Kate Middleton and Prince William's parenting habit that the Queen 'can’t stand'

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a Christmas Party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus, at Kensington Palace on December 4, 2018 in London, England.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton have a surprisingly relatable way of parenting when it comes to going on holiday but the Queen reportedly "can't stand it".

Prince William and Kate, who are often praised for their styles, have a surprisingly normal and relatable habit for when they’re on holiday, but the Queen does not approve, according to monarchy experts.

The couple, who share three children; Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, are said to be hoping to give them as normal an upbringing as possible and William recently shared the relatable parenting confession that he has to monitor George's screen time when it comes to video games. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge clap for NHS carers as part of the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief 'Big Night In at London on April 23, 2020 in London, England.

The family split their time between their Kensington Palace apartment and Amner Hall, their holiday home in the country that they escape to as often as possible.

When they visit this country getaway, they actually use the kitchen as their "main base" as opposed to a formal living room, a royal source told the Express. 

The insider revealed that the Queen is not a fan of this, explaining, “For the Queen, she can't stand that, because she is used to having a set room for that sort of thing.

“The kitchen she never goes down to when she’s at Balmoral, for instance. In her mind, that is where all the kitchen staff works.”

Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England.

For Kate, who recently revealed she’s was feeling broody for baby number four, this will be a welcome escape from stricter royal life. As royal insiders claim she would never have sought a public life if she hadn’t have met and fallen for William. 

They revealed that the couple work hard to maintain a balance between their public and private life. It’s also been reported that they hope to relocate to Berkshire, for quieter family life in the country and to be nearer the Queen at Windsor Castle. 

They could also be set to inherit the Queen’s forgotten castle, Fort Belvedere, which is nestled in the grounds of Windsor’s great park.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.