Prince William: 5 Photos of Him Being a Regular Parent

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge will never truly be an average, run-of-the-mill parent. For starters, he’s a prince. And he’s poised to take over the British royal family someday as he’s second in the line of succession behind his father, Prince Charles. Royalty aside, the 37-year-old still experiences things just like any other parent would. Although his might involve a security team or photographers they are parenting moments just the same.

He and Kate Middleton have 3 kids

Prince William and Kate Middleton with their children; Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis as part of BBC Children and Comic Relief 'Big Night In'
Prince William and Kate Middleton with their children; Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis | Comic Relief/BBC Children in Need/Comic Relief via Getty Images

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William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have three children. Their oldest son, Prince George of Cambridge, joined the family in 2013 followed by their daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in 2015. Last but not least, the couple welcomed their third child, Prince Louis of Cambridge, in 2018.

Despite being royals with a staff of people at the ready to help them with whatever they need, William and Catherine are known for being very hands-on parents. They do school drop off and pickup, they cook meals with George, Charlotte, and Louis, and they’re known to have strict rules as parents.

Prince William consoled George at Princess Charlotte’s christening

Just like any parent, the Duke of Cambridge has had deal with a crying toddler. At Charlotte’s christening in 2015, William held hands with George.

Prince William walks with Prince George while Kate Middleton pushes Princess Charlotte in a stroller
Prince William, Prince George. Kate Middleton, and Princess Charlotte | Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images

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For one reason or another, the oldest of the Cambridge kids started crying. But not to worry, his dad was there to comfort him.

He carried car seats

In keeping with royal tradition, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stood outside the Lindo Wing of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital after the birth of all three of their kids. They introduced their new bundles of joy to the public and once they were done waving to well-wishers, William, Catherine, and the newest addition to the family would hop in an awaiting car. With all three of his kids, William carried each one in their car seats and got them in the car before they headed home.

Here’s William in 2013 leaving the hospital with George after he and Catherine became parents for the first time.

Prince William carries newborn Prince George in car seat before leaving Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, 2013
Prince William and Kate Middleton leave the hospital with Prince George | John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images

And here they are in 2015 with a newborn Princess Charlotte. William’s back it again with the car seat in hand.

Prince William and Kate Middleton exit the Lindo Wing with a newborn Princess Charlotte, 2015
Prince William and Kate Middleton with newborn Princess Charlotte | LEON NEAL/AFP via Getty Images

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And finally, William carried a little Prince Louis in his car seat when they left the hospital after his birth in 2018. By then the father of three had probably long ago become a pro with car seats.

Prince William and Kate Middleton leave St. Mary's Hospital with Prince Louis, 2018
Prince William carries a newborn Prince Louis, 2018 | Anwar Hussein/WireImage

Prince William took his kids to school

Another parenting moment that’s known all too well is school drop-off and pickup. It’s a little more formal for members of the royal family, what with the outfits and the kids getting a one-on-one introduction with their teacher. On his first day of school in 2017, George held his dad’s hand. So cute!

Prince George is taken to his first day of school by his dad, Prince William, in 2017
Prince William and Prince George | Richard Pohle – WPA Pool/Getty Images

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While he is royalty, William still has plenty of regular parent moments. Here’s hoping we get to see more of them in the future!