Most new moms feel most comfortable when their mom is the one looking after their baby when they're unable to. And Kate Middleton is no exception. After giving birth to Prince George, the Duchess immediately headed off to her parents' home in Bucklebury so mom Carole could lend a hand with baby duties and give her daughter some much-deserved rest. (It was even reported that Carole is the only one who can get the little prince to sleep.) And now that Kate's maternity leave is coming to an end, and it's back to the ol' grind in London, the Duke and Duchess have decided to create what's being referred to as a "granny flat" so Kate's parents can continue to help out.
Guess who's coming to dinner, Wills? Mike and Carole Middleton! Forever!
Okay, so Kate's parents aren't permanently moving in, but $1.5 million has been set aside for a two-bedroom "annex" that sits next to the Duke and Duchess' 21-bedroom home at Kensington Palace. Mike and Carole apparently already own a $1.2 million apartment in London a little over two miles away, but it's doubtful that they'd hear Baby Cambridge's cries in the middle of the night all the way over there.
Personally, I think it's perfect that Kate's parents will get a place of their own near their daughter. Clearly, the Duchess really likes her parents being around, and by having a little apartment right next door, they'll be able to help out without completely taking over Will and Kate's house. It's a win-win-win. Kate will get the help she wants. Will will still have his space. And Mike and Carole Middleton will get their third million-dollar home in England.
Did your parents "move in" or help out after you had a baby?
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