A Daughter's Loving Bond: Princess Charlotte Is 'Competitive and Confident' Just Like Her Mother Kate Middleton

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Princess Charlotte attended 2024's Trooping the Colour with her mother the Princess of Wales, June 15, 2024.

Jun. 19 2024, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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At one of her first royal outings without her brothers, Princess Charlotte sat tall in her chair with her hands folded demurely in her lap. Echoing her mother, Princess Kate, she shook hands with well-wishers and listened attentively as they spoke. At 9, Charlotte, Kate’s middle child with Prince William, is becoming more of a mama’s girl.

"Now that she’s getting older, she leans on her mom more," said a royal insider. "Kate and Charlotte have such a close, cute relationship, much like Kate and her own mom, Carole."

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Prince Louis with Princess Charlotte during Trooping the Colour, London, June 15, 2024.

For Kate, 42, who grew up in a middle-class British family, emulating the close-knit home life she knew as a child has been extremely important. She hopes to balance her children’s royal titles and privileged life with wholesome morals, a sense of gratitude, and a deep feeling of connection and belonging within their family.

Kate’s childhood was shaped by her mother’s love and her tight relationship with her younger sister, Pippa, 40.

"She realizes that Charlotte doesn’t have a sister to confide in or do things with, so she tries to do fun things with her," said the insider.

"Mother and daughter have attended the London ballet and even enjoyed a sleepover at a hotel together. It was just the two of them," they confided. "They ordered room service and watched movies together while eating candy."

While Charlotte, whose parents sometimes call her Lottie, physically resembles her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, she is very much her mother's daughter.

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The Princess of Wales is raising Princess Charlotte to not feel as if she is nothing but Prince George's spare.

"Kate sees a lot of herself in Charlotte — they’re both fiercely competitive, confident, and eager to try new things. Charlotte never wants to sit on the sidelines, she always wants to jump right in," said the insider, who noted that in addition to dance classes, Charlotte plays rugby and soccer at school. And her mother approves!

"It's really good to see youngsters, particularly girls, playing these types of sports now," says Kate, who also shares a love of anything having to do with water with her daughter. "Swimming, sailing, boating — they joke that they’re happiest on the water," said the insider.

Although Charlotte’s not afraid to get dirty with her brothers, Prince George, 10, and Prince Louis, 6, she has a feminine side as well. She likes baking with her mother and doing arts and crafts. "They enjoy making homemade gifts for the neighbors for the holidays," added the insider

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Princess Kate and Princess Charlotte at Wimbledon, July 16, 2023.

Dressing up is also very exciting for Charlotte. "She probably loves to dress up more than Kate, " the insider said. "She loves watching her mom get ready for a big event."

While it’s hard for them to go shopping together like a typical mother and daughter, Kate likes to include Charlotte in her fashion choices.

"Kate always shows her sketches before her special event clothes are made, to try and involve her in the process," said the source, who added that they enjoyed wearing complimentary ensembles to King Charles’ coronation last May. "There aren’t many times that they can match, so Kate decided to go all out."

Of her three children, Charlotte also seems most at home in public. "Charlotte actually likes the walkabouts," said the insider. "She enjoys the crowds, meeting people, and talking to young girls her age who come out to see her."

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