Kate Middleton and Prince William have missed seeing Prince George crawl for the first time, a US tabloid suggests.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have missed seeing Prince George crawl for the first time according to a US tabloid    Reuters

Kate Middleton and Prince William already get unwanted media attention and scrutiny into the minutiae of their private and official lives. Now add to that a relentless probing of their parenting style and choices.

After the wave of recent reports on Prince George's new Spanish nanny, a US tabloid now claims the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge missed one of their baby's first milestone moment, his first crawl.

A report in the latest print issue of entertainment and gossip magazine, US Weekly, suggests George made his first crawling move while William and Kate were away on a romantic holiday in Maldives early this month.

According to the report, George crawled for the first time at the Bucklebury home of Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

While George's maternal grandparents would most probably have captured the royal baby's first crawl on a camera, William and Kate would never be able to rewind time to witness that "first moment".

However, a source told the magazine that the royal couple still have many such "firsts" of George's life to cherish.

"William and Kate are excited about the many milestones ahead," the insider told the magazine.

"George already has a tiny tooth coming in. And his cheeks are chubbier than ever!"

Tabloid reports apart, it is likely William and Kate won't miss any new developments in George's life from now on, since the royal baby will accompany them on their three-week trip to New Zealand and Australia in April.

George's new nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, will also accompany the royal family on the trip. She is the first European nanny to look after an heir to the British throne.