Gucci have made an exclusive bag for Duchess Catherine to celebrate her pregnancy.

The Italian fashion house has created the Catherine Bag for the 30-year-old royal, following the announcement she is expecting her first child with husband Prince William.

Guccio Gucci, grandson of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci, says the bag is completely handmade and hand-sewn, and ''was inspired by Kate's delicate features and immense charm''.

Guccio says he studied Catherine's fashion sense and taste to come up with a design just for her, and while the accessory is elegant and royal, it also simple and practical - perfect for a stylish mother-to-be.

Following the announcement of her pregnancy, Catherine - who is also known as her maiden name of Kate Middleton - was admitted to the King Edward VII hospital as she was suffering from acute morning sickness.

However, she has since recovered and last night (16.12.12) made her first public appearance at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

Before announcing her pregnancy, the stunning brunette was pictured carrying a Gucci clutch.