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Kate spotted antiques shopping over the weekend

15 APRIL 2013

Kate Middleton was spotted shopping in Norfolk at the weekend. The Duchess of Cambridge visited an antiques shop in the market town of Holt with a small group of friends.

"She comes here quite a bit," revealed Clare Kowalyk, who works at Lanes Jewellery in the pretty Georgian town's marketplace.

Kate, who is around six months pregnant, is thought to be stocking up ahead of her and Prince William's planned move into Amner Hall on the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

 



The Duchess of Cambridge visited The Mews Antique Emporium as she spent time on the high street. The antique shop offers many collectables such as antique furniture, clothing and jewellery.

"The Duchess looked radiant and well," the spokesman for the shop said. "She was happy to mingle with other customers and security was very low key.

"It was a private visit with friends," he continued. "She stayed approximately 30 minutes and viewed all the rooms."

Despite spending half an hour in the shop, the mum-to-be left empty-handed. She waved to well-wishers as she got into a waiting Range Rover.

The duchess, who has a degree in History of Art, has a keen interest in antiques and was most recently spotted antique hunting in Berkshire with mother, Carole Middleton.

 



Shoppers in Norfolk may see the Duchess of Cambridge more regularly — it is expected Prince William and Kate will move into Amner Hall later this year.

The nine-bedroom property has recently been granted planning permission for various extensions and improvements. The stunning late Georgian house is likely to be a country retreat for the couple to enjoy family weekends away from London.