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Kate Middleton's Childhood Home Could Fetch $888,000 At Auction

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It's the right time to sell.

Kate Middleton's childhood home is set to be auctioned June 3, right after the royal wedding, the Telegraph writes.

According to Bloomberg, the four-bedroom Victorian villa in Bradfield Southend is expected to go for up to $888,000 (550,000 pounds), and the average price for a house in the neighborhood is about 461,000 pounds. Michael and Carole Middleton bought the home in 1979 and Kate lived there from her birth in 1982 until she was 13.

So who exactly would shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars/pounds for the future Princess' old stomping grounds? Cue Dudley Singleton, auctioneer extraordinaire, as told to the Telegraph:

"It's always possible that someone will buy it as an investment, because if Kate becomes queen someone might even want to open it as a museum one day and charge people to see it.

"There's also a chance that someone could look to buy it as a holiday let, but if it sells to someone who just wants it as their home I'm not sure the royal connection will attract a huge premium."

Take a look at the house below. And for more Kate-Middleton's-things-being-sold news, check out the tale of her sheer dress, which went for about nine times the expected price.

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