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Wills, Kate not hiring their household staff just yet

June 16, 2011 - Washington

Prince William and Kate have put off hiring household staff for now.

A source said that Kate, 29, doesn't want a housekeeper or dresser at Kensington Palace because she doesn't need one right now.

"New staff for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been put on hold. The move to Kensington Palace will go ahead, but just without the extra household staff. For now," Us magazine quoted another source as saying.

William, 28, and Kate's private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, admitted that it was "a mistake" to advertise for staff for the couple so soon.

"We're going to take it a little slower and review at the end of the year. I've never worked for a woman before, as you'd expect in my life of work," he added.

Although Kate might not have anyone on full-time to help manage her coif, she is enlisting some professional help for her upcoming July 8 visit to California.

"The Duchess of Cambridge plans to bring hairdresser James Pryce with her on the North American tour. The couple will also be bringing an administrative assistant," an insider revealed.


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