In Kate Middleton baby news revealed in recent days, the nursery she and husband, Prince William, are laying out for their new arrival is being described as “modest.” The royal couple are currently residing in Nottingham Cottage near their soon-to-be permanent residence, Kensington Palace. Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace is being renovated before William and Kate move in. So, for the time being, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are living in a 2-bedroom home.
A source told Us Weekly that the nursery in Nottingham Cottage is “humble.”
“They have a small nursery prepped, but it’s humble,” the insider revealed. “Kate felt it wasn’t worth the money to go all-out.”
The nursery there is modest, but when they move into Kensington Palace, the space is predicted to be a bit more “indulgent.” Nottingham is a temporary residence, so it makes sense the royal baby will have less-than-extravagant surroundings if they’ll be moving out soon.
“She is keeping it a surprise, even to family,” the source added. “It’s beautifully decorated, and there has been some involvement from an artist.”
What are some of Kate Middleton’s plans for her baby after she brings him or her home? The Duchess apparently wants the baby to sleep in her and William’s room the first few weeks.
“For the precious first weeks, Kate wants the baby to sleep in their room,” the source claimed.
A lot of mothers feel more comfortable having their infants near them — especially for the first few weeks after delivering. They want a chance to bond solidly with their child and want to be on-hand to feed them and change diapers whenever needed. They require around-the-clock attention and Kate Middleton isn’t one to delegate those responsibilities onto someone else, even if she has quite the entourage to help her out. As the world has figured out by now, William and Kate do a lot of things on their own a staff could easily take off their hands — such as grocery shopping or furniture shopping.