Kate likes to get a good deal

Kate Middleton hasn’t let becoming a member of the Royal Family go to her head.

The 30-year-old Duchess still likes to nab a bargain when she goes shopping near her parents’ home in Berkshire.

‘Despite being royalty, she still asks for a discount on every purchase,’ says the owner of Kate‘s favourite antique shop Youll’s Antiques.

Kate has become a style icon since marrying Prince William last April, but she manages to look amazing without spending a fortune.

She often shops in high street stores such as Reiss, Whistles and LK Bennett and last month wore a dress she’d borrowed from mum Carole to give her first public speech.

Kate is said to get her eye for a cheap deal from the 57-year-old businesswoman.

Carole is a true bargain-hunter. She has always been very strict with her money and would never allow her daughter to be ripped off – so she taught her how to barter,’ the shop owner tells You.

‘I always end up giving her the best price – how can you refuse a princess?’

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