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Princess Charlotte ‘Oozes Confidence’ & Bosses Her Brother George Who Is Preparing to Be the Future King

Gaone Pule
May 30, 2022
04:05 A.M.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter Princess Charlotte has been compared to her late grandmother, Princess Diana. The young royal's persona results from how her parents are raising her.

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge celebrated her seventh birthday in May 2022. Prince William and Kate Middleton released three images of their child to mark her special day.

Proud mom Middleton captured the beautiful snaps of her princess sitting among bluebells and, in one photo, hugging her pet cocker spaniel Orla in Norfolk.

Princess Charlotte during a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey on March 29, 2022 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images

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Princess Charlotte was born at the private maternity Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, central London, on May 2, 2015.

She is the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are also parents to sons Prince George and the youngest sibling Prince Louis.

THE DUKE OF WANTED TWO KIDS WITH THE DUCHESS

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis pictured applauding for NHS carers as part of the BBC children in need and comic relief 'Big Night In' at London on April 23, 2020 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images

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Before becoming a dad, Prince William already knew how many children he would want to have with his wife. While on a royal tour in Singapore in September 2012, the Duke openly shared his plans of starting a family with Middleton, including how many kids he wanted.

Us Weekly reported at the time that a then-17-year-old student named Corin Ackerman revealed how many children Prince William planned on having:

"Someone asked him how many children he would like to have, and he said he was thinking about having two."

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In December that year, Kensington Palace announced that the royal couple was expecting their first child together, following reports of Middleton being hospitalized with severe morning sickness.

The duo kept the pregnancy news under wraps for about a month and only revealed it to the world 12 weeks later, per The Telegraph. Their son Prince George arrived in July 2013. Middleton also gave birth to her firstborn at Lindo Wing.

In March 2015, her husband expressed his excitement about the birth of the couple's second child. The pair were chatting to a couple, Antonia Kain and Paul Reardon, outside Christ Church in Gipsy Hill, London, when the prince mentioned that he "couldn't wait" for the new baby's arrival.

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When their daughter Princess Charlotte was born, she became fourth in line to the British throne. The youngster is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess.

Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third and youngest child, Prince Louis, in April 2018. When he was still a toddler, she divulged during a royal outing in March 2019 that he "wants to pull himself up all the time."

The doting mom stated that little Prince Louis "has got these little walkers and is bombing around in them." The mother of three further revealed that her son was keeping everyone in the household on their toes.

MIDDLETON'S AUTHORITATIVE PARENTING STYLE

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Prince George, Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte during the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club on June 10, 2018 in Gloucester, England. / Source: Getty Images

Middleton and Prince William developed a strict approach to raising their brood. In February 2022, Express interviewed Gemma Berg from Peekaboo Learning about the duo's parenting style.

An unnamed source revealed a "naughty step" was non-existent within the royal household. Instead, there is a "chat sofa." The insider explained the family dynamics:

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"The naughty child is taken away from the scene of the row or disruption and talked to calmy by either Kate or William. Things are explained, and consequences are outlined, and they never shout at them."

Helen Haslem pictured greeting Princess Charlotte as she arrives for her first day of school, and her parents Kate Middleton and Prince William, at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images

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According to the unidentified source, shouting is prohibited in Kensington Palace, adding that if there is any hint of it, there would be removal.

There are some strict rules adhered to by the Royal Family, including boys being forced to wear shorts until they reach the age of eight, a 16-century tradition of "breeching" where boys went from dressing gowns to breeches.

Prince William and Middleton try to break away from those traditions. In May 2020, during a discussion in the documentary, "Football, Prince William and out Mental Health," the Duke shared that he and his wife work as a team when parenting their kids, and they learn together.

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Reflecting on fatherhood, Prince William admitted that having kids was a big adjustment in his life, saying even though being a parent can be a life-changing experience and it is also scary:

"It's one of the most amazing moments of life, but it's also one of the scariest."

The heir to the throne confessed that having children brought back the emotions he felt when he lost his mother, the Princess of Wales. Prince William said that being a first-time dad "was the hardest time in my life."

The royal did not know how to be a role model to his offspring, seeing he grew up without a father because he was never around. Another reason is that he had not dealt with his mother's death at a young age. Things became overwhelming for him.

