It was waved through by guards onto the road leading to Harry and Meghan’s future cottage.
The 86-year-old firm’s buggies have proved popular for being easy to use and fold.
They received the Queen’s Award for enterprise in 2016 and employ her granddaughter Zara Tindall as an ambassador.
The iCandy car was seen pulling up at the security gates of the Frogmore Estate last week before being waved through
There are just six pushchairs in their range, including the most expensive iCandy for Land Rover, an all-terrain pram with puncture-proof tyres and an extendable canopy that will shield passengers from the sun.
iCandy prams have also been used by celebrities Abbey Clancy, Peter Crouch, and Sir Richard Branson.
The company’s website boasts that its engineering rivals ‘a plane, not a pushchair’ and says its designs have a ‘luxury, modern’ look.
Silver Cross, which boasts a 122-year history from when its founder William Wilson made the world’s first baby carriage, has traditionally been used by the royals.
The Queen and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, were often seen pushing a young Prince Charles in a Silver Cross pram.
Kate and William favoured a ‘Balmoral’-style Silver Cross pram for their children which costs around £1,500
A photo from 1965 shows Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with their children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward in his Silver Cross
A photo from 1963 shows Prince William’s mother Diana, later Princess of Wales, sat in her buggy in the grounds of Althorp in Northamptonshire
Harry and William’s mother, Princess Diana, was also pushed around in a Silver Cross during her earliest days at the families Northamptonshire estate, Althorp.
William and Kate favoured a ‘Balmoral’ Silver Cross, but it is yet to be clear if Harry and Meghan will also use the traditional pushchair.
Silver Cross models can cost up to £2,500, with the ‘140th Balmoral’ being the most expensive.
Their ‘Balmoral’ model costs £1,800 while the classic ‘Kensington’ model costs £1,500.
The company also sells strollers and several modern-looking prams.
Queen Elizabeth II is pushed in her Silver Cross pram followed by followed by Queen Mary in 1927, the Queen Mother, King George V and her father King George VI through the grounds of Balmoral
The company, which sells pushchairs for up to £1,500, have proved popular because they are easy to fold up and carry but are a far cry from the traditional Silver Cross prams used by Kate and William
iCandy sells just six different prams on their website which have previously been favoured by Victoria Beckham and Andy Murray