Gary Goldsmith Confirms Where Kate Middleton Will Spend Her First 6 Weeks As A New Mom
Last month, royal correspondent Rebecca English reported that the Duchess of Cambridge will live with her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton after giving birth to her first child with the Duke of Cambridge.
The Middletons live in a $7 million Georgian manor in Bucklebury, a 45-minute drive from London. The new digs are down the road from their old home, where William and Catherine spent many a weekend during and after their four years at St. Andrew’s University.
Since TRH’s new digs at Kensington Palace won’t be ready until at least autumn, sources claimed that it made sense for Her Royal Highness to spend the baby’s first six weeks with mum and dad.
In addition to apartment 1A not being completely remodeled, Prince William will still be on duty as a search-and-rescue pilot up in Anglesey, Wales, therefore leaving Catherine alone with the baby more often than not.
“The fact that they’re taking the baby to Carole’s for the first six weeks is genius,” Goldsmith said of the Middletons. “Carole’s a brilliant mum – she is 10 years older than me and practised on me – and I think it’s the right thing to do. It will take the pressure off Kate.”
In addition to KP, William and Catherine are renovating Anmer Hall, their country cottage on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham Estate. Her Majesty gifted the property to the royal couple for William’s 30th birthday.