It should not come as a surprise that Princess Diana desired for her boys to have ordinary lives despite the fact that they were royalty. Even after all these years, her eldest son and her daughter-in-law continue to bring up their own kids with the same morals and values that she instilled in them.
On the one hand, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are being introduced by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the customs of the royal family, such as sitting on the Queen’s balcony with her and going on royal tours.
On the other hand, they are making an effort to live a normal, private life for the benefit of their children by taking their children on frequent visits to the grocery store and even eating snacks out of their vehicle.
It would seem that the Royal couple has taken these little cues from Princess Diana, who often brought her children on holidays that included visits at McDonald’s or amusement parks. It seems that Diana, who did not always conform to royal etiquette, had a big impact on how they rear their children.
Take for example Prince Charles and Princess Anne of the United Kingdom. Nannies were regularly employed by the children’s parents so that the parents may fulfill their obligations to the community without having to worry for the children.
When they were younger, their queen mother would only spend time with them at the predetermined “meetings” that were held each day.
According to the historian Ingrid Seward, even Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, who were born in the 1960s, were raised in a “nanny-dominated culture.”
The hands-on method is one that Princess Diana was keen about adopting with her kids.
Although Prince William and Kate Middleton have relied on the support of their trustworthy nanny, Maria Turrion Borrallo, they have also adopted the technique that Princess Diana advocated for.
Prince William and Kate Middleton followed Princess Diana’s lead by taking their little son on a royal trip to New Zealand and Australia when he was just nine months old. George remained with his parents the whole time and even a young Princess Charlotte was sent to Canada when she was just 2 years old.
Recently, Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their first official trip with their parents to Wales as part of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
During this trip, they were accompanied by their parents. It was a momentous event for George, who will one day become the Prince of Wales and take his place as King.
According to Seward, Prince Willian exemplifies “very much the contemporary father,” as he practices “active listening” with his children by stooping down to their eye level while having conversations with them.
According to a friend of the couple, his wife “runs things at home with the kids and the routines.”
William and Kate are present parents who pick up their children from school and let them to argue with one another over what music should be played in the background. In addition to that, they have the children do chores.
“[Kate] wishes to have a childhood similar to the one she had, which included growing up in a small town and having a close-knit family. She wants “a shared source” for her own children more than anything in the world.”