There’s a sweet sign that Prince William and Kate Middleton are just as devoted to parenting as they are to their royal roles.
After the 8th September death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles became her eldest child. In his first address as monarch to the nation, he paid tribute to his mother, the Queen. (Opens in a new tab he confirmed the new titles of his son-in-law and daughter-in law. Now the first in royal succession (Opens in new tab Prince William has been named the new Prince and Princess of Wales. Kate Middleton is the Princess of Wales. Following the end of the Royal mourning period for Queen Elizabeth II, the pair have resumed royal duties.
Though it seems that no matter how busy their schedules are, the parents-of-three are utterly committed to being “hands-on” parents as well as senior royals. OK! (opens new tab), royal correspondent and author Katie Nicholl has suggested that William and Kate have mastered the “royal juggle” of family and royal life and there’s one sweet sign of this.
Katie suggested that William and Kate, despite their packed schedules, do everything they can to make sure that engagements are in line with what Prince George and Princess Charlotte have planned.
“They try to schedule royal engagements as much as they can around George and Charlotte’s schedules – football practice and gymnastics clubs and playdates with cheesy pasta. They try to do the school run as much as possible,” she claimed.
Katie then went on to express her belief that although the Wales family do have people to help them at home, when it comes to mealtimes it’s generally the Princess who does the cooking for her, William and their kids.
The expert and author alleged, “Yes, they have a nanny and a housekeeper, but it’s Kate preparing tea most days. She really is completely hands-on.”
The Prince and Princess of Wales shared the daily task of picking up George, Charlotte, and Louis from Lambrook in Windsor, last month. Some research has shown that the school run can be the most stressful. (Opens in new tab Kate and William appear to be committed to this task.
As reported by MyLondon (Opens in new tab when the couple spoke with volunteers and staff in Windsor who helped in the run-up to the day of the Queen’s State Funeral (Opens in new tab Committal Service on the 19th of September. One of the people there supposedly explained later, “I said to [Kate Middleton] ‘It seems strange that the future Queen does the school run’.”
They then claimed that William added quickly, “I do it as well!”, with another staff member said to have confirmed that for the Prince and Princess the school run is very much a “shared event”.
So it seems that Prince William and Kate Middleton are eager to be as “hands-on” as possible in their children’s lives and reportedly make a concerted effort to ensure they’re available to arrange, drop off and collect them from social or extracurricular events alongside their royal duties.