Newbury may have had Kirstie Allsopp, Ardingly may have had Cara Delevingne and many a London fair or market can boast of celebrity visits – but far-off Anglesey has now trumped them all.
Among the visitors to Nick Bayliss's
latest antiques fair at the Mona Showground was the Duchess
RAF helicopter pilot Prince William is
stationed on Anglesey and the couple have a home there. The duchess
is often seen around, but this is the first time she's been to the
Nick, owner of Ludlow-based Continuity
Fairs, who chatted with the duchess, said: "We had sent out
complimentary tickets to Prince William and the duchess for our May
fair and again in October, and to my absolute delight in she comes
with her party on the Sunday morning and had her hand stamped with
the green dragon by my daughter, who didn't recognise her."
Kate spent some time going round the fair
making a few purchases and obviously knows how to play the game, as
she negotiated a best price on some Imari vases, down from £180 to
The organisers run fairs in Epsom, Builth
Wells and Exeter, where their next fair will be held on Saturday
and Sunday, November 24 and 25 at the town's Westpoint Centre.
Royalty-watchers will have to wait until
Continuity Fairs' next antiques fair at the Mona Showground on May
25 and 26 next year for a possible repeat sighting of Kate.
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