Housing colony named after Kate Middleton

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2011, 18:24 PM IST

London: A new housing development in a British town has been named "Catherine Place" in honour of Kate Middleton.

The housing colony in 29-year-old Kate`s home town of Bucklebury boasts of "six fine homes", priced between 315,000 to 875,000 pounds (around $1.37 million), the Daily Express reported.

Developers Rivar Homes said they "could not resist paying homage" to the hometown woman who wed into the royal family.

"We are all royalists and as we bought the site around the time she married Prince William we decided to name it after Kate because we are all very proud of her," said Andy Mash, land director of the house builders.

He denied that the development was cashing in on the town`s royal connection.

"Bucklebury has had a lot of attention which cannot have harmed sales. It`s proved one of our best performing sites. Whether that`s down to Kate, who knows? But it seems like more than just coincidence," he said.

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