Duchess Kate Middleton Baby Watch: Carole And Pippa Help William To Use Princess Diana As Parenting Role Model

Duchess Kate Middleton definitely isn't alone in counting down the hours until her baby arrives. The second child of Prince William and Princess Kate will be greeted by cheers not just in England but around the world. While the royal couple is on baby watch, her mother and sister Carole Middleton and Pippa Middleton are planning how they can help, reported ABC News.

Making it clear that his deceased mother, Princess Diana, was his parenting role model, Prince William joins Duchess Kate in showering their little boy with love. It's a dramatic contrast to how Prince Charles was raised, but the 32-year-old Duke of Cambridge and 33-year-old Duchess of Cambridge don't hesitate to show how much they adore little Prince George.

In addition, Princess Diana sought to teach Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, about the real world, and both Will and Kate believe that normalcy is key to parenting. As a result, Carole and her husband, Mike, as well as Kate's sister Pippa are important people in the child's life, and will be for their second child as well.

"The Middletons have had a huge influence on Prince George's upbringing and will have a huge influence on his little brother or sister's upbringing," predicted ABC News' royal contributor Victoria Murphy.

"Mike and Carole have been really loving and caring and really fun. They have been really welcoming towards me so I've felt really a part of the family," praised Prince William.

As the Inquisitr reported, Duchess Kate's due date was thought to be April 25, although she named a date range between mid-April and the end of April. However, Kate and Will have not revealed what names they're considering, although bets currently favor Alice if it's a girl and James if it's a boy.

As for Carole Middleton, she's eagerly waiting for the baby to arrive, reported Us Weekly. The chic 60-year-old headed to an exclusive hair salon in London to primp before the cameras role after her second royal grandchild arrives.

"She was very happy and smiley," revealed an observer.

Although Duchess Kate once visited the salon, they now come to her.

"Ever since she had a baby, it's been such a scene when she comes in here," explained a source.

It will be even more of a scene when that baby announcement finally is made, as the Inquisitr pointed out. That's because royal protocol requires that the family tree be informed before the Palace displays the announcement outside Buckingham Palace.

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