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PRINCESS IS GROWING THE WAY HER PARENTS WANT HER TO

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The result of Prince William and Middleton's way of parenting is evident in Princess Charlotte. She is overly confident and has a cheeky attitude. Her father revealed that when asked how old she was, she would say "16," adding she could do whatever she wanted.

The princess is said to be "the one in charge" in the Cambridge household. She also speaks Spanish, a language taught by her nanny Maria Teresa Borrallo since she was younger.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte photographed with their nanny Maria Teresa Borrallo from the window of Buckingham Palace on June 17, 2017 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images

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Princess Charlotte is an active child who has various interests in sports and loves gymnastics. During a royal tour in Ireland, her mother revealed that she is passionate about the sport:

"Charlotte is really into gymnastics. She's doing cartwheels, handstands, everything. It's so good for their basic skills of balance and coordination."

The princess is also an animal lover at heart; the Cambridges own a puppy they bought in 2020. The young royal is also a keen horse rider and began riding when she was 17 months old.

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Princess Charlotte gardens with her maternal grandmother, Carole Middleton, who enjoys the activity with all of her grandchildren. She mentioned that it is essential for kids to grow up appreciating nature and that a part of it is allowing them to get "muddy."

Moreover, when the princess was only five years old, she wore a toy tiara and loved wearing it, a source revealed to Us Weekly in August 2015. She is affectionately known as "Lottie" to her adoring mother. While her father loving calls her by a French-inspired nickname, "Mignonette," meaning "cute."

Princess Charlotte said her first words during a public outing with her parents in Canada in September 2016. The Cambridges were attending a children's party when royal fans heard the then-16-month-old utter her first words.

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She saw balloons and ran after them, excitedly, she exclaimed: "Pop!" and later said "Dada" to her father. She goes by a traditional first and last name at school, Charlotte Cambridge.

In addition, the Duke and Duchess have a morning ritual for their family of five. Their children usually have a full-on kitchen dance party.

In December 2021, the father of three revealed that his daughter and her older brother Prince George often fight about what songs get to be played. But he found a solution and suggested that they take turns every other day.

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A source disclosed to Closer Weekly in 2019 that Prince William and Middleton had already started talking to their eldest child and his younger sister about their future:

"But in a child-like way so that they understand without feeling overwhelmed. George knows there's something special about him and that one day he'll be the future King of England."

Though his time to ascend the throne is decades from now, the couple is already molding him into someone who is fit for the role. His father said he was trying his best to provide him with a normal childhood, even if it meant fighting the media.

THE FEISTY PRINCESS CHARLOTTE THROUGH THE WORLD'S EYES

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Princess Charlotte pictured arriving for her first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on September 5, 2019 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images

In April 2020, a body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL that the Duke's second child appeared to be the leader at home after starting to applause while her older sibling glanced for his family for approval before clapping his hands during the Clap for Carers.

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James noted that Princess Charlotte has always seemed more enthusiastic about interacting with the public, making her the most confident sibling of the Cambridges in a social atmosphere. The expert also stated that she is competitive, just like her mother.

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A royal insider once told Closer Weekly that the young royal loves the spotlight, adding that the media attention does not make her uncomfortable:

"Charlotte is outgoing and oozes confidence. Standing in front of hundreds of paparazzi doesn't faze her in the slightest. She actually enjoys being in the spotlight!"

James told Express in March 2021 that Princess Charlotte mirrored her grandmother during a service honoring the life of Prince Philip, giving the initial impression of being shy but having an outgoing, fun personality.

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The Princess of Wales always picked out cameras with her eyes, and her granddaughter does the same thing. James also mentioned that the little one resembles her great-grandmother when she was a child.

When Kensington Palace released photos of Princess Charlotte in January 2018 before her first day at nursery school, people instantly compared her to Princess Diana, stating their facial features look similar.

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That same month, the Queen revealed that her great-granddaughter bosses her older brother, stating that she takes care of him instead of the prince looking after her. Middleton divulged that her daughter was growing fast.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told the Mirror in May 2021 that Princess Charlotte is the most outspoken of the Cambridge children and has a big personality. She predicted the royal is likely to thrive as a senior member and that the strength of her character would come in handy as she gets older.

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