Sleepless is an understatement for what new parents Kate Middleton and Prince William went through in the first few weeks of the royal baby’s life. It turns out that even the royal couple spent their first night dealing with a crying newborn baby!
The royal baby is a year old on July 22 — crazy how time flies! The Aug. 2014 issue of Vanity Fair takes an in-depth look at Kate Middleton, 32, and husband Prince William‘s, 31, first year with their son. The first-time parents definitely didn’t have it easy in the beginning, and their disastrous first night as parents might be one of the worst you’ve ever heard.
Kate Middleton & Prince William’s First Night As Parents Revealed
Wow, where did the year go?
Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge turns one on July 22 and the family is planning a low-key tea gathering.
A small party will be nice compared to the chaos and excitement that followed his arrival last year.
“It was William, with sleeves rolled up, who took the wheel of the family’s Range Rover and drove his wife and newborn son home to Kensington Palace,” reads the Aug. 2014 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Looking back on their first night home with Prince George, their two-bedroom apartment just outside the palace was the last place they should have been. Unfortunately for the couple, there was no air-conditioning and newborn Prince George stayed up crying all night!
Kate’s nights with Prince George were sleepless, and she did not receive any special treatment as the Duchess. Instead, she was the one up with the little one as he fussed his way until morning.
“George was up so much they could barely have a conversation,” a source shared with the magazine.
If their first sleepless night wasn’t enough on the newly parents, the Queen arrived first thing in the morning to meet her grandson. Nothing like hosting a royal on absolutely no sleep!
Grandma Carole Middleton Was A Tremendous Help
After that awful first night, the next few weeks of Prince George’s life were spent at Kate’s family home just outside the village of Bucklebury in Berkshire.
Thankfully for the royal couple, things were less hectic and more peaceful surrounded by Kate’s family.
Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, was very hands-on the first couple weeks of George’s arrival. She made sure to help out with feeding, cleaning, and also made sure that Kate was well nourished and taken care of. Something that is very important for a breastfeeding mom!
Hey, HollywoodLifers! Isn’t it crazy that a year has gone by since Prince George was born? Hearing this hectic sleepless experience, do you think Kate should have had more help with the baby in the beginning? It’s pretty incredible the first-time royal parents did most of it on their own! Let us know your thoughts!
— Sammi Errico