Kate Middleton Isn't On Board With Queen Elizabeth's Ideas for the Baby Nursery

Queen Elizabeth & Kate MiddletonPrince William and Kate Middleton are all set to start their new life as parents in Kensington Palace, and of course, we're all super excited to hear how they plan on decorating their baby nursery. You know it's going to be absolutely gorgeous, and fit for a prince or princess.

But a new report claims that the royal baby's nursery is creating a bit of conflict in the palace, because Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth are fighting over the baby furniture.


Supposedly the Queen wants Kate to use her "ancient furniture" that was used for past generations of royal babies, while Kate wants to purchase brand new, swanky American furniture. (Oh, my word!)

Ok, before I go any further and rant and rave about how it's Kate's nursery and how she chooses to decorate it is none of the Queen's business -- let's talk about the "ancient furniture" her Majesty reportedly suggested for a second.

Um, just how ancient is this stuff? It has to be pretty darn old, considering the last baby in the family was Prince Harry, who is now 28. And there's a very good chance that Princess Diana used her own furniture for William and Harry when they were infants, so maybe Queen Elizabeth's pieces are the same ones she used for her own children?

If so, then there's about a zero percent chance of any of the furniture actually being safe for Kate and William's baby to use -- in particular the crib, cradle, bassinet, or whatever the heck it is.

When my son was born seven years ago, I can remember shopping for cribs and double checking the width between the slats to make sure they were safe. I had the whole, "If a soda can can pass through the slats, it's not safe" rule in my head with each one we looked at. Even though most new cribs were right in line with the current safety codes at that time, I still couldn't help double checking.

Somehow I'm guessing the Queen's beloved furniture isn't going to withstand the soda can rule, so maybe that alone can get Kate out of having to accept it.

Of course, being the gem-of-a-guy he is, Prince William apparently has the perfect solution. He and Kate will just set up a "fake" nursery somewhere in their pad to appease the Queen, even if the baby doesn't use it.

(Works for me.)

Are you using any hand-me-down baby furniture?


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