The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, are such a down-to-earth couple despite their upper-class background and upbringing. This pragmatism reflects in the way they raise their children — Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1.
A source told Us Weekly that Prince William and Kate Middleton spend downtimes, such as school holidays, as a family in the most normal way. They usually go to Anmer Hall and unwind by playing board games, watching a movie, or firing up the grill on the BBQ.
When the children are off to school and there are no royal engagements to attend, Kate Middleton, reportedly, uses this time to do the groceries or get a pampering at the salon for herself. Her needs for “me-time” are so basic and relatable for someone who would become a queen consort one day.
According to The Sun, the Duchess of Cambridge take pages off Princess Diana’s parenting playbook. Like Prince William’s mother, Kate Middleton, reportedly, aspires to raise her children with similar experiences as regular kids because she doesn’t want them to live in a bubble, oblivious to the realities of the world.
Princess Diana raised Prince William and Harry in an unstuffy environment. So, unlike the rest of the royal family. The boys experienced going to a regular school and had some presence of normality while growing up.
As modern-day royals and parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton does school runs like other moms and dads. They also bring their kids to the beach or the zoo, and they ask the children to help with the chores at Kensington Palace.
Granted, the children have nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo to watch over them when their parents are busy, Kate is, apparently, still a hands-on mother. When she has time, she’s the one who cooks for the family but Prince William often jokes his wife’s cooking forces him to be on diet.
Kate Middleton also allows her kids time in the pool or to get dirty outdoors in the garden because it makes them healthy and happy. But, as much as she obliges them, the duchess also has some strict rules about screen time and consuming sugar.
People who have encountered the royals in their most normal moments, such as the Waitrose delivery driver, share that Kate Middleton seems like a devoted mother who is affectionate to her kids. She openly hugs and kiss her children and showers them with praises to boost their confidence.