Carole Middleton ready to 'step back' from special role to focus on being a 'granny' to George, Charlotte and Louis

Carole Middleton is said to be ready to embrace life as a grandmother to her royal grandkids

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Carole Middleton is reportedly ready to take a step back from the business side of her life in order to embrace being a 'granny' to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and her other grandkids. 

Carole Middleton is reportedly going to 'step back' from her Party Pieces business in order to spend more time with her six grandchildren including Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Kate Middleton's mom started her business empire from her kitchen table and now friends claim the businesswoman is preparing to step away from the firm.

The countdown to the King's coronation is on, with many people asking how to watch King Charles coronation in the UK or US as the historic event is reportedly costing more than $124m (£100 million)  for the weekend events which includes a coronation concert.

There's plenty of opportunity to sell party ware to those planning coronation street parties and Party Pieces even has its own range of themed merchandise for people to purchase online.

But it's understood that Kate's parents, Carole, 68, and her husband Michael, 73, have decided it's time to retire and it's hoped they can sell the business to investors who will keep the brand going.

With two investors and the Middleton's already in the company, it's hoped they can find a buyer for their share.

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Speaking last week, a Party Pieces spokesman commented on news of Interpath's involvement, saying, "We are working with our advisers to secure additional investment which will help support the business as we look to embark on the next phase of our growth plan."

But according to the Daily Mail, this "next phase" is for the Middleton's to spend some quality time with all of their grandchildren.

Carole and Michael are grandparents to the Prince and Princess of Wales's three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, plus her lesser-known grandchildren, Pippa Middleton's three children, Grace, Arthur and Rose.

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A friend told the publication, "Carole and Mike are ready to retire, and rather than just shut up shop, they are looking at the options to see whether someone will buy the business.

"Carole has poured her heart and soul into Party Pieces and loves the business, but she's 68 and is there running things pretty much full-time every day. It's too much of a commitment — she wants more time for family, gardening and travel."

They added, "It has taken her a while to come to terms with the fact that she's ready to step away and enjoy her time more. There are now a lot of grandchildren and she loves being a granny."

The Waleses recently moved to Adelaide Cottage to be nearer Windsor and it's not far from the Middletons who live in Berkshire.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life with more than 16 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including baby news, weddings, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.