While Kate Middleton opted to break with royal protocol when it came to the birth of Prince George and looked after him without the assistance of a maternity nurse, the Duchess and Prince William will reportedly be employing one for their second baby.
The Mail on Sunday reported today that Kate and William will follow royal tradition this time round and opt for a full-time maternity nurse for at least the first three months following the birth of the new baby.
Royal officials have already apparently made inquiries will the London-based Norland Agency and Royal Nannies regarding the exciting position, which would see a nurse spending 24/7 with the new baby.
Despite the fact that Kate Middleton has a full-time nanny for 18-month-old Prince George, she feels, understandably, that she could use a bit more help as she prepares herself for another baby.
It’s no secret that Kate is a hugely influential royal public figure, and as such, she wants to be available to carry out her important charity work and to represent the royal family at public engagements.
A full-time maternity nurse, who would literally sleep in the same room as the baby, would carry out all duties relating to the care of mother and baby in the first few weeks after a birth.
As a source revealed to the Mail, “Kate and William loved the early weeks with Prince George but it was hard work and the sleepless nights took their toll. Kate especially was exhausted.”
While Kate and William relied largely on family members when it came to caring for Prince George, this time round they began looking into employing a maternity nurse as far back as September 2014.
As a source said at the time, ‘There is a nanny annex and a guest suite with plenty of space for Kate’s family… Kate and William plan to go to their own family home after the birth.”