Prince William and Kate are modelling their family on the 'tight unit' of the Middletons to keep their children grounded, royal expert claims

  • Prince William and Kate are modelling their family unit on the Middletons
  • Richard Kay told The Royal Beat that William wants to protect his children
  • Royal author Duncan Larcombe said couple look to Middletons not the royals  
  • Ingrid Seward said Kate want's to wrap semblance of normality around their kids

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are modelling their family on the Middletons rather than the royals to keep their children grounded.

Speaking during the latest episode of True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat, Richard Kay said their parenting style is motivated bt the fact that William and Harry were thrust into the spotlight at a young age.

The editor at large for the Daily Mail revealed that William 'wants to protect his children for as long as possible.'

Royal biographer Ingrid Seward agreed saying that Kate want's to 'wrap some semblance of normality around their children, because she knows what [royal life] can do.'

And royal author Duncan Larcombe, claimed that the royal couple want to model their family on 'a tight unit' like the Middletons where all the siblings are very close like Kate is to her brother James and sister Pippa. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are modelling their family on the Middletons rather than the royals to keep their children grounded according to royal experts on True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are modelling their family on the Middletons rather than the royals to keep their children grounded according to royal experts on True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat

'William has curated George's appearances in a completely different way from the way his mother and father curated his, Richard said.

'William and Harry, particularly William, were thrust from a very young age centre stage. William has taken a different view, he wants to protect [his children] for as long as possible, give them some semblance of a normal childhood. 

'But inevitably as [George] gets older, we're going to see more of him, in a jacket and tie, at Wimbledon as we did, and at Platinum Jubilee-type celebrations.'

Ingrid agreed saying: 'I think Kate has to wrap some semblance of normality around [their children], because she knows what [royal life] can do. 

Royal biographer Ingrid Seward agreed saying that Kate want's to 'wrap some semblance of normality around their children, because she knows what [royal life] can do'

Royal biographer Ingrid Seward agreed saying that Kate want's to 'wrap some semblance of normality around their children, because she knows what [royal life] can do'

Richard said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge curate George's appearances in a completely different way from the way Williams mother and father curated his

 Richard said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge curate George's appearances in a completely different way from the way Williams mother and father curated his

'She's seen it; she's been around long enough... but they're not normal children, and I think it's extremely hard to keep their little feet on the ground… I think this is a danger Kate's very aware of. 

'Louis at the Jubilee became a superstar, but that would have probably worried her a bit.'

While Duncan added: 'I think what we've seen for some time now is that the model William and Kate are essentially using as a family is the Middleton way. 

'It's that strong family; brothers, sisters, everyone. And it is a tight unit.'

It comes after seven-year-old Charlotte joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a visit to Birmingham earlier this week, where they watched hockey matches, swimming heats and gymnastics.

Carole and MIchael Middleton, pictured at Wimbledon in July, have created a tight family unit around their three children

Carole and MIchael Middleton, pictured at Wimbledon in July, have created a tight family unit around their three children 

And royal editor for The Sun newspaper, Duncan Larcombe, claimed that the royal couple want to model their family to resemble that of 'a tight unit' which is the Middleton way of raising their children

And royal editor for The Sun newspaper, Duncan Larcombe, claimed that the royal couple want to model their family to resemble that of 'a tight unit' which is the Middleton way of raising their children

She was on her very best behaviour as she joined her parents for her first royal engagement without her brothers George, nine, and Louis, four. 

During the appearance on Tuesday, the little princess shook hands with dignitaries, smiled for photographs, and cheered on the athletes, all under the watchful eye of her parents.  

Charlotte put on an animated display, giving her father a thumbs up, pulling funny faces, and even sticking her tongue out and she soaked up the atmosphere.

After the outing to the Aquatics Centre, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to a programme supporting young athletes. Princess Charlotte was photographed on her best behaviour, shaking hands with Tim Lawler, CEO of SportsAid.  

It's far from the first time the couple have brought one of their children along to a public event this summer - with George attending the Wimbledon final this year

It's far from the first time the couple have brought one of their children along to a public event this summer - with George attending the Wimbledon final this year 

And when the long day started to get too much, Prince William doted on his seven-year-old daughter, while Kate tucked her hair behind her ears in more restless moments.

It's far from the first time the couple have brought one of their children along to a public event this summer - with George attending the Wimbledon final and little Prince Louis stealing the show at the Jubilee events.

Body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL the Duke and Duchess were using techniques to stay 'totally tuned into' their children while 'not showing signals of anxiety' about the high profile events.

She explained: 'George, Charlotte and Louis are not only allowed to be playful, fun, spontaneous and even cheeky in public, they are actively encouraged by their mum and dad, who often look at their most proud and most doting when they are doing so.'  

Judi revealed: 'William and Kate’s parenting duties were always going to be unique as they’re inducting a prince, princess and future king into the rules, traditions and formalities of the royal family as well as allowing three small children to have as much fun and freedom as possible as they do so.

'What we have been seeing during their most recent public outings is how well they are managing the ‘normal’ aspect of their parenting, making them look like many other families taking their kids on a day out. '    

The Royal Beat - available on True Royalty TV www.trueroyalty.tv 

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Prince William and Kate are modelling their family on the Middletons to keep children grounded

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