Wednesday 25 April 2018

Why Kate Middleton is always paired with Princess Charlotte and Prince George with William

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge (L) with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the airport in Warsaw, Poland, on July 17, 2017
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge (L) with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the airport in Warsaw, Poland, on July 17, 2017
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire.
The picture used on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2017 Christmas card which was taken by Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson at Kensington Palace showing the royal couple with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte
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
The Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte leave Warsaw, Poland, as they head to Germany
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards / Pool/ Getty Images)
Prince George and Princess Charlotte look our the plane window as they arrive with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Warsaw's Chopin Airport for the start of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Princess Charlotte with her mother the Duchess of Cambridge as they visit Airbus in Hamburg, Germany with the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Geaorge. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Princess Charlotte with her mother the Duchess of Cambridge as they visit Airbus in Hamburg, Germany with the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Geaorge. Photo credit : Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge with her daughter Princess Charlotte outside St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, following the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.
The Duchess of Cambridge with her daughter Princess Charlotte outside St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, following the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour, this year marking the Queen's 90th birthday on June 11, 2016 in London, England. The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds flowers up to Princess Charlotte of Cambridge as they depart Victoria on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Pool/WireImage)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge are seen leaving from Victoria Harbour Airport on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Danny Martindale/FilmMagic)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive to attend the service at St Mark's Church on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Royals have a rule for everything.

If the last 12 months have taught us anything in the world of celebrity, it's the importance of rule-following in royal circles, which means everything from carrying your clutch in a certain way and the proper way to curtsy. For years, life behind the gates of any palace was kept a mystery, but even the British royals recognise the need for more transparency, which results in delightfully rampant speculation behind their every, increasingly public move.

And while Kate Middleton and Prince William might be modernising the monarchy, they are still rather traditional when it comes to some of their parenting styles, namely their pairing up: Kate is always pictured hand in hand with Princess Charlotte (two) and Prince William with son Prince George (four).

Parenting expert Jasmine Peters said the move is a conscious one which she believes shows them lining up their eldest for his future role as King of England.

The picture used on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2017 Christmas card which was taken by Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson at Kensington Palace showing the royal couple with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte
The picture used on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2017 Christmas card which was taken by Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson at Kensington Palace showing the royal couple with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte

"Fathers are typically responsible for the disciplinary actions, redirection, protection and provision of the family," she told Femail.

"It is not uncommon to see a father with his son to set the foundation of what his role and responsibilities will be in life with a family. It is often believed that it takes a man to raise a boy to be a man. If you look at the pictures it clearly reflects this common belief."

"Yes, it could reflect that Kate and William are traditional, but it also reflects the importance of the bond created between father and son and mother and daughter that they both treasure and hold dearly as responsible and loving parents."

Ms Peters added that it might be simply down to their intention to create a strong mother-daughter and father-son bond, which was in particular on display during their trip to Canada in 2016.

The Duchess of Cambridge with her daughter Princess Charlotte outside St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, following the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.
The Duchess of Cambridge with her daughter Princess Charlotte outside St Mark's church in Englefield, Berkshire, following the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.

"Children often equate their worth to the parent that looks like them," she added.

"The couple are clearly loving parents who understand the importance of a strong mother-daughter and father-son bond, according to Jasmine

"Although these pictures can look a bit traditional, William and Kate may also understand the importance of a son bonding with his father and a daughter bonding with her mother."

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards / Pool/ Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards / Pool/ Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards / Pool/ Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards / Pool/ Getty Images)

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