Carole Middleton Has Arrived at Kensington Palace

Caroline Hallemann
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From Town & Country

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aren't wanting for household help. The royal couple has a staff of people to assist them in the days following their third child's birth, but sometimes grandma just knows best.

Kate's mother Carole Middleton has arrived at Kensington Palace, not only to meet her grandson, the yet-to-be named prince, but also to help out with George and Charlotte, while Will and Kate care for the new royal baby.

According to People, Middleton "adores being a granny and always tells people, 'I’m loving it.'"

Middleton was seen with Kate's brother, James Middleton, at the royal residence yesterday. She was also spotted picking Prince George up from school, for a little quality time with grandma.

Aunt Pippa, who is reportedly expecting a child of her own, also stopped by the palace yesterday to meet her nephew.

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On the other side of the family, Prince Charles will reportedly meet the baby today. He has been in France for Anzac Day memorial services, but he's already expressed his joy over the royal family's new addition.

"We are both so pleased at the news," reads a statement from both Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. "It is a great joy to have another grandchild, the only trouble is I don’t know how I am going to keep up with them."

Royal watchers everywhere are hoping the little one's name is announced today. While Prince George and Princess Charlotte's names were both shared publicly two days after their birth, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opted to wait a little longer with their third child.

As royal commentator Victoria Arbiter told T&C earlier this month, "The reasoning is perhaps two fold. On one hand there's a desire to inform the families before a public declaration is made and any new parent appreciates having a little private time to get to know their new addition before the onslaught of announcements," she said via email.

"Royals, however, also have to consider the great responsibility in naming a new member of the family and I expect they want to be a hundred percent certain of their choice before announcing the name and sealing the baby's place in history."

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