Sunday 18 August 2019

'George and Charlotte always come first...no exceptions' - Kate Middleton and Prince William are doing it their own way

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Princess Charlotte waves prior to getting on a float plane as Britain's Royal family prepares to depart Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Prince George of Cambridge presses his face against the window as he leaves from Victoria Harbour aboard a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge plays with a dog at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge waves as he leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge plays with bubbles at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge plays with bubbles at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge waves as he leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton and Prince William are determined to carve out a new path when it comes to parenting Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been doing things their own way since welcoming George in 2013 and in a true break from royal tradition, this year they will be spending Christmas with the Middletons instead of being with the rest of the British royals at Sandringham.

The couple "always" put their two children first and are blazing a trail when it comes to their hands-on parenting technique (similarly, Mike Tindall said he refused to send his and wife Zara Philip's daughter away to boarding school as royal tradition dictates).

"The royals have traditionally made very standoffish parents," a source told Woman's Day.

"In the case of George and Charlotte, however, they always come first. As far as Wills and Kate are concerned, there are no exceptions to the rule."

The pair are said to be so happy with their young family that they're keen to have a younger sibling for George and Charlotte soon.

In a recent profile by Vanity Fair, sources told the publication: “They want at least three kids and for them to be close in age.”

The couple are based in their country estate Amner Hall and travel to their apartment at Kensington Palace for overnight stays and royal business in London, but intend on living there until they are called up to duty.

Prince George of Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.

"It’s no secret that William doesn’t like the media intrusion into his life, and in the country he can escape,” a family friend told the mag.

“The Queen and the Prince of Wales have given their blessing for William to live this life, and William is very grateful. It’s enabling him and Kate to raise their family in a way that’s as close to ordinary as they can get.”

“William doesn’t want George and Charlotte going through some of the experiences he went through growing up. Everything he does regarding his family is very deliberate.”

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.

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