Hooray for Kate and William! They will totally change the way that the heirs to the British Throne have been raised. Prince William will be the first future King who’s a real hands-on parent! Here’s why.
Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s baby or babies will be lucky in more ways than one. Yes, one day they’ll sit on the British Throne and inherit vast wealth – but before that they won’t have the cold and distant upbringing that most royal heirs suffered through in the past.
Prince William’s father Prince Charles had a childhood that would be a nightmare for most young children.
He lived in a two-room nursery far away from his parents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, AND he barely saw his mom and dad.
Instead, he was raised by stern nannies, governesses and tutors. His mother, Queen Elizabeth, would view him for a half hour after breakfast and a half hour before dinner daily when she was at home. He never ate meals with his parents. Royal children were apparently never permitted to eat dinner in the royal dining room with their parents until they were 18 years old!
When Queen Elizabeth took a major six month royal tour of The British Commonwealth in 1953, she shook Charles’ hand, instead of hugging him when she returned.
Queen Elizabeth – Not A Lovey Mommy
In fact, Queen Elizabeth was famous for NOT being affectionate with her children. Patting their heads was about as far as she would go. And she often visited her favorite horses in the stable after returning from a long trip away, before seeing her four children.
Yikes! Can you imagine treating your children like this, HollywoodLifers?
Luckily, Princess Diana — William’s loving mom — decided that she had to change all that. She insisted on hugging, kissing, cuddling and being a hands-on mom.
She fired William’s original nanny for trying to keep her at a distance from her two little boys.
Instead, William was the first royal to have a mother who would give him his bath and take him to movies and McDonald’s, just as if he was a “regular” kid.
William & Kate’s Dream- Living Like Normal People
But now, Kate and William will undoubtedly go way farther than Diana was able to. That’s because there’s nothing that William loves more than living a “normal” life . He and Kate savor their time living alone in their home in Anglesey, Wales, close to his Royal Airforce base.
Kate likes to shop for herself at the local supermarket and cook romantic dinners for William.
The Prince also loves spending time with Kate’s close knit Middleton family, because they have a “normal”, and loving family life.
There’s no coincidence that William married a “commoner.” He likes the common life. The life that we all live and love.
That’s why I predict that Prince William will be the first British king-to-be who changes diapers regularly, bathes his children and tucks them in to bed at night.
Prince William Will Be Shockingly Hands-on- Hooray!
I bet he will be an extremely hands-on dad and that he and Kate will break the royal dining room rule. I expect they will institute regular family dinners with their children; their little ones will go to regular pre-schools and schools, and Prince William will happily attend parent-teacher conferences.
Queen Elizabeth may not have hugged and kissed her children, but I predict the Prince be a huge hugger and kisser. He already PDAs with Kate — another royal first.I wouldn’t be surprised to see Prince William proudly out in public wearing a baby Bjorn!
Don’t you agree, HollywoodLifers? Let me know!
— Bonnie Fuller
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