Mother's Day 2014: How Kate, Zara and Autumn are rewriting the rule book as they raise the Queen’s great-grandchildren

In the past few years, there’s been a baby boom in the Royal Family.

Along with Prince William and Kate’s son, Prince George, who was born in July, Peter Phillips and his Canadian wife Autumn have two girls, Savannah, now 3, and Isla, who turns 2 on March 29. The family’s most recent addition came in January when Zara and Mike Tindall welcomed a daughter, Mia.


And while these bundles of joy have brought the entire family together, no one is happier than their mothers – Kate, Autumn and Zara.

So, just how are they raising this new generation of royals?

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For one, these new moms are determined to be hands-on. “When the time comes, I don’t want to have a baby and hand it to somebody else. My family didn’t have nannies. I’d like to raise my own children,” Autumn told Hello! at the time of her marriage.

Busy Kate has the help of a full-time nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. Still, there’s no doubt she’ll remain closely involved in George’s life, just as her own mother was with Kate and her two siblings, Pippa and James. “[Family] is very important to me,” Kate has said.

The women are also turning to each other. Since becoming parents, the longtime friends have grown even closer, passing along sage advice. “Lots of people around me already have babies, so I was able to talk to them,” Zara told Hello!

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