Talk about a doting husband! Not only is William doing all he can to make sure he’s present for the birth of the royal baby, but he’s also planning to take a two-week paternity leave to spend time with Kate! Aww!
Kate Middleton has expressed her concern that Prince William could miss the birth of their baby, but every effort is being made to make sure that doesn’t happen. Regardless of his presence at the birth, the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue pilot plans to spend some quality time with his wife and new baby after he or she is born!
Prince William’s Paternity Leave Plans
William has been hard at work fulfilling his duties as a pilot for the Royal Air Force in North Wales, and although it has increased Kate’s pre-birth nervousness, a source tells Now Magazine that he will “do everything in his power not to let her down.”
Along with his efforts to be present when Kate gives birth, a royal source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that William will definitely be present for the first couple of weeks of their baby’s life. Says the source:
The Duke plans to take the statutory two weeks paternity leave from the Ministry of Defence when his child is born.
This is a normal paternal leave length in the United Kingdom, as the typical UK paternity leave lasts one to two weeks, for those who are eligible. Like William, those eligible for paternity leave must be taking the time off to look after the child and be either the father, husband or partner of the mother (or adopter) or child’s adopter, according to http://www.gov.uk.
Prince William Putting In More Hours With Royal Air Force Before Kate Gives Birth
As much as he may want to spend time with Kate in the final week of her pregnancy, William has been putting in more hours with the Royal Air Force in hopes that his leave will be carefree and as long as he desires, E! News reported. A source tells them:
William worked Saturday and Sunday and is trying to get in as many shifts as possible before he goes on paternity leave. He wants to work as hard as he can to help everyone out. He has not slowed down at all. He’s a really hard worker.”=
We’re sure he’ll work just as hard at helping Kate with the baby when he is on his paternity leave!
Prince William Has A Helicopter On Stand-By To Get To Royal Birth
As William is working hard and as much as he can before Kate gives birth, there is definitely a chance that Kate could go into labor while he is still at work. But that doesn’t mean Kate should be nervous — there’s a helicopter waiting to rush William to the hospital in case she goes into labor early!
The helicopter touched down in a field next to the royal couple’s home in Wales on July 5 and will allow William to get to London, where Kate will be giving birth at St. Mary’s Hospital, in just 90 minutes.
Our fingers are crossed that William makes it to the birth in time, but we are extremely happy to hear that he gets to spend a lot of time with Kate and their baby after the birth!
Do YOU think William should be with Kate before her birth, HollyMoms, or does his paternity leave plan make up for his pre-birth absence?
– Taylor Weatherby
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