Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have three children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one. The young royals have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders, whether they know it or not, as they are heirs to the throne. The Royal Family have many services at their disposal, including nannies, housekeepers and personal assistants, but Kate is very hands-on when it comes to her children.
In a 2016 Amazon Prime documentary titled “William & Kate: The Journey” royal experts explain how both William and Kate have broken away from royal custom.
According to journalist Ashley Pearson, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have abided by some traditions, including buying mostly wooden toys for their children.
Ms Pearson said: “They are not overindulging or spoiling” the young Cambridges.
She added: “Having said that, Kate has broken precedent in the sense that she does more for herself than anyone else in her position has ever done before.”
However, Ms Pearson explained this caused some upset in the royal household.
She said: “In fact, not long ago, Kate and William’s head housekeeper and head gardener both quit – they were a married couple.
“It was very controversial because they had actually worked for the Queen previously and then came over to work for Prince William and Kate.
“There was a lot of speculation at the time that Carole Middleton had been interfering in the housekeeper’s duties, that Kate Middleton was doing a lot for herself, and that didn’t sit too well with staff.”
However, in Ms Pearson’s opinion, “Kate is in a difficult position because she didn’t grow up with household servants”.
“She likes to cook, she likes to do things for William, and she very much likes the privacy one gets without servants around.”
Royal correspondent Robert Jobson adds: “William, in particular, wants to be a hands-on parent.”
Kate has told of her love of spending time with her children speaking during a visit to Lavender Primary School in honour of Children’s Mental Health Week in February this year.
Kate spoke to Matthew Kleiner-Mann, the chief executive of the Ivy Learning Trust, who told People: “She was telling us how much her children love cooking and how they cook for her.
“They made cheesy pasta the other day. One stirs the flour, one puts the milk and butter in. And they make salads and stuff.
“Food is important to her and she understands the links between mental health and physical exercise.”
Kate also said during the visit: “My family makes me feel happy.
“We like playing outside together, and spending lots of time together as a family, and that makes me very happy.”
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