Raising three young children may be difficult, but juggling royal duties makes parenthood even harder. Although Prince William and Duchess Kate (née Middleton) — who share kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — are members of England’s famous royal family, the beloved pair couldn’t yearn for a more normal childhood for their brood of three little ones.
“Kate and William put a lot of emphasis on doing normal things together,” a friend close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both 37, shared with Closer Weekly in late May. “They just want their kids to be kids.”
In order to raise their brood to be happy, healthy children, Kate and William — who tied the knot in 2011 — took a hands-on approach to royal parenting. Unlike earlier generations of royals, who were raised by a governess or shipped away to boarding school, the royal twosome prefers having their kids around as much as possible.
“To Kate, there is nothing more important than allowing them to express themselves,” the insider shared, noting the difference between their eldest kids’ personalities. “George is a curious child and a deep thinker” while Charlotte is adventurous and “bossy,” the source explained. We can’t wait to see what Louis’ personality ends up being like!
Despite the fact that Kate and William are less strict compared to other royal households, the source insisted that the parents still have rules. “There are boundaries,” the insider explained, noting that the royal children have been taught good manners. “She doesn’t want her children growing up feeling too entitled,” explained the insider, who added, “if Princess Diana were alive today, she’d be proud of the way William and Kate are raising their family.”
To learn about William and Kate’s three kids, scroll through the gallery below to check out everything you need to know!
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