All the Ways Kate Middleton & Prince William Are Just Like Regular Parents

Madison Breaux | Oct 27, 2019 Celebrities
All the Ways Kate Middleton & Prince William Are Just Like Regular Parents
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When it comes to regular moms and dads, our minds don't exactly automatically think of the royal family. Kate Middleton and Prince William may be parents of three adorable kids, but let's face it, we don't really see them as our average mother and father. However, just because they have titles and royal status doesn't mean they aren't normal when they are on mom or dad duty. These two may lead very different lives than the majority of parents in the world, but they still go through all of the same difficulties, struggles, and stresses that regular parents do. No one, not even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are immune to the realities of parenthood!

Kate and Will handle everything from the school drop-offs to public meltdowns, and we have to remember that they do all of these things in the public eye. So it's like parenting, but with the eyes of the world watching them. Can't be fun, right? We certainly wouldn't think so.

Despite always being at the mercy of the public, however, Kate and Prince William manage to stay pretty grounded as parents. Unlike the royal parents that have come before them, the Cambridges keep things as real as possible. They encourage the Cambridge kiddos to take part in sports, be themselves, and live somewhat normal lives. Kate and Will aren't interested in raising their kids in a royal way, which honestly, makes them all the better parents. So, despite their royal titles, Kate and Will are here to remind us that they might wear crowns, but they parent just like commoners. Here are all the ways that the Cambridges are proving they are completely normal parents.

  • They Keep Them in the Dark About Succession

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    It's rumored that Kate and Will haven't filled in their kids on the details of their royal status. Prince George apparently doesn't have any idea that he's going to be the King of England one day, and we think the Cambridges want to keep it that way for as long as possible.

  • They Do School Drop-Offs/Pick-Ups

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    No nannies do the school drop-offs with these royal kiddos! Prince William and Kate bring their own kids to school on most days, and although we can't imagine the duchess sitting in the carpool line of cars, apparently it does happen.

  • They Encourage Their Kids To Have Nonroyal Hobbies

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    Kate and Will don't want their kids to focus on their royal lives too much, so they encourage them to look for entertainment outside of the palace walls. The Cambridge kids have dabbled in everything from soccer to tennis to dance classes.

  • They Let Them Make a Mess

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    Even palaces can get dirty, thanks to the Cambridge kids! Kate reportedly encourages her kids to get their hands dirty sometimes. It's rumored that the family makes pizza together, and no, they don't try to keep the kitchen clean.

  • They Cook With Them

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    And speaking of pizza, the duke and duchess reportedly also make many homemade meals with their children as well! We're sure they have the palace staff cook them meals sometimes, but we think normal family dinners are a regular occurrence in the Cambridge household.

  • They Limit Screen Time

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    Kate and Will definitely let their kids watch their favorite TV programs, but these two parents do try to limit the time the kiddos spend in front of a screen. Kate, as we all know, loves to encourage her kids to spend most of their time outside.

  • They Get Embarrassed Too

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    Like any normal parents, Kate and Will aren't immune to getting embarrassed by some of the wild things their kids do. The duchess seemed a little flushed after Princess Charlotte decided to stick out her tongue at photographers, but well, that's motherhood!

  • They Let Charlotte, George, and Louis Be Themselves

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    In the past, the royals have encouraged their children to be the epitome of regal class and grace, but Kate and Will encourage their kids to just be themselves. They don't try to stifle their personalities, just like any other normal parent wouldn't try to change their kids.

  • They Show Affection

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    Kate and Will are just like normal parents, because they aren't afraid to show affection in public. This doesn't seem like something that parents wouldn't do, but royals aren't really known for being overly loving in front of other people. Kate and Will are taking the commoner approach!

  • They Ask for Help When Needed

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    All parents need help sometimes -- even royal parents. Kate and Will aren't afraid to ask for help or hire a nanny when they feel overwhelmed. They may have royal status, but they still are regular parents like everyone else. They get stressed!

  • They Watch TV With Them

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    Kate and Will once revealed while on a radio show that they watch TV with their kids, and that Prince George particularly loves Peppa Pig. Even royal parents have to sit through children's programs every once and a while.

  • They Know the Importance of Cousins

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    To Kate and Will, family is everything -- just how it should be with every family. They have really made sure that the Cambridge kids have grown up being close to their cousins and other family members.

  • Outside Is Always Better

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    Like all parents, Kate and Will worry about how they are raising their kids, so they try to put a big emphasis on spending time outdoors. Kate is a huge advocate for children spending time with nature, and we couldn't agree more. And we think most other moms feel the same.

  • They Encourage Their Kids To Talk About Their Feelings

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    All parents want their kids to feel comfortable coming to them when something is bothering them or if they are feeling down, but this isn't really the royal way of doing things. Kate and Will, however, disagree and encourage their kids to speak their minds.

  • Kate Has Browsed Mom Blogs

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    It's rumored that Kate used a fake name to ask for advice on some popular mom blogs and websites, and we can't think of a more normal parent thing for her to do. Well ... besides the fake name thing, but a royal mom's gotta do what a royal mom's gotta do!

  • They Encourage Having Pets

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    The Cambridges love animals, and they even have a household dog, Lupo, that the couple adopted early in their marriage. And we have a feeling that they aren't hiring aides to help walk and feed the pup either. Royal chores, perhaps??

  • They Do Takeout

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    Yes, Kate and Will love getting food to go! We know that the duchess loves a good curry, so on nights when they don't feel like cooking, they just order in like commoners would do. Nothing better than some good takeout, right?

  • The Kids Are Part of Organizations

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    Or at least they will be at some point! As well as encouraging them to take part in sports or outdoors activities, Kate and Will always want their kids to be part of organizations or charities. Do we have some scouts in our midst?

  • Discipline Is Necessary at Times

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    In the lives of normal parents, sometimes discipline is all but necessary. Kate and Will don't publicly chastise their kids often (mostly because it's not needed), but every once in a while, they have to gently tell the little Cambridge kids to behave.

  • They Use Grandma When Needed

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    What are grandmas for, right?? When Kate and Will need a little help, they lean on Carole Middleton to lend a loving and helping hand. We're told she loves being their built-in babysitter for when they have an engagement or just need an old-fashioned date night.

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