Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly making plans to ensure their new son, third in line to the throne, enjoys a normal childhood.

According to royal insiders, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want Prince George raised away from the limelight akin to his mother's low-profile upbringing.

While William's upbringing was widely publicised, Kate enjoyed a private existence until she started dating her future husband at the University of St. Andrews in 2002.

"William wants to raise George out of the spotlight as much as possible and give him a somewhat normal childhood," a source told Us Weekly.

Unlike his father, who studied at Eton, Prince George will apparently not attend boarding school as both William and Kate are determined to be 'hands on' parents.

"For them to go back to Bucklebury [the Middletons' home village in Berkshire] shows that Kate wants the security and comfort of her family instead of a huge ream of staff," maternity nurse Sarah Dixon told People magazine.

And it seems that the Duke and Duchess already have the support of the royal family.

George's uncle Prince Harry recently stated that he wants "to make sure he has a good upbringing and to keep him out of harm's way and make sure he has fun".

William and Kate welcomed their first son on 22 July. They have since been at Kate's parents' house in Bucklebury, where they're expected to stay for a few weeks as they get to grips with parenthood.

They are expected to return to London later in August, with the christening of baby George taking place soon after.