Kate Middleton baby watch: Football club Aston Villa offers up royal baby merchandise

royal-baby-aston-villa-kit-gi.jpgPrince William is a fan of the English Premier League's Aston Villa FC, and the club is looking to cash in on the connection with a line of royal baby merchandise.

The Birmingham-based club has released a series of images of its baby line, tied to the impending arrival of William and his wife's, the former Kate Middleton, first child. The highlight is the pint-sized kit with "HRH" -- for His or Her Royal Highness -- on the back that's pictured above, but there's more to be had.

The club is also readying sets of booties, bibs, pacifiers, bottles, sippy cups and plates emblazoned with the Villa logo.

Maybe having a new fan will help the Lions' fortunes in the next EPL season -- Aston Villa finished 15th, just two spots above relegation, in 2012-13.

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