Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge Baby 'Defies Tradition By Not Hiring Nanny For Baby George'

Instead couple will have family to help raise their son

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There will be no army of royal nannies for Prince George of Cambridge the first child of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, born earlier this week with the royal couple instead "leaning on family," to look after the little one.

Low key couple Kate and Wills announced the third in line to the throne's name last night, George Alexander Louis, after departing from London for Kate's parents home of Bucklebury, Berkshire less than 48 hours after the Duchess gave birth to the prince.

But when they left Kensington Palace, where they had taken their son the night before, there was no royal nanny with the couple instead it was just the Duchess with her son in the back of the car, while new dad Prince William sat in the passenger seat while a security aide drove.

Kate's parents home in Bucklebury, Berkshire (Splash News)

The couple are said to be keen to be "hands on parents" to their first child and won't be leaving him to nannies. Palace officials reportedly told the MailOnline that the couple had more than enough help, saying: "They have both got families that will care hugely for this baby."

Kate, William and baby George will likely be spending at least the next three weeks at the Duchess' parent's home in Berkshire where they arrived yesterday afternoon. The Prince is currently on two weeks paternity leave from his role as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot, with his wife and child expected to stay with her family when he returns to work in North Wales.

Duchess admits she was "emotional," following birth of son George (Splash News)

For now the palace claim the couple are looking forward to, "private time together, like any new family".

They added: "They just want to get to know their son." 

A tired but radiant Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance just 24 hours after giving birth on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital on Tuesday evening.

Where she admitted being moved by the whole experience, she said: "It's been very emotional. Any parent will know what this feeling is like."

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