From the outside looking in, Kate Middleton and Prince William seemed to have easily transitioned into parenthood when they welcomed Prince George in July 2013, but in the documentary Kate Middleton: Heir We Go Again, royal experts reveal that they had a tough time adjusting just like anyone else.
"Kate was having a conversation with the Queen in which she confided that she had found being with George on her own, and not having a full-time nanny or a maternity nurse, very hard," shared Katie Nicholl. "William and Kate wanted to be hands-on parents, and they did it until September and then they recruited a nanny."
Their nanny, Maria Borrallo, has been a huge help, but Kate's own mother, Carole Middleton, has also played an integral part in the lives of George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.
"Carole is a regular through those golden gates at Kensington Palace, she whizzes through in her Land Rover. There is no security because everybody knows her," the expert said. "She turns up to help with bedtime and bathtime. She is absolutely indispensable."
It's been said that the Cambridges strive to give their tots as "normal" of a childhood as possible, even though George will likely become King one day.
"He’s not called Prince George at school and is simply known as George, he mixes with children his own age. Kate and William don’t shower him with expensive gifts nor do they over spoil him. George makes his bed every morning," a source previously spilled to Us Weekly. "All the children have impeccable manners and always say please and thank you."
All three of the kids are also expected to follow their parents' rules.
"Shouting is absolutely 'off limits' for the children and any hint of shouting at each other is dealt with by removal," an insider shared with The Sun. "The naughty child is taken away from the scene of the row or disruption and talked to calmly by either Kate or William. Things are explained and consequences outlined and they never shout at them."