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