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Jubilee windfall buys Middletons’ mansion

Issue No. 2308

Kate Middleton’s parents have splashed out £4.7 million on a new mansion after the queen’s jubilee got the tills ringing at their firm Party Pieces.

The duchess’ folks new seven-bedroom Berkshire pile even has out-buildings for royal protection officers to stay in.

It is also more secluded. They find their current £1.7 million home too “visible”.

Not posh enough for Ascot

It’s all getting too much for the proper poshos, as the “nouveaux riches” take over their events.

But the toffs have launched a fightback—by bringing in a dress code for Royal Ascot this weekend.

It bans “ladies” from wearing strapless and off-the-shoulder dresses, and says midriffs must be covered.

And in a clear anti‑Middleton move, they’ve banned Kate’s fave “fascinator” headwear. Now hats must cover at least 4 inches of the head.

When the dress code was trialled in January, they even got wardens to hand out orange stickers to fashion offenders.

That’ll show the oiks.

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The Troublemaker
Tue 19 Jun 2012, 16:56 BST
Issue No. 2308
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