It appears Prince William and Kate Middleton’s sleepless nights are over. Shortly after welcoming their daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, the Duke of Cambridge said he and his wife were being kept up by the infant and her nearly 2-year-old brother, Prince George. Five weeks later, things appear to have taken a welcome turn.
According to People magazine, Prince Charles was overheard discussing his grandchildren during a tea at the Clarence House in London on Wednesday. At the party the 66-year-old royal told guest Geoff Bradley that the princess, whose first photos were released June 6, is finally allowing her parents to get some well-deserved rest. He added that she has been “much easier” on the Duke and Duchess than her older brother was.
“He was saying Princess Charlotte does sleep through the night and it was much easier on mum than Prince George,” Bradley revealed.
Just two weeks after her May 2 birth, Prince William told the English women’s soccer team he was “really enjoying being a father” again, but that Princess Charlotte wasn’t sleeping through the night. Team captain Steph Houghton said he told them that was the reason he had been “looking a little bit tired” at the time of his visit. He also shared that Prince George “never stops moving!”
William and Kate have been enjoying “a period of calm” with their children in the English countryside in recent weeks. Just a few days after leaving the hospital following their daughter's birth, the pair moved their family of four into their 10-bedroom home, Anmer Hall, in the small village of Norfolk. Unfortunately, William’s paternity leave was brief; the 32-year-old returned to work as an ambulance pilot on June 1. Still, the couple reportedly opted not to hire any extra help, allowing them to really get a feel for life with their newest addition. They did, however, bring along their full-time nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, and have had plenty of visits from Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton.
The couple are gearing up to celebrate Princess Charlotte’s christening, on July 5. The 5-week-old is slated to be baptized at St. Mary Magdalene Church, the same place the late Princess Diana, for whom she is named, had hers many years ago. The ceremony will be performed by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who also baptized Prince George.