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Kate Middleton Will Take Longer Maternity Leave the Second Time Around
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Below is the post “Princess Kate Will Take Longer Maternity Leave the Second Time Around” which originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.

Don't be surprised if Princess Kate stays out of the spotlight in the months after she has her second baby.

As anticipation builds, and the hospital and doctors are preparing to help Kate, 33, welcome a brother or sister for Prince George, 21 months, the princess has decided to take a longer maternity leave than she did last time, a royal source tells PEOPLE.

She has told friends that she wants to fully enjoy the bonding experience for her two children under 2 years old.

"She felt she came back too soon last time," the royal source tells PEOPLE. "She wants to have that [family] and enjoy it with George and the new baby."