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A behind-the-scenes look at Prince George's first year



By BRIAN BALTHAZAR

He's already been dubbed "His Royal Cuteness" and "Gorgeous George," but for most royal watchers, Prince George, or rather, "His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge," is largely a mystery. Now, as he prepares to celebrate his first birthday on July 22nd, Vanity Fair is revealing a behind-the-scenes look back at the youngster's first year, and the sometimes rocky – and colicky- road for parents William and Kate.

Contributor Kate Nicholl uncovered that while the little Royal's few public appearances seemed to go off without a hitch, the early days were anything but easy on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who initially didn't want to hire a nanny.

Writes Nicholl, "The early weeks however, were testing. George was a hungry baby who cried often... After much thought and deliberation, they agreed they needed some help."

Help initially came in the form of 71-year-old Jessie Webb, William's own former nanny, who came out of retirement to offer help until they found a more permanent solution.

The couple was reluctant to use an agency, and Spanish-born Maria Teresa Turrion Borallo was recommended by a friend. With 20 years of child care under her belt and professional training at an exclusive institution, her credentials include experience in self-defense, high-speed driving, and dealing with paparazzi.

Even with the extra help, the new parents' demonstrated a commitment to spending as much time with the young Prince as possible, and despite a hectic calendar, wanted to make sure "very few evening engagements were scheduled, so that William and Kate could be home for George's bath and bedtime."

The report, which chronicles the-behind-the-scenes efforts to control the baby's exposure to photographers, (pictures of the prince remain in high demand) describes George as "a perfect combination of his mother and father... Kate's dark eyes and distinguished eyebrows and William's nose and smile." And while George is now on to solid foods, the article reveals that one of his go-to baby food staples were a Greek-style yoghurt with kale, strawberries and amaranth.

As for speculation about when Prince George will have a sibling, Nicholl reports that there are rumors among the couple's friends that they plan to try this summer.

The August issue of Vanity Fair will be available in New York and Los Angeles in print and digitally on July 10. The magazine will be on national newsstands and available in an audio edition July 15.

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kristin July 08 2014 at 6:04 AM

For the people who are being rude and speaking badly about this young family shame on you. You sound very petty and spiteful. How do you know that William and Kate didn't take the time to be with their child? How can you blame "her" for naming the baby "George" I am sure that both parents had a hand in naming him. William gave Kate his mother's ring because he wanted her to have it. If you don't like her don't read about her but you don't need to make snide, rude comments. If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all

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lawrencefishberg July 08 2014 at 5:48 AM

For aol to continue to put stories up about these glorified welfare recipients is both repellent snd repugnant...they are sorry wastes of time and a bigger embarrassment are those who find these so-called "royals" the least bit interesting....pathetic.

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kathymathtutor July 08 2014 at 3:26 AM

STOP PUTTING THIS UGLY SLAG IN THE NEWS. NO ONE CARES ABOUT HER. She is not now and will never be Princess Diana. NEVER.

Personally? I'd like to dig my nails into her fake eyes, rip her face off and put it in the recycling bin it's so fake and plastic.

She needs to take Princess Diana's ring off already.

Stop shoving her in our faces every chance you get. "Oh wimbeldon? She wore a dress!" "Movie thing? She flipped her hair!" NO ONE CARES.

She's an ugly, spolied rich brat who must have been a nightmare to be around in college (to cover her dating Harry) and she's nothing but an ugly slag now. STOP. Just STOP.

Unless you know, you're her parents and hold the copyright to photos of england's future king. Because really, everything about her is for sale.

And "Waitey Katey"? Not such a good idea to wait until you're in your thirties to have a lot of children. Those fertility treatments must be costing the people a fortune. Good thing you don't have to pay them, SLAG

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Joi July 08 2014 at 4:56 AM

This is America, can you say America? Do the majority of us really give a hoot about that entire Welfare Family that lives in England? Does the majority of us really think this baby is cute? Does America have cute babies? I would think so and far cuter that George. Ain't his fault, however, for his looks will end up exactly like the rest of the Welfare Family. Eyes that slant down on their ends, big nose, big ears, and all you need do is look at what all of the Welfare Families looked like through the ages to get a good hint. I've yet to see an English male that made me drool and I dare say the same goes for most English women when I ask my male friends of their opinion. The majority have bad teeth too. Crooked, yellow, and very small. I'm not trying to be mean here, am just telling it like it is. Just 'cause this kid is in line to the Throne, being that he's the newest Welfare recipient, it doesn't mean he's the cutest kid on the Planet. Eh, take a good look at his Grandpa

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mcager July 08 2014 at 12:23 AM

More than likely it was a rocky first year for his nannies. They were the ones who dealt with him when he cried, not his parents.

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jmac4110 mcager July 08 2014 at 11:02 AM

Did you read the article?... of course, why do that.... the couple tried on their own but had problems, so Wm's nanny was called to help, kinda like, my mom, called in when I was scared to death of a crying baby... but hey, lets not give them a break..... cause their RICH..

Kate & Wm are hands on parents & the fact that you didnt know that, shows once again, that trolling to incite & show your petty jealousies, against ANY & ALL topics, is a job for the trully worthless....

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Lore mcager July 08 2014 at 12:06 PM

Hello, did you not read the article? Go away and spare us, please. You sound more like a trashy Kimye fan.

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Janice July 08 2014 at 7:26 AM

Did u ever think the people around u feel the same way about you. Do u or could u ever say anything nice about anyone. NO Get a life and crawl back into the hole u live in.

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Greeneyes July 08 2014 at 8:38 AM

Well what did they expect? He is a baby and will cry. They do need to be fed and changed. But they are young and probably did not know what to expect. That is common for young parents.

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chefjohnp July 08 2014 at 8:07 AM

That is one cute kid! Wonder if he needs a chef???

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ccm989 July 08 2014 at 8:51 AM

What an adorable baby! So nice to see a royal involved with the raising of her child. So many parents, (royal or not), dump their kids on someone else.

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MAD_DAWG1 July 08 2014 at 8:51 AM

No body cares.
If you do move over there

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