Britain's Prince William and Duchess Catherine's baby will spend its first six weeks with the Middletons.

Catherine's uncle Gary Goldsmith revealed the royal baby - who is due in July - will live at the duchess' mother Carole Middleton's house initially, which he thinks is a "genius" idea because it will relieve pressure from the Duchess of Cambridge, who was referred to as Kate Middleton prior to her nuptials.

He said: "You just know that the baby is going to be introduced to the public fantastically well. And the fact that they're taking the baby to Carole's for the first six weeks is genius.

"Carole's a brilliant mum - she is 10 years older than me and practised on me - and I think it's the right thing to do. It will take the pressure off Kate."

The entrepreneur believes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make "fabulous" parents and he praised Catherine for helping the royal family to become "more accessible".

He added to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Kate's doing brilliantly in that role. She's made the royal family more accessible. And you throw a baby into that mix - they're going to do it fabulously."