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Among the visitors to Nick Bayliss's latest antiques fair at the Mona Showground was the  Duchess of Cambridge.

RAF helicopter pilot Prince William is stationed on Anglesey and the couple have a home there. The duchess is often seen around, but this is the first time she's been to the fair.

Nick, owner of Ludlow-based Continuity Fairs, who chatted with the duchess, said: "We had sent out complimentary tickets to Prince William and the duchess for our May fair and again in October, and to my absolute delight in she comes with her party on the Sunday morning and had her hand stamped with the green dragon by my daughter, who didn't recognise her."

Kate spent some time going round the fair making a few purchases and obviously knows how to play the game, as she negotiated a best price on some Imari vases, down from £180 to £160.

The organisers run fairs in Epsom, Builth Wells and Exeter, where their next fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25 at the town's Westpoint Centre.

Royalty-watchers will have to wait until Continuity Fairs' next antiques fair at the Mona Showground on May 25 and 26 next year for a possible repeat sighting of Kate.

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