Prince William and Kate Middleton are following in Princess Diana's footsteps.
"One of the things with William I have noticed is that, like Diana, he and his family love to cook, they love to be together and doing things together," former chef Darren McGrady said in an interview with Coffee Friend. "They also, like the princess, allow their children to be children. You see them eating cookies, you see them even making cookies."
Since William, 39, wasn't overly spoiled when he was a tot, he wants to make sure to pass that onto his kids — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3. "The princess always wanted the boys to be more 'normal' by letting them experience things as royal children and then just ordinary children," the chef said. "You definitely see that with William and Kate now."
Though the kiddos are still young, the pair try to be around them as much as possible, even though their schedules are quite hectic.
"[Kate and William] are also very good at rolling up their sleeves and helping out with school events: sports days, fundraisers and that sort of thing," a source shared. "They try to be just like normal parents with normal parenting challenges."
"Table manners, thank you letters, little courtesies are being drilled into the children so they become automatic," the insider explained. "If George has been naughty, and he has been on occasion, Kate and William are good at explaining to him the rights and wrongs of what’s happened."
Kate, 40, and William also like to encourage the children to "write, sketch, photograph and paint weekly journals," the insider revealed.
"New skills are constantly being learnt, lots of cooking being done by all the three children, followed by lots of mess and much laughter," the insider said. "They are always at great pains to make sure the three of them have as normal a childhood as possible."