Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince William’s son Prince Louis, aged seven months, in April. This meant she was unable to join her husband went he went on a week-long royal private working trip to Africa in September. The Duchess of Cambridge remained in the UK with Louis, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince George, five. When William was in Namibian capital Windhoek he revealed that his wife was very jealous of him.
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The reason behind Kate’s jealousy was that William would be able to enjoy several nights of good sleep on the trip.
William said in a speech at the British High Commissioner’s residence: “I’m delighted to be visiting Namibia for the first time.
“I’m only sorry that my wife Catherine is not able to join me – she is immensely jealous.
“Particularly as I’m looking forward to a few good uninterrupted nights’ sleep this week away from my wonderful children.”
The Duchess, who is considered very much a hands-on mother, returned to royal duty on at the start of October.
Kate and William also employ a nanny to look after their children. Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, was trained at the elite Norland School for nannies which teaches its students how to care for the children of the rich and famous.
As part of her training at the Bath-based elite institute, graduates are warned that any who use physical punishment will be struck off because they are taught to believe “a child is never naughty.”
Writer Louise Heren, who co-wrote a book about Norland nannies and spent a year at the college making a TV documentary, said: “They will never ever smack. They will be struck off if they do. A child is never naughty but the behaviour is.”
Heren said Borrallo would earn around £38,000-a-year as a live-in help to Kate and William’s growing brood and will have been trained not to impose strict rules.
Now Kate is back to royal duty she can return to accompanying William on royal visits.
Kate and William visited Cyprus on Wednesday to deliver gifts to UK service personnel who will be on duty over Christmas.
The royal couple made the visit without their young children, however.
As it is still during term time, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be at school.
Prince George who is five is in Year One and three-year-old Charlotte attends Nursery.
During the trip to Cyprus, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in what was surely a nod to her stylish sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, wide leg trousers and a tailored blazer.
She teamed them with a white silk top and a £666 recycled khaki blazer from Canadian brand Smythe.