Prince William Sticks Up For Princess Charlotte When Prince George Teases Her and Teaches Him an Important Lesson

All siblings butt heads from time to time and royal children are no different.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have three adorable kids and occasionally share updates about them with fans. At a recent event, the Duke of Cambridge revealed that he’s had to teach his oldest son an important lesson about gender equality. Here’s what William tells Prince George when he teases Princess Charlotte, plus another important rule that he and Middleton have for the young royals.

Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton, and Princess Charlotte
Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton, and Princess Charlotte | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

The royal siblings are very close and play together often

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are very close and given their unique situation they do a lot of things together.

“They are close in age and they spend so much time together,” a source previously told People. “Playdates [with outsiders] can be tricky, so they learn to lean on each other.”

Some of the activities the prince and princess enjoy doing with one another include arts and crafts, cooking, swimming, dancing, and playing soccer.

William stands up for Charlotte when George puts her down

Prince George and Prince Charlotte
Prince George and Prince Charlotte | Samir Hussein/WireImage

On Nov. 26, Prince William spoke to 14-year-old Olivia Hancock who is an advocate for gender equality in soccer and received The Diana Award for her work. William explained to the teenager that when his children play the sport he referees and revealed how he handles things when George makes comments about his sister’s goaltending.

“So when I was chatting with Prince William he said to me when he plays football with George and Charlotte when Charlotte’s in goal George says to her ‘Charlotte I’m better than you,'” Hancock told Hello! magazine, adding that William then says to his son, “George, Charlotte could be as good as you.”

Hancock was happy to hear that the duke is teaching his children about gender equality now.

The important rule William and Middleton have for their kids

Prince William and Prince George
Prince William and Prince George | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

While the duke has found teachable moments during his children’s soccer games he and his wife also taught them to be open and honest when it comes to expressing their emotions. Being a royal kid certainly has its perks, but things won’t always be easy as they live their lives in the public eye. Therefore, William and Middleton make sure the children know to talk to them about how they’re feeling.

Before Prince Louis was born, William did a Q&A with CALMzine and explained that he and the duchess have already spoken to their oldest children about keeping an open dialogue with them.

“Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings,” he said.

Of course, this will apply to Louis too when he’s a bit older and we’re sure William will relay the message about gender equality to him as well.

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