Kate Middleton, the Duchess Of Cambridge will defy tradition once again next year as she plans her very first trip away with baby Prince George.
According to reports, Prince George's nanny, 71-year-old Jessie Webb, will be unable to join Kate Middleton, Prince William and the tiny royal on tour, so Duchess Kate has come up with the next best thing – her mum, Carole. While it's yet to be revealed how Carole Middleton herself feels about the idea, royal sources tell The Mirror today that 58-year-old Carole is the couple's best best option after Prince William's former nanny, Jessie.
A source told the tabloid: 'They don’t want just anyone helping out in Australia and think Carole would be perfect.
'William has always admired the close relationship between Carole and Michael and how they’ve raised their children in such a happy environment. That’s what he wants for George, so he and Kate are enlisting their help whenever they can.'
Kate has attended an incredible nine engagements since giving birth to Prince George in July and each one has remained close to her home, be it in Anglesey or Kensington Palace, so the Duchess hasn't had to venture too far from her son.
It's thought that the Duke and Duchess are planning to follow in Prince Charles and Princess Diana's footsteps by travelling to Australia with their baby son in the new year. Prince William visited the country as a nine-month-old baby back in 1983, but stayed behind with the nanny on a remote farm in New South Wales while his parents carried out their royal duties.
It's going to be an exciting year for baby George… and Carole too, if she accepts. We'll bring you more on the royal tour in the coming weeks...