Revealed: Do Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Children Do Household Chores?

Despite being one of the most famous families in the world, Prince William and Kate Middleton have always said that they are making every effort to ensure their children have a somewhat normal childhood and upbringing. In order to do that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a set of rules that their children must follow at home. But are chores one of those things Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis (when he’s older) are required to do?

Given that they have housekeepers and a staff for just about everything, many have questioned if the young royals do any household chores. And what about William and Middleton? Here’s the answer to whether or not the Cambridge family actually cooks and cleans themselves.

Prince George, Kate Middleton, and Princess Charlotte
Prince George, Kate Middleton, and Princess Charlotte Karwai Tang/WireImage

Do Prince George and Princess Charlotte have any household chores?

Apparently, William and Middleton are teaching their kids to do some basic household chores.

The Mirror noted that recently the duchess has been teaching her children how to cook their own food. Middleton likely decided to start with showing them this because they already loved helping out in the kitchen and have a had a hand in making homemade pizza and cheesy pasta.

Matthew Kleiner-Mann, chief executive of the Ivy Learning Trust, relayed a conversation he had with Middleton about her kiddos learning to cook. “She was telling us how much her children love cooking and how they cook for her. They made cheesy pasta the other day. One stirs the flour, one puts the milk and butter in. And they make salads and stuff,” he told reporters.

Does Middleton do a lot of chores herself?

Kate Middleton
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge | Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Even though they can employ plenty of chefs, the Duchess of Cambridge actually does her a lot of her own cooking. She also likes to do her own food shopping.

After she and the prince got married Vanity Fair reported that Middleton found “the omnipresence of a full household of staff rather stressful.”

She has been spotted out on several occasions doing her grocery shopping and likes to prepare many of her husband’s favorite meals including roast chicken.

What about Prince William?

Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Loui
Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Louis | Kensington Palace via Instagram

William has admitted in the past that he’s not much of a cooksaying,
“I do like cooking, but I’m not very good.”

According to Princess Diana’s longtime chef, Darren McGrady, the Duke of Cambridge’s mother didn’t exactly have stellar cooking skills either. McGrady said that one time the princess told him she almost burnt the palace down when she tried to make something herself.

“The spaghetti boiled over and it put the pilot light out… She could smell gas,” he recalled. “Monday morning she came into the kitchen and said, ‘Darren, you won’t believe I nearly set the whole palace on fire, but you know the best part? I had 12 hunky firemen all to myself.’”

So while William may not cook, he has changed a few diapers over the years. At an event in London recently, the prince told some soon-to-be dads that the task of changing and dressing the baby can be difficult.

“It’s never straightforward. The hardest bit is the buttons,” William said as he watched the men who were practicing changing dolls.

Read more: What Kate Middleton Says She Struggles With About Being a Mom

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