Friday 20 October 2017

Kate Middleton recruits parents Carole and Michael as caretakers of royal Norfolk estate

Carole Middleton and Kate
Carole Middleton and Kate
Kate's mother Carole visits the Duchess in hospital wearing a patterned tea-dress by Kiely
(L-R) Carole, James, Michael and Philippa Middleton depart the Goring Hotel in London on April 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images)
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Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton is keeping the royal estate in the family.

The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly recruited her parents Carole and Michael to assist her in running Amner Hall, Norfolk.

She and Prince William moved to the palatial estate in 2011 after Queen Elizabeth gifted them with the property after their wedding. They've been assisted by husband and wife Amy and Colin Wood since they purchased the home, but the duo have now moved on.

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Kate's mother Carole visits the Duchess in hospital wearing a patterned tea-dress by Kiely
Kate's mother Carole visits the Duchess in hospital wearing a patterned tea-dress by Kiely

Her mother Carole has taken to running the household from her wing, while her father Michael is responsible for the gardening.

It's reported that Prince George's grandparents will be staying with the young royals until Kate gives birth next month, according to the Daily Express.

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After George was born, Kate moved in with her parents, but Carole and Michael will be swapping arrangements this time around.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, waves a she leaves after visiting the Emma Bridgwater factory in Stoke-on-Trent
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, waves a she leaves after visiting the Emma Bridgwater factory in Stoke-on-Trent

“William is very happy to sit back and let Carole take up the reins. She is ensuring that Anmer runs like clockwork," a source told the newspaper.

Prince George poses for his official Christmas photograph.
Prince George poses for his official Christmas photograph.

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