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Princess Kate's childhood living room is just like ours

Discover the Princess of Wales' childhood sitting room at West View in Bradfield

Kate Middleton arrives with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at Norman Manley International Airport to visit Jamaica as part of their Royal Tour of the Caribbean

She may be well-acquainted with the palace life now, but growing up, the Princess of Wales led a life of relative normality. The royal grew up in West View in Bradfield, Berkshire with her parents Carole and Michael Middleton. The four-bedroom semi which the Middletons bought in 1979 for £34,700 was where the princess-to-be resided until she was 13.

Only recently fans gained a sneak peek inside the property's living room space. While the property is now worth a staggering £748,000, which is just over 21 times more than what they paid for it, its features were surprisingly modest, including the family living room. See inside more royal homes in the clip below...

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The space featured a red brick fireplace, cream walls, a wooden table, a window looking into the outdoor area, a white mirror, a woven chair positioned in the corner under some wooden bookshelves and a wooden floor. A delicate yet simple chandelier-style light flooded the room with warm tones.

The Princess of Wales's first home featured a sweet sitting room area

Princess Kate's parents enjoyed 16 years at the Victorian property located opposite the village green with their three children, that included James and Pippa Middleton. Upon the sale of the property in 1995, the family bagged themselves a hefty profit with the £158,000 price tag of the house.

During the ownership, it is reported that Kate's father Michael made significant improvements on the house, including converting one of the bedrooms into a bathroom and extending the kitchen, which of course would have added to its value. 

Princess Kate attended Bradfield Church of England primary school which was just next door and also attended Brownies at the church hall nearby.

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After living at West View, the family relocated to Oak Acre, also in Berkshire. Then in 2012, Carole and Michael bought Bucklebury Manor for £4.7million in order to seek more privacy once their daughter was welcomed into the royal family.

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