Kate Middleton turned to the lateQueen Elizabeth and her motherCarole when she began to struggle with parenthood, royal experts have claimed.
The Prince and Princess of Wales welcomed their first child,Prince George, in 2013 – and it was reported that the couple would not hire a nanny as they were determined to be full-time parents.
However, the couple reportedly began to find it difficult juggling raising a child with their demanding royal duties.
So the Princess, 41, spoke to the late Queen about the struggles she faced in balancing her work with motherhood, Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said.
According toMyLondon, Ms Nicholl, speaking in True Royalty’s documentary, Kate Middleton: Heir We Go Again, explained: “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.
“William and Kate wanted to be hands-on parents, and they did it until September and then they recruited a nanny.”
Kelly Rose Bradford, a journalist and parenting writer, added: “I think despite their good intentions the first time around, Kate and William did soon realise they couldn’t hold down their jobs and also care full time for their child.”
Nanny Teresa Maria Turrion Borrallo began working for the Waleses in 2014, when Prince George was around eight-months old. But royal insiders also credit Carole Middleton as being a great and important help to Kate and William, 40, as their family grew with the birth ofPrincess Charlotte in 2015 andPrince Louis in 2018.
Ms Nicholl said: “One of the things that allows William and Kate to be so ordinary is the presence of the Middletons in their lives…[Carole] turns up to help with bedtime and bath time. She is absolutely indispensable.”
Channel 5’s royal correspondent Simon Vigar added: “Mummy and Daddy Middleton are absolutely crucial to this story, going right back ten years and all through the courtship.
"Carole is very involved in the upbringing of George and looking after her eldest daughter Kate when she was ill with this extreme morning sickness.
“For many weeks, Kate was at home in Berkshire with mum and dad and Grandma Middleton was taking up the strain.”
Meanwhile, the Princess of Wales is said to bebaffled by the attacks against her inPrince Harry's memoirSpare – including claims thaKate and Meghan Markle had a disagreement over Charlotte's poorly fitting bridesmaid dress for Harry and Meghan's wedding.
The Duke of Sussex’s record-breaking memoir was officially released last week – with the English language editionselling more than 1.4 million copies on its first day of publication.
Penguin Random House, who published the explosive autobiography, say the figure is their largest everfirst-day sales total for any non-fiction book.
Elsewhere, it has been reported thatMeghan and Kate’s relationship was "doomed" when theDuchess of Sussex found herself behind the Princess of Wales in a queue for latest outfits from a top designer.
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