The Duchess of Cambridge will welcome her third baby in April (which is very, very soon) and while she’ll be doing all the heavy lifting, there’s a team behind her ensuring things run as smoothly as possible.
Kate’s mum, Carole Middleton, has been a vital part of her “village” and this time around will be no different. Kate has previously spent those early newborn weeks at her mum and dad’s place in Bucklebury and we expect this time will be the same. No doubt it’s a relief to be far from the media’s prying eyes and have trusted, extra hands (and the comforts of home) on tap.
Hands-on dad Prince William will be present at the birth of royal baby number three, as he was when Charlotte and George arrived. It’s expected the big event will take place at the hospital where the pair’s first two children were born. Prince George (who is now four, was born on 22 July 2013 at St Mary’s Hospital in London) and Princess Charlotte (who is now two, was born on 2 May 2015, also at St Mary’s).
Kate and William have a live-in nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, to help care for George and Charlotte. It’s expected she will be in charge when Kate goes into labour and will be on hand when the exciting news about a new baby sibling’s arrival is broken. Maria has been with the family since 2014 and has accompanied them in numerous trips across the globe.
Kate recently ran into Midwife Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, who was one of a team who helped with Charlotte’s St Mary’s birth. We wonder if she will also be present at the birth of this new little royal …
“Supporting families at the birth of their baby – including future kings and queens – is hugely rewarding and we’re very grateful to have the Duchess of Cambridge’s support for the nursing profession,” Professor Dunkley-Bent said recently.
Doctors Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston helped to deliver Prince George and Princess Charlotte at St Mary’s, so it’s possible that they’ll also be charged with overseeing the safe arrival of baby number three. Interestingly, Dr Farthing is the Queen’s surgeon-gynaecologist and obstetrician. Dr Thorpe-Beeston is also a surgeon-gynaecologist to the royal household, as well a specialist in high-risk pregnancies.
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Her private secretary
Catherine Quinn is Kate’s new secretary, and we expect she’ll be in charge of logistics wrangling as this baby’s birthday creeps closer.
Ms Quinn was once chief operating officer at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and her philanthropic experience is further proof that Kate’s determined to make sure her royal role makes a difference.
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Meet Kate's Angels: Duchess invited her PA Natasha Archer (3rd r) & hairdresser Amanda Cook-Tucker (2nd r) for Queen's Garden Party at Buck Palace. Left is photographer Chris Jackson who is rumored item with Natasha Archer 💕💕💕// 📷 Rebecca English via Twitter, May/24/2016 #kate #katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge #entourage #gardenparty #buckinghampalace #natashaarcher #amandacooktucker #styleicon #elegance #teamkate #royals #royalbuzz
Her glam squad
Hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker and stylist Natasha Archer are the genius team behind Kate’s post-baby look, no doubt set to balance polished royal with postpartum exhaustion brilliantly!
Amanda knows her way around an up do and has been working with Kate since 2012, and Natasha is very often seen lugging fancy dress bags and hat boxes in the wake of the Duchess.
They say it takes a village, but in this case it might be more like a small nation!
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