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Brexit worries and summer holiday slowdown see property asking prices fall £3602 in August

Brexit worries coupled with a summer holiday slowdown saw the average asking price fall by 3,602 in August, as questions hang over the housing market.

But while property listing website Rightmove said the Brexit vote had knocked sentiment, it added that the month-on-month decline in asking prices was in line with the traditional summer lull.

It said the average asking price of new homes coming to market across England and Wales was down 3,602, or 1.2 per cent, to 304,222 this month

Prince William and Kate Middleton ‘stay at five-star seafront hotel’ on holiday with George and Charlotte

Prince William and Kate have reportedly enjoyed a visit to a luxury five star hotel once home to Napoleon III as part of their summer holiday in France.

The royal couple are in south west France with their two children George, three, and Charlotte, one, after touching down at Pau-Pyrenees airport last week in the Duke of Westminster s 8 million private jet 1 .

French newspaper Sud Ouest 2 reported they enjoyed a night at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz 3 which was once the summer palace of 19th century Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugenie de Montijo