- (Photo: Reuters/Michael Middleton/The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
William and Catherine took their son, Prince George, to meet his paternal great-grandfather, Prince Philip for the first time since his birth. Philip has been sick and was unable to meet his great-grandson after his birth in July.
The younger royal family flew a private jet to Balmoral, where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been vacationing since July. This marks the baby's first airplane ride and trip to Balmoral. The family will stay with their grandparents, as well as Prince Andrew and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla for a full week before flying back home.
William has spare time on his hands now that he has been relieved from his duty in the Royal Air Force. He is taking time off to transition to full-time royal duties and fatherhood. Just this weekend he, along with brother Harry and sister-in-law Pippa Middleton, attended the wedding of a friend. Kate, meanwhile, apparently stayed home with baby George.
The family is still getting used to being away from Kate's family and has hired nanny Jessie Webb to help with the care of the infant. Webb helped take care of William when he was a boy and has recently been seen in public with Kate. She has always been a part of his life, being a guest of honor at his 21st birthday and wedding.
"The truth is she loves William very much and was happy to do anything she could to help out," a friend told the Daily Mail.
"William has fond memories of Jessie and they've put the idea to her that she comes back," a former colleague told Sunday People. "I think she's very flattered."
Even though the couple initially wanted to raise George completely on their own, they have realized that they need help in keeping up with their parental and royal duties. They did, however, take care of George without the aid of a nanny for the first full month of his life, which is new for the British royal family.