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By Rebecca Merriman On May 2, 2013

Duchess Of Cambridge 'Preparing Humble Nursery' For Royal Baby

Kate Middleton has been frugal when it comes to designing home for her child

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has been busy planning for her child's first nursery though insiders have insisted she's been "frugal" when it comes to going overboard on extravagant decorations.

The soon-to-be mum, whose first child is due in July, has reportedly insisted the nursery where her child will sleep is simple yet elegant at Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace where the couple will make their home.

“They have a small nursery prepped, but it’s humble,” a source told Us Weekly. “Kate felt it wasn’t worth the money to go all-out.”

But according to the source the Duchess will have the child sleeping with her, during the first few weeks after the birth.

The insider added: "For the precious first weeks, Kate wants the baby to sleep in their room.”

Kate Middleton shows off growing baby bump (WENN)

But it's not the only nursery Kate's planning, as the couple are set to move into a 20 room apartment in Kensington Palace, known as Flat 1A, where the royal is planning a more elaborate design.

Kate and her mum Carole were spotted out last week shopping at Blue Almond, Kensington Palace, where they purchased a £295 baby basket.

While Carole is clearly helping her with the decorations for the nursery reports the grandmother-to-be would be moving in with her daughter have been slammed as false. It had been claimed Kate would be living with her parents at their new mansion in Berkshire, however insiders have insisted it's not true.

“There are no formal plans for her to move in with her mum in Bucklebury,” a source told E! News. “But after Will’s paternity leave — currently expected to be two weeks — Kate will spend most of her time between London and Bucklebury.”

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