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Jigsaw and Kate Middleton



Jigsaw and Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton was briefly an accessories buyer here

Location: 9 Argyll Street, W1F 7TG

Description: This is the well-loved womenswear chain store near Oxford Circus where Kate Middleton was briefly an accessories buyer. She got the job for Jigsaw and Jigsaw Junior in December 2006 three years into her romance with Prince William.

Jigsaw is owned by the fashion tycoons John and Belle Robinson who are close family friends of Kate's. They founded the store in 1971.

According to The Sun newspaper Kate had already helped out on a fashion shoot for the brand where she ran errands, fetching cups of tea and snacks, etc.
She has also been described as a walking advert for Jigsaw, often being seen wearing its cardigans, floral print skirts and dresses.

The Evening Standard wrote later:

Today she reveals the truth for the first time. I'm amazed at how much people have made of a very simple thing. I don't know Kate well. Some people asked us if we were happy for Kate and William to go and stay in our holiday house in Mustique with some friends. They're not allowed to pay for it but in return they would make a donation to the local hospital. And I said: 'Yeah, fine.'

Through that, as a thank-you to us, Kate supported a couple of Jigsaw events we did. Then she rang me up one day and said: 'Could I come and talk to you about work?' She genuinely wanted a job but she needed an element of flexibility to continue the relationship with a very high-profile man and a life that she can't dictate. She's going to be dictated to when she's needed and not needed.


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Jigsaw and Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton was briefly an accessories buyer here


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