PRINCE WILLIAM and Prince Harry’s heartbreaking efforts to ensure their children grow up with Princess Diana in their lives has been detailed in a new book.
Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, have followed in the footsteps of Princess Diana with a “symbolic” gesture when it came to deciding how to bring up their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Finding Freedom authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie described how Kate and William have made the kitchen the centre of their house – just like Diana did.
The book said: “In this way, William was continuing his mother’s legacy.
“Princess Diana was one of the first royals to make the kitchen in their apartment a place where the family convened.
“This was during a time where most other members of the Royal Family had barely stepped foot in the kitchen.
“When William and Kate took over the apartment at 1A, they wanted the kitchen to be at the heart of the home.
Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother Princess Diana wanted to make the kitchen the heart of the house (Image: GETTY)
Prince William and Prince Harry grew up at Kensington Palace (Image: GETTY)
“It wasn’t just practical, it was also symbolic.
“Like his mother had wanted for him, William desired relatively normal childhoods for his kids, even if his eldest son was destined to be king.”
Kate and Prince William, Ms Durand and Mr Scobie added, are equally present in their children’s lives.
Prince William confessed Kate is more patient than he is with their children (Image: GETTY)
William and Harry are both determined to be good fathers, the book said.
The authors wrote: “In being a hands-on dad, Harry was very much like his brother, William, who was involved in every aspect of raising his three children – including school drop-off, pickup, as well as homework.
“He and Kate, who had an equal partnership when it came to the house, were modern parents.
Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother Diana died in 1997 (Image: GETTY)
Prince William and Prince Harry are bringing up their children in a similar fashion (Image: GETTY)
Kate and William themselves have opened up about their children’s education over the past few months.
Sharing their own take experience with homeschooling during lockdown, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said to have equally taken part in their children’s activities.
However, Prince William confessed he is not as patient as his wife of nine years.
Prince William has three children – George, Charlotte and Louis (Image: EXPRESS)
On a recent episode of the BBC podcast That Peter Crouch, the Duke said: “I’ve found it pretty testing, not going to lie, trying to keep the children engaged in some kind of work.
“I’ve learned through homeschooling that my patience is a lot shorter than I thought it was, that’s probably been the biggest eye-opener for me, and that my wife has super patience.”
Speaking about teaching seven-year-old Prince George maths, Prince William added: “I have to admit I’m a bit embarrassed about my maths knowledge, I can’t do Year 2 maths.”
In her first interview with the BBC via video link back in April, Kate admitted her house had become quite hectic during lockdown.
Prince William with Kate and their three children in April (Image: GETTY)
She said: “Children have got such stamina.
“You get to the end of the day and you write a list of all the things you’ve done in that day.
“You’ve pitched a tent, take the tent down again, cook, bake, you get to the end of the day.
“They’ve had a lovely time. It’s amazing how much you can cram into one day, that’s for sure.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK