Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte have returned home to their Norfolk mansion as they begin to settle into life as a family.
Ever since Princess Charlotte was born on Saturday morning, the foursome has been spending time at their London residence in Kensington Palace. During this time, they were visited by a cavalcade of people, including Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.
However, on Wednesday morning, they decided to make the 120-mile, approximately two-hour long journey back to their ten-bedroom Norfolk home, and according to the Daily Mail they were able to sneak past the bevy of photographers as they entered the abode through a more remote entrance at around 3:40 p.m.
Prince William is believed to have driven back his wife, while 21-month old Prince George and 4-day-old Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana were safely strapped into car seats in the back.
An eye-witness confirmed to the Daily Mail that Prince William had entered the residence through a side entrance, declaring, “I definitely saw William driving down the track at around 3:40 p.m. with Kate next to him and a BMW following behind. I had seen the same vehicles on television when they left Kensington Palace earlier. It looks like he went in that way to avoid being filmed or photographed.”
It’s believed that the Duke and Duchess are going to spend the next few months at Anmer as they get to grips with raising the two children. It’s also been predicted that the next time a photograph of Princess Charlotte will be released is when she is christened, which is expected to be in three or four months time.
Meanwhile, Prince William, who is currently on paternity leave, is expected to return to work as an air ambulance helicopter pilot at the start of June. In his absence, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, the royal couple’s full-time nanny, will be available while it’s also been reported that Carole Middleton, Kate’s mother, will be on hand to offer her support.
Her mother’s assistance means that the Duke and Duchess won’t hire a second nanny. A source has told US Magazine that Carole will be staying at Anmer Hall too for the next few weeks to help.
“She will be there for the first month to help out,” the insider revealed. “Kate feels like she owes so much to her mom for helping out during George’s birth. Nothing feels better than having your mum around during a time like this.”
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