Kate Middleton finding family support "claustrophobic"
Published 11/08/2013 | 16:10
The Duchess of Cambridge is looking to leave her family home earlier than planned with baby George.
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge apparently finds her support system "claustrophobic".
Catherine and her husband Prince William welcomed their first child - a boy named George Alexander Louis - into the world last month.
The new parents had been spending time in Berkshire, UK, with Catherine's family. However, the 31-year-old brunette has apparently decided to move to their new house, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, early for some alone time with her little one.
"Kate knows she is very lucky to have such great support, but it can be claustrophobic," a source told British magazine Look.
"What she really wants is no different to any other new mom - privacy and a chance to bond, and she can't do that with members of staff and family popping their heads around the door every five minutes. Even going through the post is taking an hour a day - there are so many cards and letters."
The speculation comes after William returned to work with the British Royal Air Force earlier this week.
While Catherine has been taking well to motherhood, she apparently didn't realise how tiring it would be.
"It's the one thing Kate didn't learn from her maternity books," the insider continued.
"People want to be supportive, but noise and activity can be exhausting when you're sleep deprived and totally immersed in new motherhood."
Anmer Hall is a ten-bedroom Georgian mansion and apparently the quiet location is a "selling point" for the duchess.
The royal couple were always set to move to the property later this year, but Catherine's move was apparently facilitated thanks to the current tenants agreeing to vacate early.