Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton celebrated her recent birthday with a simple and intimate meal at home.
The royal, who turned 32 on Jan. 9, held a dinner party at Kensington Palace. Husband Prince William, 31, returned home early from his University of Cambridge classes to celebrate with his wife. William is currently taking a 10-week program on agricultural management that will end in mid-March.
The Duchess' party guests included parents Carole and Michael Middleton, siblings Pippa and James, and her 6-month-old son Prince George. Asking housekeeper Antonella Fresolone make a meal for the group "was easier than going out and leaving George at home," a source told Us Weekly. "She doesn't like a big fuss."
This time last year Middleton was pregnant with her first child, George. He was born July 22, 2013 and the royal couple is now looking for a new nanny to help them with the infant, Daily Mail reported. Their current nanny, 71-year-old Jessie Webb, gave her notice after having reached the end of her contract.
Webb took care of William when he was a child. She had "come out of retirement" to care for young Prince George with the understanding that she would only work for three months, sources close to the couple told the publication.
The couple is especially looking for someone to take with them on their month-long tour of New Zealand and Australia in the spring.
"It took a lot of persuading to get Jessie to take the job in the first place, but she loves William and wanted to help out," said a source. "I can't imagine that she will want to be travelling around the world at her age. If she does, she will need an assistant."