Kate Middleton reveals how Prince George, Charlotte and Louis keeps her parenting skills in check in relatable unearthed clip

The Princess of Wales opens up about one of her worst fears as a mum-of-three

Kate Middleton Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Wimbledon
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The Princess of Wales has given fans an insight into the pressures of being a mum when it comes to impressing the kids.

Choosing the right must-have toys for children isn't the only thing families have to worry about - whether its the best toys for 10 year olds or the best toys for two year olds, what really matters is do you know your Paw Patrol characters from your Peppa Pig? Or your Barbie from your Bluey?

And while Kate has previously added to her mum-creditability with her Paw Patrol knowledge during a public engagement, there's something else she has to worry about - and that's getting the names of the popular children's toy right. 

So how does she tell the difference between Rubble, Rocky, Skye or Zuma? Well, it looks like she's been swotting up with her kids Prince George, 10, Charlotte, eight, and Louis, five, who are fans of the show.

In an unearthed clip, Kate responds to fans praising her Paw Patrol knowledge, to which she revealed one of her fears: "I was then [thinking] I hope my children don't challenge me on which one's which!"

When a fan suggested Kate might have got it wrong, she replied, "Oh dear.."

But others are impressed with her interactions, and one wrote, "Princess Kate is amazing she never disappoints!" and another said "Love her! So spontaneous and caring!"

Meanwhile, she's now the only one worrying about getting it right. Other parents have previously shared the pressure to know all the Paw Patrol characters' names too.

One mum wrote on the X (the platform formerly named Twitter), "I need to catch up on my paw patrol knowledge because all the kids love it."

Meanwhile, some others have been brushing up on the familiar faces. Another mum wrote, "New Year's Resolution: Monetise my encyclopedic knowledge of Paw Patrol."

A third parent added, "As a parent I often wonder what precious knowledge my brain forgot in order to make room for the paw patrol characters and their assigned colours."

Well that's a feat for anyone else to beat over the summer holidays!

And did you know Paw Patrol is listed as one of the best toys for 18-month-olds?

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)