Royal Family Covers People, Reveals "Lovely Little" Life in the Country

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Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and little Princess Charlotte cover the new issue of People magazine. What a precious moment.

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George, who turns 2 on July 22, and Charlotte, who was born just 10 weeks ago, joined mom and dad for an adorable family photo at home.

Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton brought the kids together for the shoot on the heels of their first photos of Charlotte's christening.

William, who begins his job as an air ambulance pilot this week, offered some new glimpses into the couple's domestic life as parents of two.

"It's fantastic having a lovely little family and I am so thrilled," he said.

It is at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, the countryside of England where they have chosen to put down roots, something that has surprised many.

Why? Because it replicates not his upbringing, but his wife's.

The life they have experienced among friends and at Kate's parents' home in Bucklebury is what they are most seeking to emulate for their kids.

"William likes nothing more than sitting around a table at mealtimes and having a good laugh," a friend tells the magazine for its cover story.

Locals report that the couple is "settling in nicely," at the country estate, with Kate even spotted out "driving through [the village] on her own."

William, will make the hour-long commute to Cambridge for his medi-vac work, becomes the first senior heir to the throne to hold a civilian job.

Previously, he was a search-and-rescue pilot in the Royal Air Force.

"I feel doing a job like this really helps with grounding the core of what I am trying to become," he told the BBC as he started the work.

"Just trying to be a good guy, trying to do what you can, trying be a decent individual, thoughtful," said the heir to the British throne.

"Qualities in people that you would want to be associated with."

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