Ever since Prince George was born, Royal Baby Mania has settled down a bit, in order to give the new family their privacy.
The couple left London to stay at Kate’s parents’ home in Bucklebury after the birth, which apparently caused quite an uproar. The security that was involved in them getting there was a big to-do, and costly. A source said:
“I’m not sure the Queen was entirely in favor of the idea of them all moving to Bucklebury; it was certainly not the norm, but it was what Kate wanted, and William supported her and made it happen.”
Before William married Kate, he had also told her family that they would be very involved with their grandchildren. A family friend George Brown explained:
“It was a condition when they got married that they [Carole and Michael] would be a part of the grandchildren’s lives. Carole’s a natural with children, and she will be a wonderful grandmother, and I imagine she’ll want to be very involved.”
Aww! That’s so sweet! So far, Carole has been really hands-on too!
The couple had their own wing at the Middelton home, where Georgie slept in a Moses basket next to his mom’s side of the bed.
Luckily, Kate’s parents have been helping with everything, starting the morning off with Carole’s fruit smoothies and cooking healthy meals all day long.
To help with keeping things private, Carole kept away most visitors, except for Kate’s siblings Pippa and James.
As for William, a friend said that he joked at the polo match he played in post-birth, saying:
“It was nice to have a bit of peace and quiet to get out to play polo. It was very sweet: he said that he wanted George to grow into a polo player and that he would teach his son to ride from a young age.”
Ha! That William!
The friend also added:
“He is absolutely loving it and he’s a natural father. He is very relaxed and happy at home with Carole and Michael, whom he gets along with well.”
And if you were wondering, there is no nanny involved. Just the family. Will’s pal explained:
“William said he didn’t want a nanny or nurse coming in and doing shifts. They were agreed on that. They wanted to do the early days themselves.”
Srsly, they are setting such a great example! Loves it!
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