The Kate Middleton parenting style is under fire once again after she allegedly allowed three-year-old Prince George to ride a moving car while standing and without any seat belt on.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, the young royalty was spotted by paparazzi looking out the window of a moving vehicle while en route to his aunt Pippa’s wedding on May 20. Sources of the outlet revealed that he was standing inside the car at the time which means he isn’t wearing any safety harnesses.
The outlet also noted that while the vehicle was riding along a private road where no other cars were nearby, allowing a toddler as young as Prince George to ride a moving car without a seat belt on is still dangerous.
Because of this, the outlet said that critics slammed Kate Middleton’s parenting style in such situation, saying that “royal observers” believe that toddlers like Prince George should always be wearing security harnesses inside moving vehicles, regardless of the car’s speed.
On top of that, the Duchess of Cambridge was also criticized for how she reacted to her children during Pippa Middleton’s wedding.
“Clearly, Prince George just wanted to have fun with the other pageboys in the wedding party, but Kate didn’t have the time or the patience for his shenanigans,” the outlet noted.
Of course, it comes as no surprise that critics always find fault in her considering that she has double the weight on her shoulders compared to other public figures due to her celebrity status and role in the Royal family.
Kate Middleton’s parenting style has always been a subject of appraisal for most nay-sayers but that doesn’t mean that she’s a bad parent. In fact, she can only be described as a “real” one especially after opening up about the difficulties of motherhood even commoners can relate to.
Earlier this year, Kate visited one of Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families’ specialist unit that caters mothers with problems with depression and difficult upbringings, as reported by Telegraph. At the time, she admitted to other mothers in the place that “parenting is tough.”
Paying tribute to the strong women in the center, she expressed how impressed she was at how they managed to survive through the hardships and “experiences [they’ve] all witnessed.”
“I find it extraordinary how you’ve managed actually, so really well done.”
And while Kate Middleton’s parenting style skills may be questionable for stiff Royal observers, she still has the support of her husband, Prince William, who recently opened up about how he wanted to raise Prince George and Princess Charlotte in an interview with CALMzine.
“Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings,” he told the magazine.
“Over the past year we have visited a number of schools together where we have been amazed listening to children talk about some quite difficult subjects in a really clear and emotionally articulate way—something most adults would struggle with.”
Of course, Prince William’s statement appears to be a bit contradicting to Kate Middleton’s parenting during Pippa’s wedding, per Celeb Dirty Laundry.
While her parenting skills were mostly successful at reeling in the reigns of the hyperactive Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Kate and William’s three-year-old first-born still managed to step on Pippa’s wedding gown and turn a confetti basket upside down.
Previously, Celeb Dirty Laundry also reported about how the Duchess of Cambridge can’t seem to control Prince George’s screen time—much like many other parents who use gadgets to help make their kids settle down.
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