Where's a time machine when you really need one? Prince William and Kate Middleton missed an important milestone in their son's life while on their first baby-free holiday earlier this month. The Duke, 31, and the Duchess, 32, were away on vacation when 8-month-old Prince George crawled for the very first time, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
The seminal moment for their little one occurred while the royal couple were enjoying some well-deserved R&R at the Maldives' five-star Cheval Blanc Randheli resort in early March. During their week-long getaway, Prince George stayed with his maternal grandparents, Carole and Michael Middleton, at their home in Bucklebury, England.
Fortunately for the Duke and Duchess, their little heir still has plenty of big firsts ahead of him. "William and Kate are excited about the many milestones ahead," the insider tells Us. "George already has a tiny tooth coming in. And his cheeks are chubbier than ever!"
There's also his first public tour coming up in April. As previously reported, Prince William and his wife will take their son on a three-week trip to Australia and New Zealand, where they are expected to visit 13 major cities. They'll be joined by their new nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.
"She's the first foreign nanny to look after a future British monarch," a second source tells Us Weekly of the Spanish-born Borrallo, 43, who was trained at London's Norland College. Adds a palace rep: "The Duke and Duchess are of course delighted she has chosen to join them."
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