The Real Reason Princess Charlotte Isn’t Allowed to Have a Best Friend at School
Prince William and Kate Middleton have done what they can to ensure their three children grow up in a normal environment. They’ve even gone so far as to ban the queen’s stuffy royal rules from their home. But, while they might not follow Her Majesty’s rulebook in Kensington Palace’s Apartment 1A, they have their own set of guidelines.
Find out why Princess Charlotte is not allowed to have a best friend at school, ahead.
Rules Princess Charlotte must follow
She might not know she’s royalty yet, but Princess Charlotte already must follow suit with some of the family’s rules — especially when in the presence of her great-grandmother, the queen. Here are some of the rules Princess Charlotte must follow, including why she can’t have a best friend.
No best friends
Princess Charlotte will join her big brother, Prince George at Thomas’s Battersea School in London, just down the road from her family’s Kensington Palace apartment. That said, once she starts her new school, Princess Charlotte must make friends with everyone, not just a single person.
As it turns out, the rule isn’t one set on by the royal family or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Instead, it is suggested by the officials at Thomas’s Battersea School. To ensure everyone gets along and no child feels left out, the school strongly advises against best friends. “There’s a policy that if your child is having a party, unless every child in the class is invited, you don’t give out invites in class,” says Jane Moore from Loose Women.
Princess Charlotte might struggle with this rule, as she is incredibly bubbly and outgoing. However, she allegedly has a bossy streak so maybe learning to play with everyone and be kind (which she also allegedly is) is a good thing for the young royal.
Prince William and Kate Middleton might not follow the queen’s protocol at home, but they do have their own set of rules. One of the biggest no-no’s in the Cambridge household? iPads. “They’re very much seen as Mummy [sic] and Daddy’s toys, not for children,” a source told Us Weekly. “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. They’re very much a normal family,” the source added.
The young royals might can’t watch cartoons on an iPad, but they can still catch their favorite television shows. Prince William and Kate Middleton allegedly allow one hour of screen time per day.
Following royal protocol isn’t a priority for them yet, but that hasn’t stopped the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from teaching their littles — especially rambunctious Princess Charlotte — from minding their manners. Apparently, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s only daughter has excellent manners and even greets guests with tea and sweets. A royal-in-training, indeed!
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