Family first is clearly Kate Middleton’s priority, as Prince George has just begun school, Princess Charlotte is into her terrible twos, and Prince William and the Duchess are expecting a third child, rumored to be a girl, by April.
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has promised to prioritize her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and make them her number one priority while placing her royal duties after her family.
According to Closer Weekly, who recently interviewed Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler, now that Queen Elizabeth is slowing down and beginning to hand over many of her charity functions and royal duties to other members of the royal family, Duchess Catherine now wants to step back and focus on being a good mother.
Burrell states that “Kate’s top priority is to her family,” although he also claims that Kate has “proudly” taken on more royal duties, prior to her recent pregnancy and acute morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum. This has prevented her from attending any royal functions at this time.
Burrell believes that Kate is “so relatable to modern mothers.” The confident of William and Harry’s beloved, late mother describes Prince William’s wife as “a ‘no-frills’ mom who puts her family first and wants the best for her children.”
Kate Middleton’s dedication to her children second to none and her parenting style is “down-to-earth,” which is very much like the late Princess Diana.
Another royal family expert, James McCourt insists that if Kate has to choose between attending a royal family event and something for one of her children, it will always be her family first. McCourt explained that “Kate will not allow royal engagements to impact the close relationship she has with her children.”
Has this always been true, or has her recent need to step away from royal duties due to her difficult pregnancy made her stop and rethink her priorities?
Closer reports that insiders claim that her need to focus on her own health has made her prioritize family before duties.
Kate and William have always been very clear that family is their priority. They don’t want nannies raising their children, like previous royals. Instead, they want to embrace old-fashioned parenting, raising their children as normally as possible, in a nurturing environment.
The Duke and Prince Harry are pleased to share three photographs from the personal photo album of the late Diana, Princess of Wales that feature in the new ITV documentary 'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.' The 90-minute film, made by Oxford Film and Television, celebrates the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales in the 20th anniversary year since her passing. In the documentary, The Duke and Prince Harry recall fond memories from their childhood as they look through photographs in a family album assembled by the late Princess. 'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy' will air on @itv at 9pm on Monday 24th July.
Perhaps more than anything, this is a tribute to Princess Diana, who was as ABC News described her, a “Rebel Royal Mum.” Diana was the first royal mother to breastfeed. Diana made sure that Wills and Harry led as normal lives as possible, taking them outside the palace walls.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of The Duke and Prince George at Kensington Palace this morning. The image was taken by @chrisjacksongetty shortly before Prince George left for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea. Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to share this lovely picture as Prince George starts school, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received.
When traveling overseas to Australia, Diana insisted on bringing baby William along. She became the relatable royal, the mother who didn’t want to leave her baby at home while she worked. Diana made it clear that family was first.
What do you think of Kate Middleton choosing to focus on being a mom and making her children her top priority before her royal duties? Do you agree with Duchess Catherine, or do you believe her first responsibility are her royal duties? Please share what you think below.
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