Royal rules: Kate and William created new routine for children in the midst of lockdown

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Kate and Prince William are said to have issued new rules within their household to make sure their three children would not be affected by the change of pace dictated by the coronavirus lockdown. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge moved to their home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after the nationwide school closure in late March. 

And ever since the family has settled into a new routine, which prevents children from watching too much TV too early in the day, a source has claimed.

Speaking to The Sun’s Fabulous, the royal source said: “The television is not on throughout the day and programmes have to be met with parental approval.”

Among the TV programmes George, Charlotte are said to love there are CBBC’s What, Where, When, Why, Numberblocks and Horrible Histories.

The source added: “There is the staple of Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine and cartoons on Disney Channel.” 

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are also used to play with their parents and with each other without the aid of technology, the insider claimed.

They said: “All the children seem to like games and a quiz.

“They get fired up [trying to find things from the show] in the garden.” 

The new routine issued by Kate and Prince William comes with a strict set of rules which includes emotional coaching, paying attention to mental health just as much as physical health and a no-shouting policy.

The source said: “Emotional coaching is a Cambridge parental building block.

“Awareness of others less fortunate than themselves, physical and mental health and going to sleep in a calm happy house is so utterly important to them all.” 

Equally important for the Cambridges, the source added, is to put on a united front with their children.

The source added: “There is no question of one parent saying ‘no’ and the other saying ‘yes’ later on as Kate and William want to present a unified parental front to their children.”

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were last seen earlier this month in a series of new picture released to mark Father’s Day and Prince William’s birthday.

One of the snaps, taken by Kate in the gardens at Anmer Hall, shows Prince William sitting on a swing while surrounded by his three smiling children. 

Two other playful pictures show George, Louis and Charlotte playing on the grass with the Duke of Cambridge.

Kate recently opened up on her children’s love for the outdoors and gardening as she was visiting, in her first face-to-face engagement since the lockdown started, a garden centre in Sandringham.

Meeting owners at the Fakenham Garden Centre in Norfolk, Kate said she had already visited the shop in the past with her children who really enjoy spending time there. 

Kate said: “They love it!

“It’s such a great space for children and families to come to garden centres.

“I’ve been food shopping, but I have to say I haven’t been out a huge amount more – but it’s good and so important now as things start to ease, people know they can go out and particularly to places like this.”   

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