Kate Middleton’s Parents ‘Spoiling Prince George Rotten’ As Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Come Under Fire For Luxury Holiday

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have jetted off to the island paradise of the Maldives for a week long holiday in the sun, but were they right to leave their eight-month-old son Prince George in the care of his doting grandparents?

The royal couple will be under-taking a jam-packed schedule when they head Down Under for their third tour as a duo next month, so it’s unsurprising they’ve opted for a private break of their own.

According to The Mirror, the couple touched down on a British Airways flight on Friday morning arriving at 9.45am at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport where security immediately took them to a luxurious VIP lounge to rest after the long journey.

Kate and Wills are said to be staying an a new private resort in the Maldives, where they spent their honeymoon in 2011.

It’s believed little George is being looked after by Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton at their family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire while the Duke and Duchess enjoy their week-long break.

According to a family insider, the Middletons are taking the opportunity to spend lots of quality time with their first grandchild. “[They are] spoiling him rotten, just like any other grandparents,” the source has told People Magazine. “They are just overwhelmed to be grandparents. They are helping out in whatever way they can and wherever they are able to – you always do with your own family, don’t you?”

While Prince George is no doubt in great hands with his grandparents, that hasn’t stopped some commentators from hitting out at Kate and William’s decision to holiday without their young son.

Sunday People columnist and former Loose Woman Carol McGiffin has written a piece today for the paper in which she states: “I am a tad disappointed in Wills and Kate for going away without baby George and leaving him at home with a new nanny and Grandma and Grandad Middleton”.

“Of course, he’ll be safe and he may not even notice his parents have gone. But what I don’t understand is why they’d want to leave him for so long so soon. Some experts argue new parents need a break from babies. Why? I don’t have kids but I know that if I did I would not be going on holiday without them, especially when they are barely eight months old”.

Despite the fact Kate has been spending most of her time with her son since his birth last summer, even taking him on a family trip to the island of Mustique last month, Carol adds: “If I was a mother I’d want to be a full-time, hands-on one who stayed at home if at all possible”.

Meanwhile Mumsnet users have also hit out at another royal holiday, with one posting: “I like them but am shocked by this, just makes me think they are the same old royals .??.??. Can’t imagine choosing to be so far from my baby for so long”.

Do you think Kate and William were right to leave Prince George at home?