King wants Kate and William’s children to avoid making ‘mistakes he made’


The King wants to make sure Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have much more freedom when it comes to love compared to what he had, a royal historian claimed.

King Charles III is committed to ensuring Kate, the Princess of Wales and Prince William’s children do not make “the mistakes he made”, Professor Chandrika Kaul claimed.

Prince George,9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 5, are already experiencing a childhood that is much different compared to the one His Majesty and the Prince of Wales lived.

Thanks to their parents’ efforts, the trio have been able to enjoy their lives away from the pressure of royal life when they were younger and have been slowly eased into appearing in public with Kate and William.

The Prince and Princess of Wales have also been noted to have taken a leaf out of Princess Diana and the Middleton’s handbook, taking on a more hands-on approach to raising their children.

Modern historian Chandrika Kaul suggested the King also wants to contribute to giving his grandchildren a more “normal” upbringing and ensure they are more in tune with their emotions.

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The King wants to ensure George, Charlotte and Louis don’t make his mistakes, Kaul claimed (Image: GETTY)

Appearing on Channel 5’s documentary The Fab Five: The King’s Children, Prof Kaul said: “I think King Charles is very keen that his grandchildren don’t make the mistakes that I think he feels he made, particularly when it came to matters of the heart.

“What I think he wants to do is try and help these young grandchildren grow up in as normal a way as possible and create more fully rounded human beings who are unafraid of their emotions and who are able to have the confidence to marry whom they want. And to have a happy, successful and fulfilled personal life.”

Commentator Ayesha Hazarika suggested His Majesty will face a further challenge in helping William ensure his two younger children are aware of their positions as active members of the Royal Family rather than as mere “spares” to their eldest brother.

Prince Harry lamented the label in his memoir, claiming he was made to feel the stark difference between his role and that of William during his childhood.

Hazarika said: “Charles, as a good grandfather, will have to explain to the other two that they’re not just spares, they’re not just surplus to requirement.”

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Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have been included in most outings with George (Image: GETTY)

The Duke of Sussex’s claims about life growing up as a spare have fuelled speculation about the roles Charlotte and Louis could take on in the future.

The pair have been usually seen on family outings with their parents and brother George but Kate and William have also been known to dedicate one-on-one time to their youngest children.

Before the Coronation, Kate treated Charlotte to a special visit to the ballet to watch Cinderella with her friends.

And the princess accompanied the Prince and Princess of Wales to a swim meet during the 2022 Commonwealth Games by herself.

Royal commentator Katie Nicholl suggested the Prince and Princess of Wales could consider having their three children working as a “collective” in the future to avoid animosity.

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George, Charlotte and Louis could work as a collective in the future, Nicholl claimed (Image: GETTY)

She suggested the move, in addition to making Charlotte and Louis feel involved in royal affairs, could reduce the pressure George faces as the heir to his father.

Nicholl said: “George knows that, like his Papa, he will one day be king.”

Having all three children involved in royal outings would also help Kate and William cement their image as a united family, expert Angela Mollard suggested earlier this year.

Mollard argued the Waleses’ had likely decided to include Louis in the Coronation to provide him with good memories of family events with his brother and sister.

She said: “George needs to be braced and supported by his sibling. The whole brand of the Waleses is very much ‘We’re a family, we do it all together.’

“We do not want an offshoot like Harry in the future.’ It’s going to make sure that Louis has a memory of the Coronation, so when his big brother takes on that role, he and Charlotte are there to support him.”


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