Will Kate Middleton Live With Her Parents After The Royal Birth?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s move-in date to apartment 1A in Kensington Palace keeps getting pushed back. Not only is Princess Margaret’s former home being gutted for renovations, but asbestos has reportedly been discovered.
The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English wrote yesterday that Kate will live at her parents $7.4 million Georgian home in Bucklebury for at least six weeks after her baby’s birth.
The Duchess “just feels safest and most secure” being near her mother, Carole, who will be there to help and teach her oldest daughter.
Prince William, who will take off two weeks paternity leave, must go back to work as a search-and-rescue pilot at RAF Valley in Wales, which will leave Kate on her own most of the time.
“Carole fully intends to be part of this baby’s life and Catherine, for her part, plans to spend a lot of time with her parents,” a source told English. “especially while she is waiting for the new apartment to be completed.”
A palace source told E! News that the Mail’s story on Kate moving in with her parents is an “unconfirmed article.”
“It’s too early to say what the couple’s plans are after the baby is born,” the source added.
Currently, Their Royal Highnesses are splitting time between their Anglesey, Wales rented farmhouse and Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace. They are not due to move into their new digs until at least September or October, which is a pickle given than Baby Cambridge is due in mid-July.
Yesterday it was announced that the Duchess has added new charities to her patronage: London’s Natural History Museum, Place2Be and SportsAid, which has helped fund the successful careers of many a British Olympian.
“The patronages of Place2Be and SportsAid reflect Her Royal Highness’s personal interests in supporting children and young people to build their skills, confidence and aspirations,” St James’s Palace said. “Her Patronage of The Natural History Museum reflects The Duchess of Cambridge’s interest in the natural world.
The Duchess has chosen to support organisations that complement her existing charitable work.”