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Maternity leave for Kate Middleton will be over before she knows it – especially if Queen Elizabeth II has her way! The Queen wants her granddaughter-in-law to return to work only less than a month after giving birth to daughter Princess Charlotte.
The Queen doesn’t want a repeat of the Duchess of Cambridge’s 39-day maternity leave with Prince George, which is why she “got on Kate’s back about getting back to work,” two weeks after the Princess’ birth, Life & Style reports.
“She thinks a month is more than enough time for Kate to take off before she should return to performing her royal duties,” the insider said.
Elizabeth II isn’t wasting any time when it comes to Kate’s first royal engagement after the birth of her daughter, as Kate's set to attend The Queen’s birthday parade on June 13! “It’s a huge public event, an incredible pageant carried out by The Queen’s personal troops,” the source said. “Kate will be on show for it, dressed up in a smart outfit, with the eyes of the world on her.”
Not only does returning to work early mean less bonding time with her daughter, but Kate is also worried because Prince George is entering the terrible twos. “The queen doesn’t have much sympathy,” the source said. “She has made it clear that Kate needs more child care help so she can focus on her royal work.”
At 89 years old, Elizabeth II will need Kate to “step up her official role,” the insider explained. “The Queen also thinks she needs to give Kate more training. After all, Kate will be queen one day.”
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