Kate Middleton may be a part of the British royal family, but she’s not your average princess. The 33-year-old reportedly refuses to let traditional expectations dictate how she raises her family, especially her son, Prince George. The 2-year-old has been reported to err on the side of rambunctious, and the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Duke of Cambridge Prince William, are alright with that.
According to People magazine, Prince George, like most toddlers, is always on the go. He’s also highly attached to his mother and sources tell the publication he “doesn’t let her have a minute to herself.”
Despite having just given birth to her second child, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, on May 2 the Duchess and her tiny prince were spotted sitting on the sidelines at Prince William’s polo match on Sunday. At the event George was running around and playing in the grass. The nearly 2-year-old was also seen being chased after by his mother, who photographer Mark Stewart said was “making sure he was interacting with other children.” He added that the Duchess “wanted him to have a good old rough-and-tumble.”
“George seemed to be a handful - a live wire,” said Stewart, who attended the match.
This isn't the first time the royal mother and son duo have been spotted playing together in public. In early June the Duchess brought her son to Holland Park where they ran around and played on all the playground attractions. An onlooker noted that the pair had come to the park alone and spent the day "on the rides, the swings, roundabouts and slides."
This latest comments about Prince George and Kate aligns with previous reports that the mother of two wants to provide as normal a life as possible for both her children. The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly has been doing her best to include as many “middle-class” values as possible into both children’s lives. She does so with help from her parents, specifically mom Carole Middleton.
Carole has been very active in helping Kate and William with their children since the birth of their second child. In fact, it was reported that upon the couple making their temporary move from Kensington Palace in London to Anmer Hall , their 10-bedroom home in the countryside, they opted not to hire extra help with childcare. They brought along only their nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, and Kate’s mother. Carole is said to have stayed her two grandchildren, daughter and son-in-law in their Norfolk, England, home for about a month.