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Duchess of Cambridge’s family home in Berkshire faces flooding threat

The Duchess of Cambridge’s family home is facing a flooding threat as river levels across the UK continue to rise.

Carole and Michael Middleton’s £7million home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, is located in an area where locals have been warned to expect flooding.

The River Pang, which is close to Kate’s parents’ home, has overflowed which has led local officials to warn families that the high levels of water could cause flooding.

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The Environment Agency updated its warning saying that is flooding is “expected” although water levels were “still high but currently stable” on Tuesday evening.

The family home, which has often been a place of rest and relaxation for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is located close to the Pang’s Bucklebury Ford, which is the river’s final stop before joining the River Kennet, a tributary of the River Thames.

In July, 2013, just days after leaving the Lindo Wing, William, Kate and their newborn son Prince George, arrived at the Middletons’ home to enjoy the first weeks of parenthood away from the busy city.

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During this time, Kate’s father, Michael Middleton, captured the first official picture of the royal couple with their son and family dog, Lupo.

These pictures were released to the public as the first family portraits of the Cambridges and met with great praise for their relaxed nature.

photo credit: Beacon Radio via photopin cc & Michael Middleton/PA Wire.


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