Despite her royal status, the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly shuns special treatment and instead is a hands-on mum to George, 6, Charlotte, 4, and Louis, 3.
Kate’s parenting tips include encouraging kids to learn how to save their own pocket money, to switching on Peppa Pig episodes on the TV.
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Last week, the 39-year-old took the children shopping on the King’s Road where they were responsible for their own purchases – a move that impressed fellow parents.
The news came courtesy of the excited shop assistant who served the royal family.
Alexa, who works in the store they visited, tweeted: “I’ve always been a Kate Middleton fan… today she was in one of my stores on the Kings Road with George and Charlotte, what the team told me about how she was with them and how the kids were with each other makes me like her even more!”
She went on: “I wasn’t there but she talked to my team, the kids had a budget that they stuck to and paid for their own things with their own money.
“Just normal well brought up children and a normal parent trying to do the right thing and that’s just lovely!”
Prince William previously told Radio One how eldest son and future King George is a big fan of kids TV favourite, Peppa Pig.
William joked: “You have to pretend you’re really interested in it because George gets very upset if you’re not showing due diligence to the characters.”
However, Mum Kate is keen to limit screen time and has confessed to a love of the outdoors, stressing the importance of getting her young family out in the fresh air.
Speaking on Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast Happy Baby Happy Mum, Kate said: “As children, we spent a lot of time outside and it’s something I’m really passionate about.
“I think it’s so great for physical and mental wellbeing and laying those foundations.”
Kate told Mary Berry on their Christmas Special with ITV: “We grow our own vegetables. We’ve got carrots, beans, beetroot – a massive favourite – Louis absolutely loves beetroot.
“I think being outside and being in nature is such a great environment for children to learn lifelong skills, really. Physical, emotional and cognitive skills. Whether it’s digging, running, boulder-hopping…”
However, Kate is also open to taking advice and has admitted to reading up on books by parenting experts such as The Modern Mother’s Handbook: How To Raise A Happy, Healthy, Smart, Disciplined and Interesting Child, Starting From Birth.
Kate gave the world a peek into her parenting style when she loved the book so much that she sent a letter to the author, who remains anonymous, saying how much she appreciated reading it.