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Hasmukh Shingadia Is Kate Middleton’s Guilty Royal Wedding Guest In Oxford Crown Court

by | 24th, June 2011

HASMUKH Shingadia (Has Muck?) is the Royal wedding guest who has pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court to a charge of false accounting. You might feel sympathy for Mr Shingadia, owner of the The Peaches convenience store, in Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire. You might think that if were not for Prince William’s wedding to local girl Kate Middleton and his reported attendance at said do, Mr Shingadia’ crime would not make the national newspapers.

The Sun told us:

Theft rap for Kate grocer pal guest

But sympathies can be stymied by the fact that Indian Express profiled Mr Shingadia when it gave an Asian angle to the wedding. you invite the media in at your peril:

Many envelopes arrive at the doorstep of Chandrika Shingadia’s Peaches Store. She lives right above the shop, so some are for business and some personal. On the morning of February 17, a bunch came again; but one stood out for its simple elegance and seal. And then she screamed, running to husband Hasmukh, waving a white card with their names on it in cursive font.

That the two routine arrivals would converge into a royal invitation for the Indian couple has touched them and the community here.

“Chan could not believe it, even after reading our names and seeing clearly that it was from the Queen,” says Hasmukh, Hash to all. “It was a complete surprise.”

Hash? Does Prince Harry know?

“The Middletons are a tight family and there has been friendship between us, but we never expected to be at the Westminster Abbey this Friday,” says Hash…

How does he remember Kate? “Oh, the beautiful thing about her is how gentle she is…

“There have been busloads of tourists coming to Bucklebury. It’s been great for everyone’s business.”

We even got this fabulous line – Kate Middleton knew my father:

“But it’s not about me. It’s about Catherine and about the Middleton family…”

Well, not always…


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Prince William and Kate Middleton during their wedding service at Westminster Abbey, London.


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