11 Ways Kate Middleton Parents Her Kids Just Like Princess Diana Did

Liz Alterman | Dec 9, 2016 Celebrities

Prince Charles and Princess Diana with baby and Kate Middleton and Prince William with baby
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When you look at these two moms and their parenting styles, you can't help but see the striking similarities. Kate Middleton seems to be emulating much of Princess Diana's loving, playful, and hands-on maternal ways.  

From the way they dress the children to their fun-loving attempts to make sure the kids have a good time at every turn, these ladies would surely have plenty in common if they had a chance to spend time together today. 

  • Thrilled to Be Moms

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    As they gaze at their newborns and partners with such love in their eyes, you can see just how excited these proud ladies are to be first-time moms. 

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  • Similar Fashion Choices

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    These moms have similar taste when it comes to dressing their adorable boys. These red shorts are so precious! George looks so much like his dad -- right down to the socks and shoes! 

  • Holding the Little Ones at the Trooping the Colour

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    Rather than put their youngest children down where they wouldn't be able to see, Diana and Kate made sure to hold their babies at the Trooping the Colour in celebration of the queen's birthday. 

  • Careful on the Stairs!

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    Look how careful these moms are with their kids. You know they want to make sure they get down those stairs safely. It's lovely to see that their focus is on the kids even as the world watches.

  • Strolling in the Grass

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    It doesn't matter if you're a blueblood -- if you're a kid, you still just want to play outside and have fun. Diana made sure her boys got plenty of fresh air and exercise. Kate follows suit by taking George to watch a polo match where he had a blast rolling in the grass. 

  • Never Too Big for a Cuddle

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    With their little guys growing up fast, you can tell by these photos that both Diana and Kate cherish holding their fellas for as long as they still can. So sweet! 

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  • Hitting the Slopes Early

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    Getting the kids on skis early seems like a top priority for these royal moms. The closer you are to the ground, the easier it is, right? Smart! 

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  • Having Fun Outdoors

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    Making sure the littlest royals get to have their chance at a well-adjusted childhood, these are moms who aren't afraid to get on their level and have a good time. 

  • Instilling a Love of Adventure

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    Wanting to ensure that their little ones have a taste for adventure, both Diana and Kate embrace their own thrill-seeking sides to show the kids a great time. 

  • Taking the Kids to School

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    Both Kate and Diana deliver their tots to school themselves. Diana and William just dropped off little Prince Harry in the photos above, while Kate snapped this great shot of Prince George on his way to his first day of preschool. Even princesses don't get out of drop-off duty!

  • Well-Dressed & Well-Behaved

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    Kate has Diana's affinity for making combining her maternal and royal duties look like a snap -- and still appear the picture of perfection while doing it. The kids look adorable and are little angels -- who could ask for more?

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