And we’re pretty surprised…
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been known to talk openly about family life, with the hands-on parents admitting that it can be a struggle.
Their main aim, they have explained, is to give Prince George and Princess Charlotte as much of a normal upbringing as possible and raise them to be good people.
‘I know that I was lucky,’ Kate has previously explained. ‘My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood where I always knew I was loved, valued and listened to.’
Prince George and Princess Charlotte may be third and fourth in line to the throne, but their parents are ensuring that the two mini royals get to just be children for now.
According to Us Weekly, George has been reported to love anything with wheels and Charlotte is a huge fan of Disney princesses, but there’s one toy that the couple have apparently banned the use of: iPads.
‘They’re very much seen as Mummy and Daddy’s toys, not for children ,’ a source reportedly told Us Weekly. ‘As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play, and encouraging an active imagination. They’re very much a normal family.’
‘My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realise how central values like these have been to me throughout my life,’ explained Kate to the pupils of Mitchell Brook Primary School in February. ‘That is why William and I want to teach our little children, George and Charlotte just how important these things are as they grow up. In my view it is just as important as excelling at maths or sport.’