KATE MIDDLETON’s first car perfectly reflects the identity of the Duchess, said an automotive expert. The Duchess was reportedly driving a Volkswagen Golf when she first met Prince William in 2005.
The car was then sold by his brother James for just Â£ 1,400.
The Duchess of Cambridge now drives an Audi R8 supercar, which has been called the ideal engine for “royal duties”.
Her choice of car is now said to reflect her as a person and inspire her and William’s car purchases later.
Louis Rix, COO and co-founder of the car financing platform CarFinance 247, commented on the choice of the Duchess.
He said: âRespectable and reliable are two words to describe a VW Golf – some would say that reflects the Duchess of Cambridge.
âHer VW Golf Mk4 was valued at around Â£ 10,000 in 2001, but Kate may have been won over by its safety and comfort which makes it perfect as a first car but also for getting from A to B at university. “
Kate has owned her blue Volkswagen Golf, with a 1.4-liter gasoline model, for more than half a decade.
The car she first bought in November 2001 was subsequently valued at Â£ 30,000 by an auctioneer solely because Middleton’s name appeared on the vehicle’s logbook.
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The vehicle, which she depended on for getting to university and London, was also driven by the Duke, as Prince William was previously seen driving the car while they were dating in 2005.
He continued: “Kate switched to an Audi A3 after graduation, but has now moved to the Royal Family’s fleet of Land Rovers – a seemingly natural progression for a mother with a young family.”
Explaining how Kate switched to a newer vehicle, Louis added, âHowever, Kate’s historical interest in Audi obviously inspired the royal couple’s car purchases; they now own the only non-British car in the entire Royal Fleet – an Audi R8 supercar.
“Super fast and with excellent handling, it offers an unrivaled driving experience, ideal for sailing after a long day of royal duties!”
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It comes after it was reported that Kate’s childhood home has skyrocketed and is now worth 21 times its original value.
Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton bought the property for Â£ 34,700 in 1979 and now the property is worth Â£ 748,000