Kate Middleton reportedly wants to raise her two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, by her rules. She apparently wants them to grow up as normal kids and not as royal family children.
The Duchess of Cambridge had told palace aides that Prince George and Princess Charlotte would be raised her way, and to ensure that, and she was keeping the “stuffy royal protocol” at bay, RadarOnline.com reported, quoting an insider.
The source also said that Kate Middleton and Prince William’s children had no idea that they were royals.
“Kate has kept her babies out of the public eye as much as possible. They have absolutely no idea that they’re royals. They might look like perfect tots in photos, but at home they play in the mud, fall off their ponies and have screaming tantrums!”
Moreover, the report also quoted the source as saying that Queen Elizabeth would be “horrified” to see Kate Middleton’s parenting style. The Duchess of Cambridge, however, is not bothered by that as she reportedly wants to give Prince George and Princess Charlotte a normal childhood.
“Never in royal history have the children in direct line to the throne been raised in such a modern way.”
Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 2, were recently seen at their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding. Prince George performed the role of the pageboy, while his little sister was one of the bridesmaids. The two children seemed to be acting their age, and in one of the photographs, Kate Middleton can be seen shushing them along with other pageboys and bridesmaids.
The source told RadarOnline.com said that whenever Prince George would act out, Kate Middleton would take him to a corner of his room to calm him down.
“When George throws a fit, Kate pretends to be a 3-year-old girl and rolls around the floor acting like a petulant brat. When the boy sees how silly she looks, he breaks out in fits of laughter!”
Also, according to the source, the two royal children are not close to their grandfather, Prince Charles. He rarely gets to see his grandchildren, and the report claimed that Kate Middleton preferred to leave them with her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.
The tabloid report also claimed that Prince George, who is the third in line to inherit the British throne, had been enrolled in a co-ed, middle-class school in suburban London and not at his father’s first school Wetherby Prep. Kate Middleton wanted a less snobby school for her first born.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have time and again stressed the importance of giving their two children a normal upbringing. Earlier in April, the British Royal opened up about the couple’s parenting style in an interview given to CALM. Prince William said that he and his wife were clear that they wanted Prince George and Princess Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings.
And last month, Prince William told GQ that stability at home was important to him, adding that for him and his wife it was important that Prince George and Princess Charlotte would grow up in a happy, secure world.
As British royal family members, Prince George and Princess Charlotte attract huge media attention whenever they are in public. Prince William said that he would fight for them to have a normal life despite the media making it difficult for them to grow up in a real environment.
“I want George to grow up in a real, living environment, I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls, he has to be out there. The media make it harder but I will fight for them to have a normal life.”
It looks like Kate Middleton is playing her part to ensure that the two little British royals grow up in a non-royal, real environment.
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