The royal wedding has incredible curiosity value around the world. Prince William and Kate have created huge opportunities to be exploited commercially. The William and Kate wedding has created a memorabilia industry of its own. The estimated viewership for this luxurious wedding is sure to create new record in the broadcasting history. The latest fall out of the royal wedding is the announcement of the auction of Kate Middleton’s childhood home. Dudley Singleton & Daughter are handling the auctions and are excited because the royal wedding makes it a unique house with a perceived value which is much higher than the actual worth of the house.
The Kate Middleton’s childhood home is around 3 miles to Bucklebury on the famous Avenue of Oaks. The four-bedroom Victorian house is in the village of Southend Bradfield. The village lies about 48 miles west of London. The village has the advantage of being near the Bradfield Sports Complex and a 9-hole golf course. The Victorian house, called West View, was bought by Michael and Carole Middleton in 1979.
The house has a floor area of 1,420 square feet. Apart from an entrance hall with Victorian tiled floor, the house has four bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen, family room and a utility room. Kate was born in 1982 and lived in the house till 1995. The auction will take place on June 3, a little over a month after the William and Kate wedding. Dudley Singleton, the auctioneer handling the sale in Pangbourne, feels that the house has a lot of potential because there is every possibility of Kate becoming the Queen of England some day. The house could be converted into a museum. In any case it is a perfect royal memorabilia worth a buy.
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