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All hail the thrifty Duchess of Cambridge

October 19, 2013 12:18 IST

All hail the thrifty Duchess of Cambridge


Turns out Kate Middleton is quite like many of us -- a fuss-free sales shopper and who loves to bargain!

Kate Middleton regularly visits shops at Bicester Village and loves to bargain, it has been revealed.

According to sales guru Mark Elwood, the 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is a fuss-free sales shopper and is often seen browsing through the 60 per cent off sale rails of Reiss's outlet, the Mirror reported.

She had picked up a cut-price Missoni coat-dress from a shop in Bicester Village which she has worn to a number of public engagements, including a visit to Fortnum and Mason with the Queen and Camilla

During his research for his new book Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World Elwood unearthed the future Queen's shopping habits.

Meanwhile the Duchess of Cambridge turned up for her first solo public engagement at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

Kate, the patron of the charity SportsAid, sported a pair of J Brand skinny jeans and a Ralph Lauren striped Breton-style top and a Smythe jacket besides a pair of her Russel and Bromley wedges as she attended the event.

While baby George and William were at home, the Duchess stepped out in style recycling her navy striped ensemble.

Kate is known to be thrifty and had worn a similar outfit when she visited athletes in the Olympic Village during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Inputs from ANI

Image: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs after attending a Sportaid Athlete Workshop at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images