Kate Middleton shopping in Chelsea

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Shoppers in the chic South West London area of Chelsea were in royal company yesterday, with several sightings of pregnant Kate Middleton buying a rug on Lots Road causing a stir on Twitter.

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In the process of furnishing two properties – Amner Hall on the Sandringham Estate and Apartment 1A of Kensington Palace – the expectant Duchess of Cambridge has got rather a lot on her home-making hands.

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But having taken a back seat on royal duties as the due date nears, Kate Middleton has had plenty of time to prioritise kitting out both abodes and has been seen scouting in several antiques shops across the country.
 
Will we see a sudden rise in the sales of antique rugs? There’s no telling what will get the Kate effect next!

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