By InStyle Staff
Apr 08, 2015 @ 10:41 am
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Don't be surprised if Princess Kate stays out of the spotlight in the months after she has her second baby.

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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.

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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."

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