‘They come herding in’: Prince William explains adorable trick to get his children ready for bedtime

In addition to fulfilling their royal duties, Prince William and Kate Middleton have a lot of work to do at home. The couple have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

While the three royal children have been experiencing a lot of heartache lately, William and Kate are working hard to give them as normal a childhood as possible.

Not only do they try to raise their children, like any other parent, to be friendly and good people, but they also have strict rules at home, including a specific bedtime and limits on screen time. .

Let’s take a look at the private lives of William and Kate’s family, and the father’s ingenious trick to get his children ready for bedtime.

The couple has been married for over ten years and they have three beautiful children, George (born 2013), Charlotte (2015), and Louis (2018).

Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis
Prince George is third in the line of succession, after his father and grandfather, Prince Charles. When he was born on July 22, 2013, there was a lot of media interest in the little prince, and his birth was celebrated all over the world.

On May 2, 2015, he became a big brother after the birth of his sister, Princess Charlotte. George started school at Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk in early January 2016. He transferred to Thomas’s Battersea School in September 2017, where he and his sister Charlotte now attend school.

According to his website, the fee for Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the upcoming school year at Thomas’ Battersea School is around $20,000.

According to journalist Jane Moore, the school has strict social rules. For example, as she explains to The Sun, Princess Charlotte and Prince George can’t have just one best friend.

“It’s a really cool little school, actually, for reasons I think it really focuses on kindness, it’s a huge thing in that school, and the pastoral care is amazing,” Moore told The Sun. “There is a policy that if your son is going to have a party unless all the kids in the class are invited, he doesn’t hand out the invitations in class, which I think is pretty good as he doesn’t feel left out.” .

William and Kate are “open” to sending George to boarding school
“There are signs everywhere that say be nice; that is the spirit of the school. They don’t encourage you to have best friends,” she added, saying that both Kate and William are very involved in their children’s education.

When they were young, Prince William and his brother Harry attended boarding school at Ludgrove School, a preparatory school for boys aged 8 to 13. Both William and Kate are said to be willing to send their eldest son, George, to boarding school. However, they want to wait until he is a little older.

“Kate and William are open to sending George to boarding school in the future and have already reviewed a few, but feel eight is a little young and want to wait until he’s a little older,” a source told Us Weekly in 2020, as reported, by Marie Claire.

“George going to school is a decision the Cambridges will make as a family,” the source added. “They would never force George to go unless he wants to, and they think it’s the right thing to do.”

However, in the end, it is up to George to decide whether he wants to attend boarding school or not.

William and Kate’s three children have official titles as princes and princesses. When on official royal duties with their parents, they will always be referred to by their royal titles.

That’s what George and Charlotte are called at school.
However, at school, it is a completely different situation. According to Hello Magazine, George and Charlotte are not referred to by their royal titles.

Instead, they go for George Cambridge and Charlotte Cambridge. It’s a nod to their parents’ titles, with William and Kate Middleton as Duke and Duchess. Furthermore, it has been reported that his classmates call Prince George “PG”, his initials.

This is not the first time royal children have taken names. Both Harry and William used the same type of names in the army and at school, being called William Wales and Harry Wales. His father, Charles, is the Prince of Wales, and his mother, Diana, was the Princess of Wales.

Although they are still very young, George and Charlotte have accompanied their parents on official visits to other countries. For example, in 2016 they traveled to Canada and a year later to Poland and Germany.

Prince George is now eight years old and, although he is growing up fast, it seems that he is not ready for what lies ahead. According to royal commentator Neil Sean, George is “protected” from the future burden of being king.

“When you look at Prince George, it’s so weird, isn’t it? To look and think he has no idea what’s coming for him,” Neil Sean’s Daily News Headlines said on his YouTube channel, as quoted by Express.

‘Maintain a safe environment around you’
“He’s very sheltered at that age, but for him, he was born into this. He really doesn’t know exactly how the Monarchy operates, even at that young age.”

It’s long been known that William and Kate have wanted to shield their children from what royal duties can mean: in 2016 they spoke openly about it, saying it’s critical to give George a normal childhood for as long as possible.

“I love my children the way any father does, and I hope George loves me like any son loves his father,” William told the BBC. “We are very normal in that sense. There will be a time and a place to raise George and understand how he fits into the world.

“But right now, it’s just about keeping a safe and stable environment around him and showing him as much love as a father that he can,” he added.

William and Kate have been very open about their family life. However, some details, of course, they keep to themselves.

