Prince George may be the future King of England, but Prince William and Kate Middleton are bringing up a thoroughly modern baby. After welcoming their son on July 22, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 31, headed to Middleton's parents' home in Bucklebury, England, to live a quiet life while adjusting to parenthood.
The first royal order of business was simple: sleep. What followed at the Middleton house became a blissful routine. Wake up. Tend to George. Eat. Repeat. Dinners might mean a simple Italian meal cooked with help of housekeeper Antonella Fresolone. And even with two future kings of England at the table, "there's no special treatment," a family source tells Us Weekly. "William still has to help load the dishwasher after dinner. The same will apply to George when he's a grown boy."
The parents are making good on their plans to give Prince George Alexander Louis -- or Georgie, as Prince Charles predicts he'll be nicknamed -- a happy, pressure-free childhood.
Now, as the pair spend their weeks in Bucklebury getting to know their bundle of joy, parenthood is as rewarding as they might have imagined. "They're loving it," says a source close to the couple. "Every day is bringing new things to learn."
Though Fresolone has been offering an extra set of hands at diaper and feeding times, the couple have no nanny, nor do they have plans to hire one for some time. "They're doing as much as they can by themselves," says the family source. "The baby is always with one of them, or asleep."
And it sounds like the new parents have been a doing a great job raising a healthy, growing little boy. A mutual pal of the couple tells Us, "He already looks really different from when he was in the hospital!"