Kate Middleton’s first choice of car reflects her identity, says expert – ‘Reliable’

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KATE MIDDLETON’s first car is a perfect reflection of the duchess’s identity, a car expert has said.  According to reports, the duchess drove a Volkswagen Golf when she first met Prince William in 2005.

The car was later sold by her brother James for just £1,400.

The Duchess of Cambridge now drives an Audi R8 supercar, which has been dubbed as an ideal motor for “royal duties”.

It’s now being said that her car choice reflects her as a person, and inspired her and William’s car purchases later down the line.

Louis Rix, COO and co-founder of car finance platform CarFinance 247, commented on the Duchess’ choice.

He said: “Respectable and reliable are two words to describe a VW Golf – some may say this reflects the Duchess of Cambridge.

“Her VW Golf Mk4 was valued at around £10k in 2001, but Kate may have been won over by its safety and comfort that renders it perfect as a first car but also getting from A to B at university.”

Kate owned her blue Volkswagen Golf, with a 1.4-litre petrol model, for over half a decade.

The car she first purchased in November 2001 was later valued at £30,000 by an auctioneer purely due to Middleton’s name being on the vehicle’s logbook.

The vehicle, which she depended on to get her to and from university and London, was also driven by the Duke as Prince William was previously spotted driving the car when they were dating back in 2005.

He continued “Kate moved onto an Audi A3 after graduating but has now upgraded to the Royal Family’s fleet of Land Rovers – a seemingly natural progression for a mum with a young family.”

Explaining how Kate moved onto a newer vehicle, Louis added: “However, Kate’s historic interest in Audi has evidently 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 great handling, it offers an unparalleled driving experience that’s ideal for cruising in after a long day of royal duties!”

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It comes after it was reported Kate’s childhood home has soared in its price and is now worth 21 times more than its original value.

Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton bought the property for £34,700 in 1979 and now the property is worth £748,000

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