‘They make a great team’
The nation has watched Kate and William adapt to parenthood since welcoming their three children. After the birth of Prince George in 2013, William admitted he could only have done so with the support his wife, saying “There’s wonderful highs and there’s wonderful lows. It’s been quite a change for me personally. I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine. She is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife.”
Although the couple’s children are cared for by one of the UK’s most highly trained nannies, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, Katie says they’re both very hands-on when it comes to parenting George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, who’s three this week. She says, “Kate definitely takes more of a hand in helping with the home-schooling, homework, disciplining screen time. She’s the disciplinarian – probably a little more than William, but at home they are also a partnership. They make a great parenting team.
“When they’re planning their diaries, their instructions to aides are that they like for one of them to be around to do the morning school run and one of them to be around for teatime and homework prep time, bath time and that whole routine. It’s important they are handson and their schedules work around the children.”