Kate Middleton,the Duchess of Cambridge is to move back in with her mother,temporarily,after her baby is born in July,media reported today. In a break with royal tradition,Kate,31,will live with her parents for at least the first six weeks after leaving hospital.
The decision means the newborn,third-in-line to the throne,will be starting life in a commoner’s home in Berkshire rather than in the splendour of a royal residence.
Kate’s parents,Michael and Carole Middleton,recently bought a spacious Georgian manor in rural Berkshire for a reported sum of GBP 4.85 million. Kate said she ‘just feels safest and most secure’ with her family and believes that no one could be better placed to teach her about bringing up a baby than her mother,who has three children of her own,the report said.
At the moment,Kate and William are shuttling between their rented farmhouse in Anglesey,where William is based as a Search and Rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force,and Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Prince William was born in the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington,where Kate is also widely expected to give birth. Afterwards he was taken home by Charles and Diana to their apartment at Kensington Palace.