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Kate Middleton: Inside Her Life as a New Mom to Baby Prince George

Celebrity Moms Nov. 28, 2013 AT 12:00PM
Kate Middleton and Prince George Go inside Kate Middleton's life as a new mom to baby Prince George, and how she and Prince William are trying to give him a normal family life. Credit: JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images

Kate Middleton is doing motherhood her way! The 31-year-old Duchess of Cambridge is reinventing royal traditions to give her son, Prince George, a normal family life. She and her husband of two years, Prince William, are determined to keep their home a (mostly) nanny-free zone. See Prince George's official christening photos!

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"Kate doesn't want George to be more used to the sight of the help than to his own parents," an insider told Us Weekly. All the sleepless nights and soldiering through events when duty calls are worth it in order for Kate to spend precious time with her son, said the Middleton family source. "George has given a whole new meaning to Catherine's life."

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Middleton's mom routine would appall 19th-century monarch Queen Victoria, who saw her children only to supervise their baths. And it would even come as a shock to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who had to miss William's very first birthday because of a long-scheduled official trip with Charles to Canada. The duchess' rules: Her duties cannot take her far from London, and overnight trips are forbidden.

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Middleton and Prince William, 31, realize the important of rearing their own son. "They look at their friends and see how they have managed raising a baby while having careers," explained an insider. "They don't see why it should be so different for them."

The goal, said the insider, "is to keep a normal environment around George."

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