Kate Middleton’s mom, Carole Middleton, has always been a central part of the Duchess’ life, and the two are known as a close mother and daughter, so Carole never minds pitching in to lend a hand with baby George.
Most recently, as reported by People magazine on Thursday, the young Prince got a taste of country life at the behest of his grandmother, who took the 17-month-old toddler on an outing to a Farmers’ Market near her home in Bucklebury.
When there, it wasn’t long before Prince George had sampled some of the goods on offer at the market, and Carole, 59, enjoyed some quality “Granny time” with the young Prince, while relieving the burden of her very pregnant daughter, Kate Middleton.
Hello! magazine reported that baby George was dressed in a little tweed jacket, as he toured the stalls of organic vegetables and crafts, looking dashing as ever.
According to one villager who saw the Prince, he was definitely enjoying his time out as well as “trying all the food.” He also “went back for a second helping of Christmas pudding from one of the stalls. It was wonderful for the girl who makes them. It will make her year won’t it?”
The onlooker added, “It was just really, really sweet. He was just being like a normal toddler is, running around and exploring – he is such a sweetie. He’s lovely. A real bundle of fun.”
Apparently Granny Carole was “Kveling” lots over her grandson; another person at the Farmers’ Market told reporters, “She just keeps telling people ‘He’s gorgeous, isn’t he?’ like any other grandmother would say about their little one.”
The trip to the Farmers’ Market took place back in December, when Kate Middleton and husband William were visiting New York on official royal business. Since then, Kate’s mom has joined her daughter and William for the holidays at their own country home, Anmer Hall, a fact that hasn’t missed the attention of the media.
According to another villager, there’s no doubt Kate’s Mom will be a great help when royal baby No.2 comes along.
“I’m sure she will be exactly the same with [baby] No. 2,” she said.