The royal baby has yet to arrive, but palace insiders are dishing on what type of parents Will and Kate will be. Their life will be normal but quite royal.
As the world waits and waits for the royal baby to make an appearance, a few insiders are offering up exclusive details of what will happen after the baby is born.
The public knows that the traditions of royalty are rapidly changing and that the new parents will reflect this change.
Wharfe shared, “The Duke and Duchess will both try to be modern, normal parents… but it’s very hard when you are royal.”
He believes that Kate’s mom, Carole Middleton, will be moving in for several weeks to help with her first grandchild. However, the grandmother will also be asked to step aside after those first few newborn weeks.
Wharfe revealed, “From what you see of Kate she’ll want her mother’s help more than anyone’s at first. And she won’t be forced to use nannies. But Carole won’t be encouraged to stay with her for long.
“After that Kate will probably use the royal nanny more and as the child grows up they will have two nannies, one main one and one relief nanny, like William and Harry had,” said the 65-year-old former royal employee.
While there will be some normalcy for the new parents, being a member of the monarchy is anything but normal, even for the queen. She won’t be dropping in on the budding family at random.
“It is unlikely the Queen will visit them so they will need to travel to her,” Wharfe told the British publication. “All visits are planned. They will have to make arrangements to see the Queen.”
While the young couple have handled most of their household duties on their own without a large staff, that will change with the new bundle of joy. The duke and duchess will have an entire staff at their disposal, including a chauffeur, a butler, a housekeeper and a chef. This is in addition to any protection that the royals require on a day-to-day basis.
Wharfe thinks the influence of Will’s late mother endures to this day.
He said, “I think, like Diana, Kate and William will take a very modern approach to raising their baby.”
Ken Wharfe worked at Kensington Palace from 1986 until 1993.