Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, have always made clear they wish to give Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis a childhood as normal as possible and to be present in their lives as they grow up.
Kate completed almost a third of her working days since becoming the Princess of Wales in September – 18 out of 61 – by carrying out engagements within 12 miles of her home in Windsor, Adelaide Cottage. This is likely not a coincidence but a choice made by the royal to be able to still carry out her work and put the spotlight on worthy causes while also being home in time to care for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The analysis includes the duty she performed on Tuesday when she visited the Maidenhead Rugby Club, located seven miles away from her residence. In May, the Prince and Princess of Wales had carried out a surprise walkabout to mark the Coronation Big Lunch on Windsor’s Long Walk, the day before they stepped out with their children for a day of activity in Slough with the Scouts.
In February, Kate visited the Oxford House Community Care also in Slough, and at the time it was reported the princess was understood to be keen to get to know more about the local communities after her relocation to Berkshire. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, one royal watcher joked: “Perhaps Kate ought to be retitled the Princess of Slough!”
Another source said: “It has been noted that there have been an awful lot of jobs for both Kate and William near their home. But they have always said that the kids come first so it stands to reason that they want one of them to be there for the school run.”
Both Kate and William are hugely involved in the days of their children, and are known to try to adapt as much as possible their working schedule to George, Charlotte and Louis’s lives.