How Kate Middleton Plans On Breaking Royal Protocol When It Comes To Raising Her Kids
Kate Middleton is making some changes when it comes to raising her three children. The Duchess of Cambridge, who welcomed her third child with Prince William last year, reportedly plans to break a few royal protocols with her family. Here’s a look at all the ways Middleton plans to buck tradition while raising Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Kate Middleton to break royal protocols
Middleton officially joined the royal family in 2011 when she tied the knot with William, the second in line to the throne. While Middleton will eventually become the Queen Consort when William takes the throne, she reportedly plans to break away from royal protocols when it comes to raising her children.
According to Express, Middleton and William are supposed to follow strict rules in regards to their children, including how their kids dress, behave, and carry themselves in public. So which rules are William and Middleton already breaking?
For starters, Kate Middleton and Prince William insist that their three children travel with them for official royal events. Traditionally, members of the royal family leave their children behind when they travel on official business. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip left their kids in the care of nannies whenever they left the palace, as did their parents.
Kate Middleton, however, wants to spend as much time with her children and brings them along whenever possible. When the children cannot accompany their parents, Middleton and William make sure they are not gone for an extended time. This move seems pretty logical to most parents, but it is not the only parenting rule Middleton is breaking.
Inside Middleton’s parenting ways
While Middleton and William enjoy being hands on with their children, they still accept help from other family members. Following the birth of Prince George, for example, Middleton stayed with her parents for a few weeks.
Middleton’s mother, Carole Middleton, helped her to adjust to life as a parent, ensuring that everyone was fed and cared for. The couple, of course, also has a full-time nanny to help with daily activities and chores and are never without an extra hand.
Middleton is also an expert in dealing with the unexpected tantrum. In the summer of 2016, for instance, Prince George had a meltdown during an appearance at the Royal International Air Tattoo. But instead of panicking in front of the cameras, Kate Middleton kept her cool and immediately stopped George’s crying. The trick was talking to George in a calm voice, and it was not long before the future King of England was back on track.
Speaking of George, Middleton also uses a time-out chair for whenever he acts out. This approach keeps a positive environment in the Cambridge household and helps keep everyone in check.
Kate Middleton raising George to be a fit king
Although Middleton plans to break free from some royal protocols, she is still doing her best to raise George to be a good king. To that end, Middleton teaches George to be thoughtful of his actions. It would be very easy for Middleton and William to spoil their kids, which is why they ensure all three of their kiddos appreciate the things they have. This includes personally thanking people for the gifts they give, especially when they are heads of state.
Kate Middleton, of course, never allows her children to leave the house without dressing their best. Being a member of the royal family means that they are constantly in the public eye, so dressing appropriately in public is a must for everyone in the family.
For Middleton, she always injects her good fashion sense into her children’s attire, which often makes them the best dressed kiddos around.
Middleton and William have not commented on the reports surrounding their parenting choices. The couple share three children, all of whom are in direct line to the crown.
After Charles and Prince William (Kate Middleton will be named Queen Consort when William takes the throne), Prince George is third in line, followed by Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. That order will change in the event that George has a family, though it will be quite a long time before that happens.