In spite of rumors that surfaced last week about Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William employing a housekeeper-dresser, it was announced that the couple will stick to leading a simple life.
It was announced that Middleton planned to hire a joint housekeeper and dresser to serve her and her husband in their apartment at Kensington Palace in London. Middleton, though, does not feel it is necessary to have one, her chief aide said. The couple will also be living primarily in Anglesey, Wales.
The couple's private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, told reporters that he mistakenly announced the news of the housekeeper. He said that after their April wedding Prince William and Kate's lives were in a time of flux.
Maybe it was precipitous on my part. I am beginning to find out the infrastructures we need to support a young couple. It's the first time I've worked for a lady, he said.
Despite not having a housekeeper, Middleton will travel with a small entourage when she visits Canada and California. Her hairdresser James Pryce will accompany her, as well as a secretary, two press secretaries, Lowther-Pinkerton and an assistant private secretary, according to a report by People.
Also accompanying the couple on their trip will be Sir David Manning, a former diplomat, who has served as an advisor for Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate.