The surprising way Prince Harry and William are raising their kids

Princess Diana has rubbed off on them!
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They may live thousands of miles apart, but it seems like Prince Harry and Prince William are firmly on the same page when it comes to raising their children. 

Bringing up youngsters is difficult enough, lest we add the public attention and pressures of royal life, but these brothers have made it a priority to give their kids the most normal life possible. 

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This of course comes as no surprise, given the royals benefited from the efforts of their mum who made it her mission to give her beloved boys the privacy they needed as children.

In an effort to give their kids the chance to be kids away from the frenzy that comes with being a member of the royal family, Prince William and his wife Catherine made the move to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor in mid-2022.

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According to sources, the decision was made in order to give George, Charlotte, and Louis a chance to “roam” their home more freely, as opposed to the “goldfish bowl” of London where they resided at Kensington Palace. 

Similarly, Harry and Meghan made the move to Montecito, California in July 2020 to escape the media frenzy that followed them in the UK.  

Princess Diana wanted her boys to live as normal of a childhood as possible. (Credit: Getty)

Another similarity in their approach to parenting is imparting a love of the great outdoors onto their youngsters. 

Both Harry and Wills have spoken candidly about their strong connection to nature, likely relating to the time they spent as youngsters themselves at Balmoral Castle. 

And in the next generation, this love of nature is rubbing off, with both families sharing snaps of their children getting stuck into a variety of outdoor pursuits. 

For the Wales family, the children have enjoyed bike riding, sailing, hiking and even skiing!

Across the pond in the US, whilst Archie and Lilibet are still young, they were seen enjoying hiking, playing sports, and other pastimes like feeding the chickens in the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan. 

The Wales’ children were hitting the slopes from a young age! (Credit: Getty)

As working royals, the Wales’ have often seven days a week schedules, with commitments across the Commonwealth. 

Despite this, however, they always make time for their children. 

“Whenever possible, William and Kate time their engagements to allow them to take their children to school and put them to bed, even on tours,” HELLO’s royal reporter Emily Nash revealed.

Similarly, taking time out from work commitments is a top priority for the Sussexes. 

These three are growing up so fast! (Credit: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

Penning an open letter to members of the United States Congress in support of a proposed paid leave program for new mums and dads, Meghan revealed her stance on the subject. 

“In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child. Like any parents, we were overjoyed. Like many parents, we were overwhelmed. Like fewer parents, we weren’t confronted with the harsh reality of either spending those first few critical months with our baby or going back to work.”

“We knew we could take her home, and in that vital (and sacred) stage, devote any and everything to our kids and to our family. We knew that by doing so we wouldn’t have to make impossible choices about childcare, work, and medical care that so many have to make every single day.”

Meghan and Harry want their two youngests to connect with nature. (Credit: The Ellen Show/Sussex Royal)

It does of course come as no huge shock that the collective five kids are also being raised with impeccable manners – they are royals after all!

Whilst accompanying their parents to many official engagements, George, Charlotte and even Louis have been seen bowing, curtseying and even shaking hands when needed. 

In a tell-all interview with The Cut, Meghan revealed that ensuring both Archie and Lilibet are raised with good manners was also a huge priority for her and her husband. 

“We always tell him [Archie]: ‘Manners make the man. Manners, manners, manners, manners, manners,'” Meghan said. 

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