Kate Middleton knows whom to trust when that special baby arrives. She can always count on her own mom – at least for a couple of weeks of vital, trustworthy help around the nursery. According to friend Jessica Hay, and reported by the Mirror on Saturday, Jan. 26, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is planning to ask her mom, Carole Middleton, to be the baby’s first nanny.
It’s usual for a new royal mom to have some live-in help. But Kate Middleton and Prince William like to do things their own way. And there is no likelihood that the royal pair will simply turn the care and feeding of the little prince or princess over to some baby nurse, however well qualified. So the whole idea makes perfect sense. Many women, in all walks of life, make the same choice. And the apartments at Kensington Palace have plenty of room, so no one will wind up sleeping on the couch. If all goes according to Duchess Kate’s plan, Carole Middleton will move in with the Cambridges right after the baby is born, to stay as long as needed.
It could be that Kate Middleton has had a few trust issues built up over the past year, when she has seen private pictures of herself – not to mention those of her brother-in-law Prince Harry – be made horrifyingly public. And then there was the issue of the hospital nurse and the fake call from radio hosts pretending to be relatives. She may very well not trust anyone she doesn’t already know. Not with something so precious as her baby.
With her mom in residence, Kate Middleton and Prince William can relax, get a little sleep, and take their time hiring the perfect, permanent nanny. Whether they think they want one or not, a live-in helper will be the eventual best answer to letting Kate Middleton and Prince William get on with their royal lives, while someone else wipes up the spilled cereal and babysits when the parents hit the charity events.