Prince William And Kate Middleton Are Teaching Their Kids How To Do Some Basic Domestic Tasks
Have you ever wished you were a Royal, just to escape basic household chores you where required to do while growing up? Well, we are sure many of us must have felt this way. With an array of maids who help out with cooking and keeping the palace clean, one would wonder if any royal member has to deal with chores.
For the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the answer might be yes. In an attempt to ensure their kids has a somewhat normal childhood, they have decided to start teaching them how to engage in some domestic tasks, and here are all the things we know about this change.
PRINCE WILLIAM AND MIDDLETON ARE TEACHING KIDS HOW TO DO SOME BASIC HOUSEHOLD CHORESAccording to the Mirror, the Duchess of Cambridge recently began teaching the toddlers how to fix things up in the kitchen. Middleton noted that the kids love helping out in the kitchen, especially when making homemade pizza and cheesy pasta. So to pick their interest, she decided to start showing them how to cook.
Chief executive of the Ivy Learning Trust, Matthew Kleiner-Mann, made known a conversation he had with the Duchess about the children learning to cook.
“They love it because they can get their hands messy,” the Duchess once said, as reported by Architectural Digest
“She was telling us how much her children love cooking and how they cook for her. They made cheesy pasta the other day. One stirs the flour; one puts the milk and butter in. And they make salads and stuff.”
DOES CATHERINE MIDDLETON ENGAGE IN HOUSEHOLD CHORES?
Well, even though the royal family has quite a number of staff at their beck and call for every domestic duty, including cooking, the Duchess does a lot of her cooking. She also loves to do her food shopping. Vanity Fair reported that after she and Prince William got married, the Duchess found the omnipresence of a full household of staff somewhat stressful.
Middleton likes to make many of her husband favorite meals including roast chicken and has been seen on several occasions doing her grocery shopping. We guess the Duchess is traditional when it comes to family duties.
THE DUCHESS IS A LOVER OF GROCERY SHOPPING
While many might not be fans of grocery shopping, the Duchess of Cambridge is an exception. While the couple lived in Nottingham Cottage, Kensington Palace, the Duchess reportedly did most of their cooking and was regularly spotted buying groceries at a nearby supermarket.
A friend of Middleton once commented on her habit of going grocery shopping:
“Kate was on the King’s Road not so long ago carrying a shopping bag with a chicken in it that she was taking home to cook for William’s supper. That’s their idea of the perfect night.” Awww!
WHAT PRINCE WILLIAM THINKS ABOUT MIDDLETON'S CHOICE OF FOOD AND COOKING
Fox News disclosed that Kate Middleton revealed that spicy curry is her regular takeout dish, and also one that she has tried making at home. The publication explained,
“It was even her favorite dish to have during her first pregnancy, where she enjoyed a homemade vegetable curry dish made by close friends.”
Here's the twist, while Kate loves spicy foods, Prince William reportedly isn't a huge fan; however, that doesn’t stop them from ordering curry as takeout. In a 2017 interview, Kate quipped that Prince William has to
“put up with my cooking most of the time, ”
while he joked that her cooking is
“the reason I’m so skinny!”
CAN PRINCE WILLIAM COOK?
The second in line in succession to the British throne once admitted how he isn't good at cooking, even though he loves it. He said: “I do like cooking, but I’m not very good.” We can almost trace the Prince ’s less-impressive cooking skills to his mother -Princess Diana, who wasn't so much of a cook either.
Princess Diana’s longtime chef, Darren McGrady, revealed how the Princess once told him of her experience when trying to cook spaghetti; she claimed to have almost burnt down the Palace.
“The spaghetti boiled over, and it put the pilot light out… She could smell gas. Monday morning she came into the kitchen and said, ‘Darren, you won’t believe I nearly set the whole palace on fire, but you know the best part? I had 12 hunky firemen all to myself.’”
Prince William clearly didn’t fall too far from the tree.
PRINCE WILLIAMS HAS A FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH CHANGING DIAPERS
While Prince William might not exactly be a great cook, he sure knows a thing or two about changing diapers. He has changed a few diapers over the years. During a recent event in London, the father-of-three told some soon-to-be dads about how herculean the task of changing and dressing the baby can be. The Prince said as he watched the men who were practicing changing dolls:
“It’s never straightforward. The hardest bit is the buttons.”
Onto the all important nappy change.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 14, 2019
“It’s never straightforward,” says The Duke of Cambridge.
@WorkingWithMen1 new dads are given practical session to help get them ready for fatherhood. #futuremen pic.twitter.com/8C9HDsegSi
THE CAMBRIDGE FAMILY HAS A COUPLE OF HELPS, BUT NOT A LOT
Anyone would easily assume that the Duke and Duchess have a large number of helps around their house, but this isn't exactly true. Reportedly, they have just one nanny and decided not to hire a maternity nurse to help with the constant sleepless nights after Prince Louis was born.
Their main staff includes Housekeeper Antonella Fresolone; Maria Turrion Borrallo, Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nanny; Emma Boyce, who had worked for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie Borrallo. Also, Tifare Alexander is the general household help, while Natasha Archer acts as a personal assistant and stylist for Kate Middleton. Catherine Quinn is the Duchess’ personal secretary, and Stewart Harvey and Stuart Hayes are orderlies. Amanda Cook Tucker styles the Duchess' hair.
It seems the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want their kids to have a regular life different from that of blue blood. While it is worthy of commendation, let us know what you think about the little Royals getting involved with household chores already? Comment and let us know; share this article with your friends who are fans of the British Royal family.