Kate Middleton 'asked for discount,' shop owner says

A British shop owner says Kate Middleton once asked for a discount.
Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Oct. 8, 2013 at 7:16 PM   |   Comments

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Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Kate Middleton is a professional duchess who just moved into a palace with two future kings, so it's apparently news that the royal would do something so banal as ask for a discount.

But British tabloids are reporting that while she was pregnant, the duchess of Cambridge bargained with the owner of an antiques shop near Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham estate.

“Kate came in when quite pregnant. Such thin legs in her wellies," Old Stables shop owner Caroline Combe told Tatler magazine (via the Mirror). "She was looking at various things and asked for a discount.”

Combe said she obliged the soon-to-be mum: "Of course, she’s got a big house to do up. But I love her for asking.”

Combe's husband, Roger, said that Prince William waited in the car while Kate perused the shop.

“If I may say so, William looked like every man who’s forced to go shopping with his wife, which is bored bloody stiff and didn’t get out of the car," he said.

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