But when they hear them talk about their family, they tend to paint a picture of a loving and harmonious family.

Speaking on Apple’s Time To Walk, William discussed his children and his great love for music. In fact, it turns out that they enjoy the same music as their father.

Prince William reveals his children’s love for music
“What has surprised me is how much my children have already inherited my family’s love of music,” said William.

“Most mornings, there is a massive fight between Charlotte and George over what song is played in the morning. And I have to, now, basically prioritize that one day someone does this and another day it’s someone else’s turn. So George does it, then Charlotte does it. Such is the clamor for music.”

Additionally, William revealed that Shakira’s hit song Waka Waka is the only song his kids are in love with right now. Not only do they listen to it, but they also put on their dancing shoes.

“There are a lot of hip movements throughout. There is a lot of dressing up. Charlotte, in particular, is running around the kitchen in her dresses and ballet stuff and everything,” William explained. She “she goes completely crazy with Louis following her around trying to do the same thing. It is a really happy time where the children just enjoy dancing, playing and singing.”


When George started school in Battersea, Kate and William decided to move their permanent base to Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, relocating from the countryside.

Kate and William’s strict rules for children
The home was decorated with the help of famed interior designer Ben Pentreath, but for the kids’ room, you won’t see any large chandelier hanging above an expensive, historic wooden table.

Instead, Kate and William decided to use furniture from Ikea.

William and Kate may be hugely famous and live a life most people can only dream of, but they face the same struggles as many other parents.

The royal nanny, María Borrallo, has been working for the Firm for eight years. She not only works as a babysitter for George, Charlotte and Louis, but she also helps with different tasks during trips and weddings.

Since Maria has been with the royal family for so long, she is highly respected. She also makes sure that George, Charlotte, and Louis follow the strict rules that her parents have set, such as bedtime.

As MyLondon reports, the three royal children have a strict 7:00 p.m. bedtime. m., which must comply. And Maria is a crucial person in ensuring that children follow their parents’ wishes.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George

“There will be no mess. That’s because Maria will be aware that when they get off the planes, hand in hand with mom, smiling and waving at the crowd, there can be no crying or tantrums or tantrums,” nanny expert Louise Heren told The Sun.

William’s ingenious trick to prepare children for bedtime
Sure, it can be tricky getting your kids ready for bed. However, it turns out that Prince William has a brilliant and cute trick that he uses.

“We started watching one of the newer documentaries [by David Attenborough]. It’s amazing at bedtime when I can herd the kids together, just yelling ‘let’s go see one of David’s documentaries’ and they come like a herd,” William told BBC Radio 4.

“It’s the easiest way to catch my kids and get them ready for bedtime.”

However, watching documentaries narrated by Attenborough isn’t always fun. William

she remembered once that George didn’t want to watch anymore, because it made him sad.

“The most recent one, the extinction one, actually George and I had to turn it off,” she explained. “We got really sad halfway through. He said to me, ‘You know I don’t want to see this anymore.'”

“You know, he’s seven years old and he’s already asking me these questions, he’s really sorry. And I think every seven-year-old can relate to that,” added William.

It’s not just bedtime that’s strict for royal children. Prince William and Kate made sure to give them limited screen time.

Limited screen time at home
In 2018, William spoke about the limited screen time for his children and said that it is very difficult and quite challenging to balance.

“We are going to have that discussion with our family. How the hell are we going to watch and spend family time when all the phones are on the hook and you’re offline, he explained. “Because we’re all so connected now that we have to say, ‘OK, for example, we’re eating now.'”

Additionally, William questioned how other parents deal with screens.

“This generation is going to be the first to grow up completely immersed in cell phones, social media, a lot of things,” he said.

“And yet our generation, the older generation, the parent generation, we were completely left with ‘how do we deal with this? Where we go? Where do you learn to take care of your children’s digital world?’”

“Grandma Diana” at bedtime
In the documentary ‘Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy’, William also revealed how he is working to keep her late mother’s legacy alive. William wants his children to know what kind of impact Princess Diana had on the world and her family.

He wants her children to “know who she was and that she existed” and William also has more photos in Diana’s house.

“It’s hard because obviously Catherine didn’t know her, so she can’t provide that level of detail, so I regularly put George and Charlotte to bed, talk about her and try to remind them that there are two grandmothers, there were two grandmothers. in their lives,” William said.

Princess Diana with Prince William sitting on her lap at Polo / Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images
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