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Princess Charlotte Behaves 'Just Like Granny Diana' — Inside Her Growth from Toddler Tantrums to 'Pro' Royal

Gaone Pule
Jun 13, 2022
10:20 P.M.
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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is said to have come a long way in terms of mannerisms in public. The young royal is compared to her late grandmother, Princess Diana, and praised for leading by example for her siblings.


At Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, seven-year-old Princess Charlotte behaved in a dignified manner. Her mother, Kate Middleton, did not need to keep her in check throughout the ceremony.

The princess knew what was expected of her. In addition, she controlled and improved the behavior of her brothers, Prince George, and Prince Louis.

Kate Middleton with her children, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte during the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images


Body language expert Judi James told Express that Princess Charlotte mirrored her mother at the event, stating she emerged as a sweet mini-me of the Duchess of Cambridge:

"She had copied her mother's center parting, and her deep red outfit looked similar to something Kate would wear, with its matching coat."

Videos from several events from the Jubilee showed the princess showing her siblings who's boss. She told her older brother, Prince George, how to pose on the Buckingham Palace balcony, who instantly heeded her instructions.

In another clip from Platinum Pageant, the princess was spotted pushing Prince Louis' arm down and away from his mouth to stop him from sucking his fingers.



Prince William with his wife Kate Middleton and kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte pictured before departing from Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. / Source: Getty Images

Like all the other kids, Princess Charlotte was not always an exemplary girl. She has thrown tantrums in public and fooled around as any youngster would.


On the final day of the Cambridges' royal visit to Hamburg, Germany, back in July 2017, then-a-toddler, the princess threw a tantrum when her mom refused to give her some documents.

Middleton whispered something to her daughter and picked her up, which calmed her down. In August 2019, the second child of Prince William and Middleton stuck her tongue out at the King's Cup Regatta. The Duchess stepped in again, leaning onto her child while smiling in an attempt to reprimand her.


Carole Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton during the presentation following the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. / Source: Getty Images

Royal editor Emily Nash at Hello magazine shared the footage on Twitter which was a bit dark and blurry, and explained to followers what the princess was doing, tweeting:


"Cheeky Charlotte! This is a bit dark, but Kate just brought George and Charlotte to wave to the crowd from the window about the prizegiving stage. She poked her tongue out instead!!"


Princess Charlotte riding in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. / Source: Getty Images


In August 2019, a royal insider revealed to Us Weekly that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continue Princess Diana's legacy by adopting her parenting techniques:

"Diana was such a wonderful mother. William and Kate are doing their best to take after her when it comes to raising George, Charlotte, and Louis. They're determined to give their kids a normal life, just like Diana did."

The source that the couple's parenting skills inherited from the Princess of Wales include everything from wisdom to discipline and that "If the kids misbehave, William thinks to himself, 'What would my mom have done in this situation?'" said the insider.


Moreover, the Cambridges hired a no-nonsense nanny named Maria Borrallo, who helps them keep the children under control, making them follow specific rules like 7 p.m. bedtime. Borrallo was born in Madrid and received her education from Norland College in Bath, one of the most reputable educational institutions for nannies.

Prince William and Middleton's children abide by strict rules set out by Borrallo. The Duke and Duchess' two older kids keep busy by playing jigsaws and educational games that enhance their knowledge.

They have limited screen time on gadgets that their parents set out. Borrallo's other primary duties include preparing the Duke and Duchess' brood for official events and guiding them on how they should behave.


Nanny Maria Borrallo pictured leaving Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. / Source: Getty Images

"Nanny in a Book" author and Norland expert Lousie Heren revealed that Borrallo often tells Prince George and his younger siblings, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, to be on their best behavior while out in public to impress their parents:


"She'll say, ‘This is your opportunity to show mommy and daddy just how wonderful you are, and you are to smile and be really good for them, and then we can go inside and play."

Meanwhile, James stated Prince William and Middleton were exemplaries when out in public with their kids, using gestures enthusiastically "to suggest they were building anticipation and stepping up the fun on a long night," referencing their night out at Buckingham Palace amid Jubilee celebrations.



Princess Charlotte, the Cambridges' only daughter, is now considered a "pro" as a member of the Royal Family despite being only seven years old. The princess even surpassed his older brother, Prince George.

According to James, she is similar to her grandmother, the Princess of Wales, concerning mannerisms and communication with other people.

In March 2022, at Prince Philip's memorial service held at Westminster Abbey, Judi told Express that she spotted Princess Diana's body language traits while watching the Cambridges' only daughter during the event.


While first pointing out that Princess Charlotte adoringly looked like the monarch when she was younger, she portrayed body language traits like that of the People's Princess:

"Like Diana, she gives the initial impression of shyness, but beneath that appears to be an outgoing, fun personality."

James added that just like her grandmother, the young royal picked out several cameras with her eyes, which Princess Diana always remembered to do. Meanwhile, her brother, Prince George, the future king of England, is compared to their father, whom he mimics a lot in public and even dresses like him.

Prince William with his son Prince George photographed leaving the memorial service for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey on March 29, 2022 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images


Some of the royal fans commented on Princess Charlotte's behavior that evening, with one person stating that she is a confident girl while crediting her parents. "George is still a bit shy, but Charlotte is a pro," said the social media user.

Another individual echoed the same sentiment saying the princess is a natural at a public display. A third user mentioned the bubbly youngster would grow up to be just like her loving mother, who tends to warm up to other people.