How the Duchess of Cambridge is preparing for two children under two

By: Carli Whitwell

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived home in London after a family holiday on the Caribbean island of Mustique and almost immediately returned to her royal duties.

But here’s hoping she savours that feeling of rest and relaxation. It’s important now more than ever as the expectant mother, who is in the third trimester of her pregnancy, counts down until the arrival of she and Prince William’s second child this spring.

Come April, they are set to become members of the two-under-two club, a term for parents juggling the needs of a newborn and a spirited toddler on the cusp of the terrible twos. And, with just over two months to go until her due date, Kate and William will be keen to ensure George’s transition from only child to older sibling is as smooth as it can be.

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How just will they manage that? In the new issue of Hello! Canada experts weigh in on the royal couple’s plans – including how they can prepare George for a sibling and the support they can rely on. “Any offers should be grabbed with both hands,” says Celia Anderson, author of Two Under Two: Coping With a Baby and Toddler.

Pick up the special double issue of Hello! Canada – on newsstands Feb. 12 – for more insider details on William and Kate’s plans for when baby comes.

Our senior writer Carli Whitwell (@CarliWhitwell) has been a pop culture junkie since childhood when she fell head over heels for Home Improvement's Jonathan Taylor Thomas. She helms our movie and health sections.

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