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Kim Kardashian has her share of detractors, but getting snubbed by the royally elegant Duchess of Cambridge?

According to The Examiner, Middleton politely declined to accept any of the free clothing received from the famous reality star during a recent trip to London, sending the free duds straight back to Kardashian.

Gifted pieces from Kim's own clothing line, Kardashian Kollection, a palace insider reportedly told the magazine: "Kate is hardly going to turn up for an event with the queen in a cheap leopard-print miniskirt or gold sequined jacket."

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Still, "Kardashian hoped Kate might be seen wearing one of the designs out in public, which would give their fashion credentials a huge boost," the source added about Kardashian's motive. "The Kardashians want to be as big in the UK as they are in America, and think associating themselves with the Royals, especially Kate, will help them achieve that."

Speaking in a recent interview with Now magazine, Kim Kardashian gushed about how much she love's the Duchess's fashions style.

"Kate seems like a really sweet person and she's a princess. We love her sense of fashion. She could wear our looks and team it with one of her hats."

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a representative of the Duchess Of Cambridge gave the following statement: "In general terms, the policy of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is not to accept any unsolicited gifts unless the sender is known personally to His or Her Royal Highness. Any such gifts are returned to the sender with thanks and an explanation of Their Royal Highnesses' policy."

And while a spokesperson for Kim Kardashian was not available for comment, a friend close to Kardashian rubbished the claims: "Kim never asked Kate to lunch. She was there (in England) working for a few days."

Another Kardashian source echoed a similar statement to E!: "Kim was working the whole time and though she admires Kate, she didn't reach out to her."

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