Kate Middleton wants to raise Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis like Lady Louise and Viscount Severn

Princess Catherine of Wales reportedly admires the Wessex's parenting style, a new book claims

Kate Middleton wants to raise George, Charlotte and Louis like Lady Louise and Viscount Severn
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Kate Middleton reportedly admires Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's parenting style so much that she wants to raise her children in the same way, a new book has claimed.

Kate Middleton wants to raise her children, Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, in the same way that Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex have raised their kids, a new royal book has claimed. 

While Kate Middleton has often been praised for her 'intuitive' and 'confident' parenting, The New Royals, written by Vanity Fair's royal correspondent, Katie Nicholl, claims that the Princess admires the parenting techniques used by the Wessexes.

Despite Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex being working royals who's calendars are filled with engagements and royal duties, their children, Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, styled as Viscount Severn, 12, grew up without Her/His Royal Highness titles and managed to spend their childhoods largely out of the public eye. 

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor

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Nicholl claims that Kate admires how Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex managed to give their children a quiet upbringing despite being at the heart of the Royal Family. 

While the youngest grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have now been thrown into the spotlight due to their appearances at the Queen's funeral, their lives so far have been surprisingly normal.

Royal fans delighted at the news of Lady Louise Windsor's summer job in a garden centre, where it was reported she was earning only £6.83 per hour in her role. After receiving her A Level results in August, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Lady Louise, who has been described as the Queen's 'favourite' grandchild, would be following in the footsteps of her cousin, Prince William, and attending the University of St Andrews to read English.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

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Nicholl explains that Kate Middleton and Prince William can bring up their children in the down-to-earth style they clearly favour, but that Prince George has his future set in stone as second in line to the throne, and that pressure is vast.

Princess Charlotte does have more choice about her role within the family than her older brother does, but Nicholl describes her as 'the 'spare', saying she must hold the possibility that she could become the monarch when pursuing whatever other career she may choose. 

Meanwhile Prince Louis could choose to become a non-working royal if he pleases and may take a much more relaxed approach to working within the family than his siblings.

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer for Goodto.com. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.