Britain’s biggest retailers are today coming under pressure to withdraw from sale a Halloween costume that allows wearers to pretend to be the Duchess of Cambridge suffering from severe morning sickness.
The costume consists of a horrible tattered dressing gown, a hair clip and wig as well as a large bucket. The delux Puking Princess version also includes a Prince George doll wearing a romper suite emblazoned with the question ‘neglect or nanny?’ The controversial costume is seen as proof that the supermarkets selling it learned nothing after last year’s outrage caused by a ‘hilarious’ mental patient costume and one of the late Thora Hird that was widely criticised for being unnecessarily terrifying.
“Morning Sickness Kate is not intended to be disrespectful,” Liz Lowe of the British Supermarket Consortium told us. “It’s just a bit of light-hearted fun and a way for we the people to let the Duchess know that we’re all thinking of her at this joyous yet difficult time.”
Should the costume be taken off the shelves Ms Lowe assured potential customers that an alternative would remain on sale. “All the big chains are selling an Ebola costume so even if the Kate one becomes unavailable there will still be the chance to dress up like a parasite.”