They are the future of the royal family with two members who will each one day take on the role of King, but that doesn’t mean that Kate Middleton and Prince William are raising their family in an old-fashioned way.

According to a report (via Express UK), both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are taking a cue from their late mother, Princess Diana, when it comes to how they raise their families, and both men and their wives are making sure that their children get to have lives that seem a bit more normal.

“Diana was all about making the monarchy more approachable and accessible, keeping it real and royal. Making sure William and Harry saw outside the palace’s wall,” royal expert Imogen Lloyd Weber said. “It was all about going to McDonald’s and going to theme parks, going skiing—all those sorts of things and also visiting the homeless. William and Harry have very much brought that into their own families.”

She also noted that not only are the royal couples giving their children a more normal lifestyle despite their status in the royal family, but there is also special attention being paid to them having an affectionate relationship with not only their siblings but their parents as well, something that was notably absent from Prince Charles’ own young life.

“You’ll see George, Charlotte and Louis going from Trooping the Colour to having a picnic at a polo match. Very different from the life Charles and his siblings had when they were growing up—they had nannies, they weren’t taken to long-haul trips,” she said. “William and Harry are going to take their children on trips, we’ve seen that with William taking George to Australia when he was nine-months-old, following in Diana’s footsteps there. She took William with her when he was very young, that had never happened before.”

Their mother’s death in 1997 has reportedly informed several of the decisions both William and Harry have made when it comes to the privacy and normalcy they seek for their children since Diana’s death came from a car accident her limo was involved in while she was fleeing from paparazzi, who were chasing the vehicle.

Ways privacy has been instituted have included closing Harry’s son Archie Harrison’s Christening to the public, William and Kate planting large hedges along their property at Kensington Palace and having a no-fly zone over their country property, and choosing to keep the truth about his future from Prince George for the time being.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on April 21, 2019 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Max Mumby