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Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Royal Pregnancies

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15. Non-Royal Grandparents Were Cut Off
Previously, when a new line of heirs were born into the British monarchy, it was common for non-royal grandparents to be cut off from the family. But in past centuries that was more circumstantial than planned, since British royalty often married foreign kings and queens, causing their kids to be raised hundreds if not thousands of miles away from their grandparents.

In more modern times, things have changed since planes and cars have made it easier to stay connected. But some of that traditional thinking has stuck around, as is evidenced by the backlash Kate Middleton's mother, Carole, received from the British press when it was rumored she planned to live with her daughter for the month following Prince George's birth.