Charlene, Princesse of Monaco, 44, and Kate Middleton, 40 were married in 2011 to their respective Royal Families. They have now had children about the same age. Experts say they have very different parenting styles.
Charlene has eight-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, and the Princess of Wales has three children – Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.
Jasmine Peters is a parenting expert who spoke to Express.co.uk about how Charlene and Kate differ in their parenting styles.
She said: “Princess Charlene gives a small clue into her permissive parenting style when she spoke to the French magazine ‘Point de Vue’ about raising her twins in November 2019.
This expert says that Charlene’s parenting style is “permissive” but it is actually “more modern”.
Ms Peters said, “On the plus side this is a modern style of parenting with fewer rules and expectations for children. Children love and care about their children openly.
“It is often said that children are not mature enough or competent enough to handle responsibilities or tasks that require self-control.
“Parents who allow their children to be left alone are less likely to discipline them and will avoid any confrontations. Instead of setting expectations and creating rules, they let their children make the decisions.
“Some things that Charlene can employ to help curb this difficult task are: Keep the children out of the spotlight as much as possible. This will preserve their innocence and allow them to be themselves without being judged or forced by the public.
“Ensure she has a supportive, loving, and caring network of people she can rely on. Parenting is an amazing gift. However, it can also be exhausting.
“Having a support network is beneficial for her physical and emotional health, so she can be available to raise her children in a healthy way.
“Last but certainly not least, in everything find joy. Life is short and our children will only be with us for a brief time. Enjoy them, make memories and enjoy their company.”