Vanity Fair got an inside look at Kate Middleton's life now that she has a tiny royal to take care of, thanks to a preview of an upcoming biography by Katie Nicholl. Before they even got married, Prince William assured Kate that her parents would be involved in their grandchildren's lives, and that Kate could remain close to Carole and Michael Middleton. That's why, when she, William, and the baby moved into her parents' home after Prince George was born, William stuck up for Kate even though the palace wasn't happy about the expense and work required.
"I’m not sure the Queen was entirely in favor of the idea of them all moving to Bucklebury," says a family member. "It was certainly not the norm, but it was what Kate wanted, and William supported her and made it happen." Kate, William, and George got their own wing of the house, and for the first few weeks George slept in a Moses basket near Kate. Carole made fruit smoothies in the morning, and Kate also enjoyed muesli bars, a favorite snack. Siblings Pippa and James visited often, but Carole kept other visitors limited, so friends sent gifts including cashmere clothes and blankets and Kate's favorite candles and bath oil. Vanity Fair also has a look at Kate's early years from the biography, including her first kiss and her crush on Tom Cruise. (Read more Kate Middleton stories.)