“[Kate's] parents are an enduring factor in the upbringing of their grandchildren,” a palace insider tells PEOPLE
In addition to husband Prince William, who has cleared his calendar to be by Kate’s side and support their family, her parents, Mike and Carole Middleton, "will be there to lend support," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's issue.
The couple lives a short car ride away in Bucklebury, Berkshire, and is a constant presence in their grandchildren's lives, often having Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, over for sleepovers.
“Her parents are an enduring factor in the upbringing of their grandchildren,” says a palace insider. “And they will be a reassuring presence when she goes back to Windsor to recuperate.”
William, 41, is expected to extend his time away from public duties for a few more days to assist Kate in transitioning back to home life, a royal source tells PEOPLE.
Kate and William will also have the support of their longtime nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, who has been with the family since George was 8 months old.
A close family friend says the couple doesn’t have “a huge private staff” and “as a result, William is really hands-on.”
“He doesn’t want any mistakes made with the next generation. He wants to give them a proper upbringing and lots of love. That is foremost in his mind,” the friend says in this week’s issue.
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Adds Robert Hardman, author of The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy, “We know they are a very tight family unit, and he wants to be there for them. So much of what they do with those kids is about normalizing life and not making them feel like they are in a special gilded cage.”
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