It’s said Princess Catherine “admires” the parenting style of two fellow royals and reportedly hopes to emulate this for Prince George, Charlotte and Louis.
- The Princess of Wales is said to “admire” the way Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex are raising Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
- It’s been claimed that Princess Catherine wants to raise her children in a similar way.
- This royal news comes as the priceless jewelry worn in the Queen’s final portrait proved that family always came first for Her Majesty.
During a walkabout in Windsor on September 10, Prince William and Princess Catherine revealed they’re maintaining “normality” for their three children as the Royal Family grieve the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. Now it’s been suggested that Princess Catherine could be hoping to emulate the parenting style of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, when it comes to giving her children a relatively quiet upbringing as royals.
As reported by Express.co.uk (opens in new tab) in her new book, The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s legacy and the Future of the Crown, royal correspondent Katie Nicholl wrote that Princess Catherine “admires” the Wessexes for preparing their kids for the “real world”.
“Kate is said to admire the way Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, are raising their children – Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn – in the bosom of the Royal Family but prepared for life in the real world,” she reportedly alleged.
The publication also suggested that the book claimed that Princess Catherine wishes to adopt a similar parenting style. This comes just a few years after the Countess of Wessex opened up about how Louise and James are “very likely” to have to work for a living.
Speaking to The Sunday Times (opens in new tab) back in 2020 Sophie said, “We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living.”
She later added, “They go to a regular school. They go to friends for sleepovers and parties. At weekends we do lots of dog walking and stay with friends.”
Now Lady Louise Windsor is following in Prince William and Princess Catherine’s footsteps having secured a place to study at St Andrews University. Although Prince George being second in the royal line of succession means that it might be difficult for him to live out of the royal spotlight, Katie Nicholls suggested that Louis could possibly end up becoming a “private citizen” and Charlotte might also have a career.
“George, Charlotte, and Louis, who had starring roles at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, are being raised by their parents with an awareness of their positions and the roles they will one day carry out in support of the monarchy,” the author alleged. “George knows that like his papa, he will one day be king, while Charlotte will likely juggle the role of being the spare with a career."
“Louis could well be a private citizen undertaking occasional royal duties, like William and Harry’s cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, as well as princesses Beatrice and Eugenie," she added.
Members of the Wales and Wessex families are understood to be close and have been spotted together on many occasions over the years, from chatting animatedly at the Commonwealth Games in July to standing side-by-side on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Jubilee.
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