Kate Middleton: Children"s book invites readers to dress Duchess in paper clothes inspired by real dresses

Cut-out Kate: Children's book invites readers to dress Duchess in paper clothes inspired by real dresses

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are all smiles as they are captured in their underwear.

A muscular Prince William is pictured in a pair of Britannia boxer shorts, V-neck tee and thick black socks while his wife Catherine models a white plunging camisole, briefs and heeled shoes.

But the duo haven't been caught off guard – the semi-clad images appear in the William and Kate Dress-up Dolly Book, which allows readers to clothe the sketched royal characters with paper outfits.

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William and Kate paper doll book

William and Kate paper doll book

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appear in their underwear in the William
and Kate Dress-up Dolly Book

Paper dolls first became popular in Europe during the mid-18th century and were classed as an inexpensive children's toy.

The recent book was launched to celebrate the royal wedding, and enables children or adults to dress William and Kate for a number of occasions.

It contains miniature outfits fit for various social engagements including a garden palace at Buckingham Palace, a polo match and a weekend in the country.

Readers are instructed to 'carefully cut around' each paper figure and slide the items of clothing on.

Kate and William dressed in some formal attire fit for a Buckingham Palace garden party

Kate and William dressed in some formal attire fit for a Buckingham Palace garden party

The royal couple get ready for a weekend in the country with wellington boots and hats

The royal couple get ready for a weekend in the country with wellington boots and hats

Commenting on the product Mrs Wood
posts on Amazon: 'Just as I expected. It was amazing how many women used
to love this kind of book! Intended as a jokey present, just right
especially William's boxers!'

While
Mrs Shingler writes: 'I bought this book as a present for an elderly
lady who was delighted with it!

'She has kept it in the wrapper and gets
it out from time to time to show her visitors who all find it great
fun.'

A promotional video for the book also brings the two paper characters to life.

Wolf-whistles punctuate the background
piano music as Kate pops out of the book in her underwear
while William makes comments including 'what fun', 'ding dong' and
'splendid'.

Readers are instructed to 'carefully cut around' each paper figure and slide the items of clothing on

Readers are instructed to 'carefully cut around' each paper figure and slide the items of clothing on

The Royal Engagement Outfits

The Royal Engagement Outfits

The Society Ball Outfits

The Society Ball Outfits

Dressed for the occasion: Paper replicas of the Gieves & Hawkes suit and Issa dress worn at the Royal Engagement in 2010 and the evening wear seen at the Boodles Boxing Ball in 2008