Maid to measure: Duchess of Cambridge's parents reveal new line in saucy outfits on their party goods website
Her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, famously has a liking for eye-catching fancy dress.
Now the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents have launched their own range of rather risque outfits on their party goods website.
Fortunately there are no Nazi costumes among them.
Risque: The French maid outfit (left) and a sexy pirate costume (right) which appear on the Party Pieces website run by Kate Middleton's parents
There is, however, a mini-skirted French maid, a female pirate – showing a generous length of stockinged leg – and a ‘ladybug’ wearing a very short spotted dress.
The Party Pieces firm was set up by Kate’s mother Carole at her kitchen table 25 years ago and has since become one of the country’s largest internet retailers of party goods.
It is not known how much the company makes because it does not have to file publicly accessible accounts.
But it is enough to provide the family with a country home worth more than 1million, private schooling and a comfortable lifestyle.
Successful: Michael and Carole Middleton, pictured with Prince Charles at the wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, have built up a lucrative business
The Middletons have been criticised in the past for supposedly ‘cashing in’ on their connections with a range of royal wedding-themed memorabilia including scratch cards and paper plates.
However, their latest range is eyebrow-raising rather than controversial.
For 14.99 buyers can transform themselves into a saucy French maid with a tiny frilled dress, headpiece and apron.
The model on the website also sports fishnet stockings and waves a duster cheekily in the air.
'Cashing in': The Middletons have been criticised previously for apparently taking advantage of their connections by creating a range of royal wedding-themed memorabilia
The firm’s 19.99 female pirate is slightly more covered up, but still manages to display her stockings.
And there cannot be many 22.99 ladybirds wearing strapless dresses that leave little to the imagination.
Fortunately, the male costumes leave a little more to the imagination, with doctors’ scrubs, an Indiana Jones costume and Superman on offer between 14.99 and 39.99.
There is also a blow-up Sumo outfit for 32.99, described as ‘the funniest fancy dress costume you can find’.
The advert reads: ‘Now you don’t have to stuff yourself with pies and put your girlfriend’s thong on to get the Sumo look.
‘Transform yourself from a skinny string bean to a super Sumo in seconds!’