The new mom headed home to her own mother for some much needed privacy time with her baby — and grandma Carole is helping out with all that new baby stress!
The first few days home with a newborn are all about forming a family bond — and Kate Middleton and Prince William definitely had some endearing quality time with little Prince George. The new family headed to Kate’s hometown of Bucklebury on July 24 — just two days after Georgie’s arrival — where they have stayed with Carole and Michael Middleton ever since. The royals are getting valuable help from the Middletons — but you better bet they have to load the dishwasher on their own!
Kate Middleton’s Mom & Baby — Prince George’s First Week With The Middletons
Kate went against royal tradition of spending baby’s first days at the palace by heading out to her own hometown.
“For them to go back to Bucklebury shows that Kate wants the security and comfort of her family instead of a huge ream of staff,” maternity nurse Sarah Dixon tells People. Of course, even though the Bucklebury home is much smaller than the palace, it is still a grand 17-bedroom home that is known in the village as “the Manor.”
Dinners at the Middleton house have been true family affairs perhaps “a simple Italian meal cooked with the help of housekeeper Antonella Fresolone (decamped from the couple’s Kensington Palace digs) in Carole and Michael’s open kitchen,” reports Us Weekly. Though this sounds like a little taste of luxury, “there’s no special treatment,” a family source assures the mag. “William still has to help load the dishwasher after dinner. The same will apply to George when he’s a grown boy.”
Carole Middleton Protecting Her Family
New grandma Carole Middleton always “ran a tight ship” with her own kids, says Marcia Moody, author of Kate: A Biography. So she will likely be a huge help to the new couple, making sure they establish a schedule with the baby and save some time to recuperate themselves!
“Carole will be like a tigress protecting her daughter from everyone. She will be telling Kate, ‘It’s time for your sleep, and I will look after the baby’ and so on,” Majesty Editor-in-chief Ingrid Seward tells People.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Is it great that Kate is getting help from her mom?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski
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