KATE’S MUM CAROLE TO BE WITH HER AT BIRTH OF FIRST CHILD

Don’t call the midwife, call mum! Carole Middleton is trained to deliver  babies so could help daughter Kate

  • Carole, 58, attended BA’s Cranebank centre  in 1976
  • She learned how to cope with women going  into labour
  • Duchess of Cambridge will live with parents  for six weeks following birth

 

The 58-year-old received emergency midwife  training at a British Airways training centre in 1976.

During the training Carole learned how to cope if a passenger should go into  labour while onboard.

 
Call the midwife? No need! Carole Middleton was trained how to cope with passengers going into labour during her air hostess training back in 1976

Call the midwife? No need! Carole Middleton was trained  how to cope with passengers going into labour during her air hostess training  back in 1976

Carole attended BA’s Cranebank centre in west  London in 1976, and learned to cope with a whole host of  emergencies.

According to OK! magazine’s former royal  correspondent Marcia Moody, who wrote Kate: A Biography, Carole’s training was  like ‘an antiquated finishing school’.

 

 

She wrote: ‘They were taught how to be good  listeners, how to maintain good eye contact and always have a smile on their  face.

‘Many people commented on how composed the  Middletons were at the royal wedding and it struck me that Carole’s training  provided exactly the right sort of skillset you might need to be a member of the  Royal Family.

 
Fully trained: Carole attended BA's Cranebank centre in west London in 1976, and learned to cope with a whole host of emergencies, so could help daughter Kate when she goes into labour

Fully trained: Carole attended BA’s Cranebank centre in  west London in 1976, and learned to cope with a whole host of emergencies, so  could help daughter Kate when she goes into labour

‘I’m sure part of it has rubbed off on  Kate.’

In a break with royal tradition,  Kate, 31,  has said she will not employ a maternity nurse after the  birth. Instead, she  will live with her parents for at least the first  six weeks after leaving  hospital.

Kate’s decision to stay at home with her parents following the birth means a future  monarch  will be starting life in a commoner’s home in Berkshire rather than in  the splendour of a royal residence.

Kate says she ‘just feels safest and most  secure’ with her family and  believes that no one could be better placed to  teach her about bringing  up a baby than her mother, who has three children of  her own.

She will particularly need her advice and  moral support when Prince William returns to work as a helicopter pilot after  taking his paternity leave.

Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton,  recently bought a £4.85million  Georgian manor in rural Berkshire with plenty of  space for their first  grandchild to run around.

 
Whilst Wills is away: Kate will particularly need her mother's advice and moral support when Prince William returns to work as a helicopter pilot after taking his paternity leave

Whilst Wills is away: Kate will particularly need her  mother’s advice and moral support when Prince William returns to work as a  helicopter pilot after taking his paternity leave

 
Proud grandparents-to-be: Michael and Carole Middleton, recently bought a £4.85million Georgian manor in rural Berkshire and Carole has apparently been busy redecorating ahead of the birth

Proud grandparents-to-be: Michael and Carole Middleton,  recently bought a £4.85million Georgian manor in rural Berkshire and Carole has  apparently been busy redecorating ahead of the birth

A recent visitor said Carole, who is ‘over  the moon’ at the prospect of  being a grandmother, and has been busy overseeing  the redecoration of the house –  including the installation of a new kitchen and  ‘nursery-style’ room.

‘Carole fully intends to be part of this  baby’s life and Catherine, for her  part, plans to spend a lot of time with her  parents, especially while  she is waiting for the new apartment to be  completed,’ they said.

‘And surely it is no bad thing this little  prince or princess is given a taste of life outside of the Royal  Family?’

 
Break with tradition: Kate, 31, has said she will not employ a maternity nurse after the birth. Instead, she will live with her parents for at least the first six weeks after leaving hospital as that is where she feels most comfortable

Break with tradition: Kate, 31, has said she will not  employ a maternity nurse after the birth. Instead, she will live with her  parents for at least the first six weeks after leaving hospital as that is where  she feels most comfortable