TALK OF THE TOWN: James Middleton joins the Bucklebury bunch and snaps up a £1.45million pad – the family’s fourth property in the Berkshire village – to share with his fiancee
They’ve put the pretty Berkshire village of Bucklebury on the map due to their Royal connections.
But are the Middleton family hoping to make the area a mini-fiefdom of their own?
I only ask because the Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James has just snapped up the family’s fourth property in the village – a £1.45 million pad to share with his fiancee, Alizee Thevenet.
It’s a four-bedroom Grade II listed period farmhouse with beams and leaded windows in a village on the Bucklebury fringes.
James Middleton has just snapped up the family’s fourth property in the village – a £1.45 million pad to share with his fiancee, Alizee Thevenet (both pictured above)
James’s move means the Middletons own three properties in the area, having sold one. It’s a four-bedroom Grade II listed period farmhouse with beams and leaded windows in a village on the Bucklebury fringes
It means Kate’s family are all now near-neighbours, with parents Carole and Michael living in a £4.7 million Georgian manor house in the village, while her sister Pippa recently bought Bucklebury Farm Park, a petting zoo which is a favourite of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
James’s move means the Middletons own three properties in the area, having sold one. The original family home, the £1.5 million Oak Acre, where Kate and William met in secret during breaks from St Andrews University, was sold a few years after they married.
Mind you, tongues may well be wagging in the village about how James has managed to afford his new home, as two-and-a-half years ago his novelty marshmallow company Boomf was posting losses of £3 million.
Happily, business is now boomfing and he seems to have found his feet after meeting Alizee, a wealthy French financier.
Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page has gone from being TV’s sexiest Duke to a nerdy knight fighting dragons for cash!
Playing a Paladin – that’s a ‘holy knight’ to non-nerds – in an upcoming Dungeons and Dragons film, he says: ‘It’s a brilliant job. I’m paying off my mortgage by fighting imaginary dragons.’
Rege, who quit Bridgerton after one season, admits to missing his racy scenes. The 31-year-old adds: ‘I want everything I do to be as sexy as Bridgerton, just in different ways.’
Surely only the anoraks that Dungeons and Dragons was first designed for in 1974 would describe it as sexy!
Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page (pictured above, in December 2018) is playing a Paladin in an upcoming Dungeons and Dragons film
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