Prince William and Kate Middleton Will Let Their Children Be in the Spotlight More Often, Source Says
Raising children is no easy task. However, when you’re member of the British royal family and nearly every move you make is scrutinized and analyzed, it can be even more stressful. Despite all of this, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have done their best to create a comforting environment for their children.
The Cambridges share three little ones Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Though the royal children have been in the spotlight since Kate announced her respective pregnancies, the Cambridges have been careful to shield their children from the invasive lens of the press.
However, now that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have left the royal family, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) has kept the older royals isolated, we might be seeing more of the Cambridges kiddos.
Prince William and Kate Middleton want their children to have normal childhoods
When Prince William and Kate had their first son, Prince George, they were determined that their kids would have as normal childhoods as possible. In fact, the young prince doesn’t even know that he is destined to be king one day.
“As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play, and encouraging an active imagination,” an insider told US Weekly. “They’re very much a normal family.”
With the help of their family nanny, Maria Borrallo, the Cambridges are raising their kids to be curious, thoughtful individuals despite their status.
Inside Kate Middleton and Prince William’s parenting rules
In addition to playing outside and restrictive screen time, Kate and Prince William have other rules for their children. The children are not allowed to attend events on school nights so that they can be well-rested and prepared for the next day.
The three little ones also have a strict routine, even in quarantine. They go to bed every night at 7 p.m. and schoolwork is interwoven with moments of play and relaxation.
Still, like most parents, quarantining and keeping their kids happy did become a struggle for the Cambridges. “We all have our ups and downs, especially when things change in our lives as they have in so many ways recently,” Kate told the Oak National Academy weekly assembly via Hello! “This can cause us to have a huge range of different feelings. Sometimes these feelings may be good, but sometimes they may be uncomfortable, and we feel worried, angry or upset. Being unable to see your friends or spend time with your family will undoubtedly be frustrating for you, just as it is for them. It’s been a really difficult time for us all. But it’s important to know that these feelings and frustrations are totally normal and that they won’t last forever.”
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be in the spotlight more often
Though they’ve been able to shield their children in the past, Megxit and the Cambridges step to the forefront of the royal family has changed this forever.
“What has been reinforced throughout all of this is just how important the Cambridges are,” Sarah Gristwood, author of Elizabeth: The Queen and the Crown, told People. “There is a repositioning going on within the royal family and we are clearly seeing this. I think this is one of the most important stages in Kate’s life as a royal. As a young mother, Kate was allowed to raise her children away from the media spotlight but now we are seeing a shift.”
Gristwood added, “She’s working harder, being more visible and we are also seeing more of the Cambridge children. Kate has been given a platform to take on a more prominent role. She’s not just accompanying William to engagements, she is doing things independently and voicing new ideas.”