Is Princess Charlotte Closer to Prince William or Kate Middleton?

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s only daughter is quite the character. With her bubbly personality and alleged bossy behavior, Princess Charlotte has stolen her mother and father’s hearts. But, who is she the closest to? Take a closer look at Princess Charlotte’s relationship with Prince William and Kate Middleton, plus find out who she spends the most time with, ahead.

Who is Princess Charlotte closest to in the royal family?

Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte is allegedly not a daddy’s girl. | Ben Stanstall – WPA Pool/Getty Images

While they have a close relationship, Princess Charlotte is hardly a daddy’s girl. According to reports, Prince George is very close to Prince William, which means Princess Charlotte gets to spend a lot of time with her mother, Kate Midleton. The young royal is allegedly so close to Kate Middleton that those close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joke that Kate “definitely has a shadow.”

Here’s a closer look at their mother-daughter relationship.

Princess Charlotte follows Kate Middleton everywhere

Princess Charlotte has the sweetest relationship with her mother and wants to be just like her. “Wherever Kate goes, so does Charlotte,” a source close to the family shared with Us Weekly. On top of that, she likes to copy what her mother is doing, too. “Whenever the housekeeper or Kate are preparing food, Charlotte needs her own toy set by her side to imitate,” the source confirms.

They hunt for spiders in the garden together

Kate Middleton isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty — especially if it means spending time with her children. The Duchess of Cambridge allegedly hunts for spiders with their Kensington Palace garden with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Princess Charlotte helps her mother host guests

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s only daughter is quite the little helper. In addition to following her mother around and mimicking her int he kitchen, Princess Charlotte loves to host guests. According to Us Weekly, Princess Charlotte uses her bubbly personality and charm to win over guests at Kensington Palace. “She’ll come up to guests and ask them if they want tea or coffee or offer them sweets,” explains a royal family source.  

Kate Middleton holding her daughter, Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte follows her mother everywhere. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Kate Middleton has an adorable nickname for Princess Charlotte

In the royal family, nicknames are not allowed in public, but Kate Middleton doesn’t always follow the rules. While shopping with her only daughter, the duchess revealed her nickname for Princess Charlotte. After the young royal sat on the floor of the shop, she turned to her daughter and said, “Get up, Poppet.” In England, Poppet is an endearing name for a sweet or pretty girl.

Princess Charlotte doesn’t know she’s a princess

Prince William and Kate Middleton have done what they can to ensure their kids are protected from the repercussions of royal life while they are young. And, a big part of their efforts stems from what they tell their children. Apparently, Princess Charlotte has no idea that she is a member of Britain’s royal family, let alone fourth in line to the throne.

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