“Just winging it”: Duchess Kate’s candid confession about royal life
The Duchess of Cambridge has been linked to the royal family for close to 18 years after crossing paths with her now-husband Prince William back in 2001.
But despite being familiar with the royal traditions and protocols, it seems that Kate is just figuring things out as she goes along.
According to royal expert Omid Scobie, the mother-of-three revealed how she manages to cope and handle life in the public eye.
“I’ve had some really nice chats with the Duchess of Cambridge over the years,” he recently revealed on Yahoo UK’s The Royal Box.
Speaking about a previous conversation he had with the 37-year-old, Scobie asked how she manages to make everything look so “normal”.
“And she said, ‘I’m literally making it up as I go along’,” said Scobie. “For her and William she says, ‘We’re sort of winging it.’”
And it seems to be working, as the couple are never seen to have a foot out of line.
But while they’ve gotten a grasp on royal etiquette, it may be slightly more difficult for the Cambridge children to adjust.
Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-year-old prince Louis might find growing up in the public eye to be intense.
The three generally stay out of the spotlight, but recently accompanied their parents to the opening of Kate’s garden for the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London.
This was the first time the entire family were spotted together since Prince Louis’ christening last year. It also gave a glimpse into the lives of the Cambridge family, with Louis walking for the first time on camera.
The footage showed off Kate’s marvellous work for the Chelsea Flower Show, where she explained her inspiration behind the creation.
“There’s an amazing fact I learnt recently was that 90 per cent of our adult brains are developed before the age of five,” she said.
“And what a child experiences in those really early years directly affects how the brain develops and that’s why I think it’s so important that all of us, whether we’re parents or carers or family members, really engage in quality time with our children and babies from a really young age.
“I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young kiddies.”