As Kate Middleton prepares to welcome her second child — she's due later this month! — with husband Prince William, the pregnant royal is making sure she takes time for herself after she gives birth.
According to a new report, the Duchess of Cambridge, 33, has told those in her inner circle she would like to take a longer maternity leave this time around to ensure she's able to bond with her new baby and son Prince George, 21 months.
Kate, William and Baby George in July 2013. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"She felt she came back too soon last time," a royal insider explained. "She wants to have that [family time] and enjoy it with George and the new baby."
Sources additionally told 'People' Kate's father-in-law, Prince Charles, 66, fully supports her wishes to stay out of the spotlight and wants William, 32, and his family to have as much of a normal life as possible.
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Following George's birth in July 2013, Kate returned to her royal duties — less than two months later — that September when she and her husband attended London's Tusk Conservation Awards.
Kate and William at the Tusk Conservation Awards on Sept. 12, 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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