Inside Prince George's First Weeks
From an upcoming move to outside help, how Kate and William are navigating life with their newborn "rascal"
He may be little, but Prince George is raising a royal ruckus.
Initially, the new mom and dad declined outside help. “Everything, including breast-feeding, went so well that they decided not to hire a private maternity nurse,” an insider tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.
But word in aristocratic circles is that the couple changed course after a few days and called for backup, possibly by tapping one of the midwives who assisted Kate’s delivery at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
“It is very common for members of the royal family to see the same midwife through the pregnancy, at the birth and then for that midwife to stay on for postnatal care,” says Sarah Dixon, a London-based maternity nurse who has assisted friends of the royal couple.
The pair is also relying on help from housekeeper Antonella Fresolone, who will assist at the young family’s new home in Kensington Palace, where they are expected to move in mid-fall.
For much more on the royal family, including their upcoming move and William and Kate’s first joint appearance since welcoming baby George, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
• Reporting by SIMON PERRY and MONIQUE JESSEN
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