This family member has been ‘indispensable’ through Kate and William’s parenting struggle

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  • Prince William and Kate Middleton may be the most talked-about couple in the world and full-time working royals, but they are also hands-on parents to three miniature royals.

    This can be incredibly time-consuming, with the Duke and Duchess now having a nanny, but the constant form of support and help has come from a very special family member, Carole Middleton.

    Yes, while Kate didn’t have initial help from a nanny, one person who is thought to have stepped up is her mum, with royal insiders crediting Carole Middleton with being a great help for the family of five.

    ‘One of the things that allows William and Kate to be so ordinary is the presence of the Middletons in their lives,’ royal expert Katie Nicholl explained on True Royalty’s documentary, Kate Middleton: Heir we go again. ‘She turns up to help with bedtime and bath time. She is absolutely indispensable.’

    Royal reporter Simon Vigar added: ‘Mummy and Daddy Middleton are absolutely crucial to this story, going right back ten years and all through the courtship. Carole is very involved in the upbringing of George and looking after her eldest daughter Kate when she was ill with this extreme morning sickness. For many weeks, Kate was at home in Berkshire with mum and dad and Grandma Middleton was taking up the strain.’

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