Kate Middleton’s childhood home soars in price and is now worth 21 times its original value

Kate Middleton may now call Kensington Palace home, but growing up she lived in notably more humble surroundings.

The Duchess of Cambridge grew up in Berkshire with her parents and siblings in a modestly priced detached home.

However, since then the home has risen in price and is currently quoted as being worth 21 times more than the price it was bought for.

Carole and Michael Middleton bought the property for £34,700 in 1979 and now the property is worth £748,000.

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They sold the home in 1995 for £158,000, generating a huge profit from the original sale.

When Kate was 13, the family relocated to a large detached house which is where they hatched plans for their successful partyware business.

66 year old Carole started her multi-million pound company Party Pieces in 1987 from her kitchen table.

The mother-of-three started the business after she noticed a gap in the market for busy parents, while planning her daughter's Kate's birthday.

They built the business up to be worth millions and in 2012 moved into a much larger property.

The couple moved to Bucklebury Manor, a seven-bedroom Grade II listed Georgian property, in Berkshire. They are believed to have bought the sprawling property for £4.7million.

This week, Carole Middleton kicked off the Christmas festivities with a beautiful display at the Buckinghamshire home.

Kate Middleton’smum shared the results of her decorating session and invited others to join in by picking up some of the items for themselves.

Everything featured in the pictures is available to buy via the Middleton’sParty Pieceswebsite.

The former air hostess posed in photos advertising the Christmas range on offer this year.

Alongside the photos, she wrote: "If, like me, you enjoy the build-up to Christmas as much as the day itself, you'll love browsing our collection of decorations and tableware.

"I always throw myself into the planning, and it has been a pleasure to pick out some party pieces which will help you make Christmas feel particularly festive for your loved ones this year. December will be magical again!”.

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