The future monarch to start life in commoner’s home in Berkshire instead of royal residence as the
Duchess of Cambridge will spend at least first six weeks with her parents after the baby is born.
In a break with royal tradition, Kate, 31, will not employ a maternity nurse after the July birth.
Instead, she will live with her parents.
The Middleton’s £4.85million manor in Berkshire, will be provided with extra security while Kate and the future King or Queen is with them. Prince William too is said to be moving in.
Kate says 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.
Sources have confirmed that William and Kate’s plans to move into a new apartment in Kensington Palace in time for the birth have hit a huge stumbling block – the discovery of asbestos – which has to be cleared before the couple themselves, let alone a new-born child arrives.
At the moment, Kate and William are shuttling between their rented farmhouse in Anglesey, where William is based, and Nottingham Cottage, a relatively modest home in the grounds of Kensington Palace.