Royal Parenting Tips Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Learned from Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are about to become first-time parents. That said, they are hardly in the dark about how to parent their children. Thanks to their close relationship with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have excellent role models in the parenting game. Although it will be some time before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal parenting tips are needed, we do not doubt that Harry and Meghan are already thinking about the type of parents they want to be.
Find out what royal parenting tips Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have already learned from Kate Middleton and Prince William, ahead.
Screen time is allowed
While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge avoid the iPads and other electronic devices, they do allow screen time for children’s programs. According to several reports, Prince George was once a fan of Peppa Pig and loves Fireman Sam. Perhaps the cutest thing about the future king’s favorite television shows is he wants his parents to watch with him. “You have to pretend you’re really interested in it because George gets very upset if you’re not showing due diligence to the characters,” William once admitted.
Bring your kids to work
While Kate Middleton and Prince William no longer have traditional jobs, their role in the royal family is taken very seriously. That said, they like to bring their kids to work with them. From royal tours to official royal engagements, Prince George and Princess Charlotte (and soon Prince Louis) get a taste of the professional side of royal life from time-to-time.
Don’t rely fully on your nanny
Not all royal women raise their children. Many took advantage of the nannies offered to them. Kate, however, is different. She prefers to balance her work and motherhood and spends as much time as she can raising her three kids.
Teach them to clean up after themselves
Just because they are royal doesn’t mean they don’t have to take responsibility. Queen Elizabeth II reportedly taught her great-grandchildren to be respectful of other’s jobs and not to expect royal staff members to clean up after themselves. When visiting Buckingham Palace, the young royals must clean up their own toys. We have no doubt Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle will teach their kids the same.
Another royal parenting tip Kate Middleton swears by? Visiting museums. It is important to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that their kids are cultured, so they spend time treating the young royals to museum visits as often as possible.
Spend as much time as possible with your children
Speaking of spending time with your children, this royal parenting tip is ultra important to the Cambridges. When they aren’t working, Kate Middleton and Prince William try to be there for their kids as much as possible.
Teach them about their family history
Family history is important, especially in the royal family. Which is why Kate Middleton and Prince William teach their children about their heritage. On top of that, the duke and duchess often take their kids to visit their late-grandmother, Princess Diana’s grave.
Good manners are a must
Etiquette is a big deal in the royal family, and the kids must be on their best behavior. It’s on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to teach their children good manners like Kate Middleton, and Prince William did with their kids.
Never physically punish your kids
This one might seem obvious, but for how old school the royal family is, you never know! Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly against physical punishments.
Be yourself … at home
They might have to be on their best behavior in public, but at home, they are free to be themselves. Getting their jitters out not only allows them to act like real kids, but it also helps keep them calm at family events.
Talk to your kids at their eye level
Have you ever noticed how Prince William and Kate Middleton kneel to talk to their kids? They allegedly like to be at eye level when talking to their kids. That way, they can build mutual respect for each other instead of being talked down to.
Hand-me-downs are a must
It’s no secret that Kate Middleton loves hand-me-downs. And, some might say its one of her best royal parenting tips (at least when it comes to saving money!). Prince George and Princess Charlotte have both been spotted in similar items, as well as outfits that were once worn by Prince William and Prince Harry. We don’t doubt that Meghan Markle will receive many hand-me-downs from her sister-in-law.
According to reports, Kate Middleton does arts and crafts at home with the kids. Encouraging creativity — in any form — at a young age is crucial and as a creative herself, we don’t doubt Meghan Markle will adopt this royal parenting tip.
Be open with them and their emotions
It’s ultra important to Kate Middleton and Prince William that their kids learn to be open with their emotions. To encourage and better understand mental health, they encourage their kids to talk about their feelings with them. As an advocate for mental health, Prince Harry will likely take note of the royal parenting tip and do the same.
Cook with them
Like Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton loves to cook. And, she often makes dinner with her kids. While Princess Charlotte is allegedly the one that cooks the most with her mom, Prince George also likes to join in — especially if they are making pizza.
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