Although Duchess Kate is responsible for raising future heirs to the British throne, she is just like most moms: busy, dedicated, and a little strict if necessary.
Apparently, her parenting style is “refreshing” in terms of what those who have come before her have done. Raising children in the Royal Family comes with many different rules and protocols, some of which Kate has implemented in her parenting. But, some of which she hasn’t.
In a new story, Sophie Pickles, parenting expert, reveals to Express.co.uk: “During a Canadian tour in 2016, Kate committed a royal ‘faux pas’ by crouching down to talk face-to-face with a young Prince George – the very same move that caused the Queen to reprimand William earlier that year.
“This shows that while Kate may hold great respect for the royal family’s many traditions when it comes to parenting her own children, she is the one that is going to make the rules.”
“Kate’s parenting style will certainly be a fresh perspective for the royal family.
“She has her finger on the pulse of the latest research where early childhood education is concerned and is very keen to take an active role in her children’s upbringing – something that is far from the norm for traditional royal families.
“While Kate values good behaviour and polite children, she also understands that children will be children and need to be allowed to run, play and make noise just as children are supposed to.
“Definitely a world away from the upbringing William and Harry will have experienced.”
“Kate is blazing a trail for the next generation of modern parents and it is very exciting to see.
“She isn’t afraid to show affection to her children in public and it is just one of the many things that makes her imminently more relatable to parents around the world.”
Still, Duchess Kate respects many traditional parenting rules.
She said: “While Kate’s parenting style may be avant-garde compared to others in the royal family, she does actually favour many traditional parenting techniques.
“The princes and princess have been raised to be polite, courteous and respectful of others.
“Kate isn’t afraid to be strict if necessary and the children will follow household ‘rules’ and adhere to Kate and William’s expectations.
“Kate herself has admitted that she is no ‘pushover’ and understands the need to set boundaries and have high, but realistic, expectations of her children.”