Kate Middleton Parenting: Prince George And Princess Charlotte Learn Spanish, Royal Kids Raising Chickens At Home
It's no secret Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William make efforts to ensure the royal kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have a normal childhood. Observers note their parenting style strikes a balance between following royal rules and protocols while doing regular and basic things kids enjoy.
The Duchess of Cambridge recently revealed her kids are learning Spanish so they can grow up bilingual. She also said Prince George and Princess Charlotte are waiting for chicken eggs to hatch at their countryside home in Anmer Hall.
During a visit to the Farms for City Children in Gloucestershire, Middleton met a 9-year-old girl who spoke Spanish. Sayanna and the Duchess engaged in a conversation where the young girl learned the royal kids are learning the language.
"[Kate] said she is trying to teach Charlotte Spanish and said her son George can count up to 10 in Spanish already," Sayanna said, as per Hola. Middleton, who studied foreign languages in college, also gets help from Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, the children's Spanish nanny.
Learning languages is a royal tradition, as per Globe and Mail, thus raising bilingual royal kids comes as no surprise. Prince George and Princess Charlotte might end up learning a third language as well as their dad is fluent in French.
Meanwhile, Middleton also told guests during the Gloucestershire event that her kids are keeping watch over chicken eggs in an incubator at home. Prince George and Princess Charlotte apparently can't wait to see the eggs hatched in their mini chicken coop and farm, where the royals are raising five chickens, a lamb and a pig, as per Vanity Fair.
Family guests who have been to Anmer Hall said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge keep a household without any royal formalities. The kids play soccer in the backyard, or engage in arts-and-crafts, or watch "Peppa Pig," as per People. The Duchess herself opens the front door whenever they have visitors as well.