What Prince William and Kate Middleton Refuse to Do in Front of Their Children

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. And just like other parents, they have rules in place for their little ones to follow. The duke and duchess have even decided one thing they themselves can never do in front of their kiddos.

Read on to find out what that is, plus which parent is stricter when it comes to enforcing the rules.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Louis, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Louis, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Rules William and Kate Middleton have in place for their children

Prince William and his wife teach the young royals to always be open and honest with their feelings. The couple does a lot of work with several mental health organizations and therefore their children’s mental health is extremely important to them. Will and Kate have created an environment where their kids know that they can always go to them to get something out whenever they need to.

Another rule is that George, Charlotte, and Louis spend time being active and playing outside daily. When indoors, they can’t watch any TV until after tea and have a 7 p.m. bedtime.

The newest rule that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have implemented is a “chat sofa.” They use this instead of a time out or naughty step as it’s known in the U.K.

“There’s no ‘naughty step’ but there is a ‘chat sofa,’” a royal insider revealed to Fabulous Digital. “The naughty child is taken away from the scene of the [argument] or disruption and talked to calmly by either Kate or William.”

Who is the stricter parent?

If you’re wondering which parent is the stricter one when it comes to enforcing the family rules it’s Kate.

The insider said that the duchess is “slightly stricter” than her husband.

Royal reporter Katie Nicholl agreed and explained that Kate is especially strict when it comes to how much time the children spend in front of the TV.

“Kate is usually very strict on screen time and keeps it to a minimum,” Nicholl told OK Magazine.

The children also have a nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, who was trained at the prestigious Norland College. Her decisions are made in line with William and Kate’s.

Shouting is off limits for everyone


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One thing that the prince and duchess never do in front of their children is shout.

They’ve adopted the no-shouting rule as a family so they present a “united front” and their kiddos do not yell at one another either.

“There is no question of one parent saying ‘no’ and the other saying ‘yes’ later on as Kate and William want to present a unified parental front to their children,” the Fabulous Digital source said, adding, “Shouting is absolutely off limits for the children and any hint of shouting at each other is dealt with by removal.”