kate middletonThink Kate Middleton and Prince William's first night home with baby George was a royal breeze? Think again. Actually, from the sounds of things, it was downright awful. According to the new issue of Vanity Fair, which takes an in-depth look at Prince George's first year, when the Duke and Duchess returned from the hospital with their newborn it was, to put it bluntly, a sh*tshow. Apparently, there was no air conditioning in the apartment the royal couple was staying at, and little Georgie didn't stop crying -- like, all night. As the story goes, "George was up so much they could barely have a conversation." And no, they didn't receive any special treatment or anything. They were the ones up with the baby.

Oof.

Adding insult to injury, William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, came over first thing the next morning for crumpets and to meet the newest member of the family. Nothing like hosting the Queen of England after an exhausting night spent with a screaming baby. No pressure there, Kate!

Being that Kate is tall, thin, gorgeous, married to a prince, and will eventually be the Q of E herself, she isn't exactly the easiest person to "feel bad" for. But man, that truly sounds like an awful experience. And gotta say, it kinda makes Kate significantly more likeable that she handled everything without butlers, maids, baby nurses, and ladies in waiting.

It's no wonder William and Kate whisked off to Kate's parents house in the countryside for the first few weeks of parenthood. There, it was cool, clean, and Kate's mom, Carole, was there to help out with anything they needed. Sounds like heaven after hellish first night. But hey, at least the Duke and Duchess are now prepared when they eventually decide to have baby number two.

Are you surprised that Kate's first night home from the hospital was so insane?

 

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