duchess kate prince william aug 30 13 gi Duchess Kate and Prince William 'doing brilliantly' as parents, Kate's uncle saysGood news, those concerned with the future king of England’s well-being: Duchess Catherine and Prince William are getting the hang of parenting.

That’s the word from Gary Goldsmith, the former Kate Middleton‘s uncle (he’s the brother of Kate’s mom, Carole), who says the royal couple are “doing absolutely brilliantly” as parents to six-week-old George.

“Kate has her feet so solidly on the ground, and William knows his own mind. They will be absolutely perfect and are a proper couple who are madly in love,” Goldsmith tells U.K. magazine Grazia.

“They’re incredibly modern,” he adds. “They’ll be everywhere together. I don’t think they will pass the responsibility of their babies to other people. They will be involved in everything George does, and you’ll see them as a unit of three now rather than a unit of two.”

Goldsmith is also looking forward to Kate’s younger sister Pippa getting married — whenever it may happen. (Reports over the weekend that she was engaged turned out to be false.)

“It’s hard for anyone entering this family because you’re going to be in the spotlight,” Goldsmith tells the magazine. “So I imagine Pips and [younger brother] James will date for a while before they make the leap, simply out of courtesy for the other person to understand what it’s like.”

Posted by:Rick Porter