Kate and Pippa Middleton"s childhood home was hardly Buckingham Palace

Kate and Pippa Middleton"s childhood home was hardly Buckingham Palace

Hardly Buck house, was it Kate Inside Kate (and Pippa) Middleton”s very modest childhood home

1:16 PM on 20th May 2011

Jane Fryer with estate agent Dudley Singleton in front of the former Middleton home in Bradfield Southend near Reading, Berkshire

Jane Fryer with estate agent Dudley Singleton in front of the former Middleton home in Bradfield Southend near Reading, Berkshire

Fit for a princess: The much larger bedroom that Kate was able to move into once she was lightly older

Fit for a princess: The much larger bedroom that Kate was able to move into once she was slightly older

Cramped: Kate

Cramped: Kate”s first bedroom was so small that she would have needed to bend down to see out of the window. She moved out of the room when she was older

Bijou charm: The somewhat cramped kitchen where Kate and Pippa

Bijou charm: The somewhat cramped kitchen where Kate and Pippa”s meals would have been prepared

Class: The former home is likely to be distant memory for Kate, who is now more accustomed to Royal residencies

Class: The former home is likely to be a distant memory for Kate, who is now more accustomed to royal residencies

Simple: The modestly decorated family bathroom at the quaint home where the Middleton

Simple: The modestly decorated family bathroom at the quaint home where the Middletons lived until Kate was 13

Cosy: An open brick fire place and a set of stairs were the main features of the small living room, which has now has wooden floors added

Cosy: An open brick fire place and a set of stairs were the main features of the small living room, which now has wooden floors

Chance for a bargain A sign outside the

Chance for a bargain A sign outside the “pretty, late Victorian” home gives details of the auction on June 3 in which it will be sold

Play time: A small room on the side of the building overlooks the back garden where the two sisters would have played

Play time: A small room on the side of the building overlooks the back garden where the two sisters would have played

Secluded: The Middletons used a large shed in their garden as an office, away from the main house where was not enough room for their growing business

Secluded: The Middletons used a large shed in their garden as an office, away from the main house where was not enough room for their growing business

Shabby: Slight water damage and bits of mould can now be seen inside the office, which would have been in better condition when the Middletons used it

Shabby: Slight water damage and bits of mould can now be seen inside the office, which would have been in better condition when the Middletons used it

Peaceful: The house may be small on the inside, but it has a large garden full of trees where Kate would no doubt have spent many house

Peaceful: The house may be small on the inside, but it has a large garden full of trees where Kate would no doubt have spent many hours

Happy family: Kate, left, and Pippa, pictured with their father Mike in Jordan

Happy family: Kate, left, aged four with Pippa and their father when they lived in Jordan before moving back