They may be royalty, but, thanks to Kate Middleton and Prince William’s careful parenting skills, Prince George and Princess Charlotte actually lead rather normal childhoods! From family dinners to school pick-ups, an inside look into their lives reveals that the royal fam is basically just like us!
There’s no question Prince William, 33, and Kate Middleton, 34, take a very modern approach to royal living. And that philosophy is perhaps seen the most in the hands-on, media-free way they’ve been raising their two children. In fact, royal babies, Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 1, are actually surrounded by normalcy — including home-cooked meals by Kate! Check out just HOW regular their lives are below and find out what we learned from a new profile done on the royal family!
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“William doesn’t want George and Charlotte going through some of the experiences he went through growing up,” a royal source revealed to Vanity Fair for a piece on the lives of the royal family. “Everything he does regarding his family is very deliberate.” And we believe it! It’s pretty clear William and Kate have gone to extreme lengths to ensure their youngsters grow up in a normal fashion.
In fact, while Kate has a handful of domestic staff, including a full-time nanny and a housekeeper, she is the primary caretaker of the household and does all the cooking herself! She has even been spotted buying local produce at Back to the Garden. But of course like most little boys, George prefers French fries to vegetables!
Kate and William also each take turns giving Charlotte and George their baths and putting them to bed. George’s favorite bedtime story is The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson, and he is a fan of the TV series Fireman Sam — aw! And apparently Charlotte is a model baby as she’s been sleeping soundly through the night since she was three months old!
“It has been fantastic and she has been a little joy of heaven,” William has said of the family’s new addition. “But at the same time it is more responsibility, looking after two little ones, especially when George is around. He’s a little monkey.” His parents actually refer to him as “lively” and “noisy,” but that’s pretty typical for a little boy!
“They spend most of their time at Anmer because they can live below the radar,” a friend dished. However, that does not mean the family remains confined indoors. They actually visit local parks, go for long walks in the surrounding countryside, and eat at local gastropubs such as the Dabbling Duck, in Great Massingham, the Kings Head, in Great Bircham, and the Crown Inn, in East Rudham. See? Just like us!
Little George can frequently be seen at Snettisham Park, a nearby working farm, where he plays in the sandbox and in muddy puddles. “Kate always dresses him in a waterproof romper suit because he doesn’t just jump in puddles—he likes to kick around and then sit in them,” says one farm-park visitor. How cute is THAT?!
George currently attends school three days a week, and, rather than leave the school run to the nanny, William and Kate take turns dropping George off and picking him up. SO normal, right?
They’re super low-key lifestyle all started soon after Charlotte’s birth back in 2015 when Prince William packed up his family and moved them 100 miles from their official residence, Kensington Palace, in London, to Anmer Hall, in Norfolk — aka one of the most remote parts of England.
And ever since, the high-profile family has lived a quite country life, which is quite rare for a family of heirs. “They love the countryside and that’s where they are happiest,” one family friend revealed.
How what do you think about Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s relatively simple life, HollywoodLifers? Is it what you expected?