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As reported last week, Kate Middleton's childhood home is up for auction. The asking price: $888,000 (that's 550,000 pounds). But what does a prospective buyer get for that hefty price tag?

This morning on the Today show, NBC's Michelle Kosinski toured the property with estate agent Dudley Singleton, who revealed a modest home fit for any future princess.

The semi-deattached, four-bedroom Victorian, named West View, resides in the Berkshire village of Bradfield Southend. Complete with a very British red front door, the house includes a small sitting room with fireplace, expanded kitchen and cozy sleeping quarters, including the future Queen's teenage bedroom (no Prince William posters in sight).

At the top of the stairs sits baby Kate's nursery, which now belongs to another potential princess. Asked if her room contained any magical, fairy tale-like powers, the young girl placed a tiara on her head and replied, "Probably, yeah. All my friends really like me now."

Kate lived at West View until she was 13. In 1995, her parents, Michael and Carole, sold the lot for about $257,000. But the royal in-laws remain in the neighborhood, and their former home's backyard garden still boasts the shed where they started their successful party business.

The property is set to hit the auction block in June, but reportedly there haven't been any bites so far -- only inquires from journalists.

Watch the Today show tour below:

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  • ron

    Drop all of this royalty b.s., visit Disney World. It's nonsense....

  • mmarie

    They will not work out. she came from aanother world.

  • stillwill2

    Looks like something you see in the 'hood, up in north philly-looks like a dump,lol....

  • Hieronymos

    HAHA! Thats hilarious. It's so true. Looks like downtown Detroit.

  • Annie

    I love Meridith, but why is she wearing hooker shoes?

  • Christina Mara Con

    Good for Kate... I Love stories of True Love... Kate seems like a Wonderful person, and seeing where she grew up, Proves she is Humble and that is how Lady Diana was with a Beautiful Heart. God Bless Willian & Kate... I hope both Diana's sons find great LOVE & HAPPINESS.... Aftr all those poor boys went through......

  • cat

    Finally, some that has something nice to say. Thank you... :)

  • marie

    this will not work she is from an other world.....

  • James

    What baffles me is why this is news in the U.S., and why people are interested in this marriage. I thought we rejected the idea of royalty almost 250 years ago. It's sick to worship a family because they're THAT family.

  • D

    It's just a modest home...actually not too well kept up. They really are trying very hard to make alot out of nothing. But thats not Kate's fault.
    I wish them well

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