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Princess William and Kate Middleton forbid Prince George and Princess Charlotte from using iPads at home. Pictured: The royal family leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on Oct. 1, 2016. Getty Images/Mark Large

Kate Middleton and Prince William want their children to enjoy their childhood, so they keep gadgets away.

Middleton and William want to raise Prince George and Princess Charlotte as normal kids and the royal parents are taking a strict approach when it comes to parenting. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted to have their kids enjoy the toys designed for their age instead of playing gadgets, Independent reported.

READ: Prince William joked that Princess Diana would have been a ‘nightmare grandmother’

Middleton and William banned iPads at home to keep their children from an unplugged childhood. “They’re very much seen as Mummy and Daddy’s toys, not for children,” a source told Us Weekly. “As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play and encouraging an active imagination.”

Another royal source added that the family is very normal. George, 4, enjoys long talks with his dad. He is also at the age where he is curious about anything around him. When he is with William, he peppers his dad with a lot of questions. “He’s growing up to be a very confident young boy,” said an insider.

On the other hand, Charlotte is very close to her mom. The two spend more time together that people close to the Duchess of Cambridge joke, “Mummy definitely has a shadow” because “wherever Kate goes, so does Charlotte.” Also, the royal insider added that Charlotte loves to copy what her mom does.

“Whenever the housekeeper or Kate are preparing food, Charlotte needs her own toy set by her side to imitate,” the source said. “I don’t think it’s quite dawned on her that she’s a princess herself.”

Middleton and William have always made it a point to be with their kids. In fact, when the Duke of Cambridge joked about Princess Diana being a “nightmare grandmother,” he admitted that he took his mom’s parenting style to raise his own kids. He wants to spend as much as time with the royal kids, especially at their age because it is crucial for their childhood years.

In an interview with CALMzine, William revealed that they also want their kids to be open about their emotions. “Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings,” William said.

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