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Kate Middleton Who Desires 'Normality' for Her Kids Pictured Baking with Them in Her 'Unfussy' Kitchen

Gaone Pule
Jun 16, 2022
08:00 A.M.
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Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is a humble royal who only wants a normal life with her family of five. She and her spouse Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, do everything they can to provide some normalcy for their brood in many ways than one.


Kate Middleton has always envisioned a country lifestyle with a family of her own. Even though she has become part of the Royal Family, she tries to lead a simple life.

Moreover, her husband, Prince William, just so happens to be the same way, as he is a simple man who makes tea for everyone.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton pictured while sitting on hay balls during a royal visit to Manor Farm in Little Stainton, Durham on April 27, 2021 in Darlington, England. / Source: Getty Images


Royal expert Emily Andrews revealed in a written piece for The Sun that a family friend disclosed that all the Duchess of Cambridge ever wanted was a home in the countryside with many kids:

"All Catherine ever wanted was a house in the countryside, loads of kids, dogs, and an AGA. She wasn't interested in having a big job or becoming famous. Family life is incredibly important to her, and motherhood has been the making of her."

In December 2020, a source close to the royal household revealed to People that the mother of three prefers country life as opposed to city life, just like Queen Elizabeth II.


Middleton spends most of her time at the family's secluded country estate, Anmer Hall, in rural Norfolk. The insider stated that the brunette beauty's life would not have been any different even if she were married to a banker:

"Even if she were married to a banker, I don't think she would be much different. She would have wanted to be a country mom and be in town occasionally. I don't think she would have been living a very different life."

Kate Middleton pictured feeding "Stinky" the lamb surrounded by children from Vauxhall Primary school in London during a visit to a "Farms for Children" farm on May 3, 2017 in Arlingham, Gloucestershire. / Source: Getty Images


The source added that though her life is of a much higher status, as she is married to the future King of England while raising heirs to the British throne, she is training to be the future Queen at the end of the day.

According to the insider, when visiting the Cambridges' household, one gets offered a cup of tea made by Prince William. "It's a lovely, welcoming house, not a fancy, stuffy palace in any way," said the insider.


Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge photographed with her children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George while attending the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. / Source: Getty Images


In September 2019, a friend of Middleton revealed to People that the royal wants to give her children the same upbringing that she had growing up as she experienced a happy childhood with a close-knit family:

"She desperately wants normality for her own kids."

The loving mom spent most of her childhood outdoors hiking and camping, said the pal, something the Duchess tries to do with her kids. That year, she took them out to the "Back to Nature" garden that she helped design for the Chelsea Flower Show in London and her brood enjoyed some activities on the grounds.

Prince William and Kate Middleton partaking in planting a tree during a visit to the University of St Andrews on May 26, 2021 in St Andrews, Scotland. / Source: Getty Images


Middleton works hard to ensure a better future for her children to help them become more grounded individuals; a friend


People in December 2020:

"She is doing that to help her children be more grounded and keep their reality in check."

The pal revealed that the doting mother is known to take her offspring to Mable's Paint Pot on weekends, where they spend the afternoon painting pottery and picking up sweets. She and her spouse also go out on date nights at local pubs where they talk all things home life.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge visiting the Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research Centre in Grange, County Meath on March 4, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. / Source: Getty Images


In a piece for People, royal historian Robert Lacey said the Duke and Duchess are present parents who make time to be involved in their kids' everyday lives, including dropping them off and picking them up from school and being home for dinner:

"As royal parents, both Kate and William have focused on working to ensure that all three of their children enjoy the peaceful childhood that eluded William and Harry."


Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William pictured kneading dough during a visit to Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery on September 15, 2020 in London, England. / Source: Getty Images


The Duchess of Cambridge leads an everyday mom's life and teaches her children to live that way. She enjoys cooking, especially baking and gardening. On family holidays, the royal goes all out to make a feast for her family.

For Middleton, cooking for her loved ones is a tradition, and she loves doing it with the kids. She once revealed that she bakes cakes for her children's birthdays and loves making them.


The Duchess even received a nod for her cupcakes from Britain's renowned food writer and chef, Dame Mary Berry, who spoke highly of her baking skills during an appearance on "This Morning" in November 2021.

In March earlier that year, Middleton posted a photo of a cake she made with the help of her kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, for Mother's Day.


For her daughter's seventh birthday in May 2022, the Duchess cooked all the food herself, a source revealed to Us Weekly. The Cambridges hosted an intimate celebration for Princess Charlotte where her mom made burgers, mini pizza, hot dogs, sausage rolls, sandwiches, fruit wands, ice cream, and colored cupcakes for guests.

Middleton often cuts her fingers and plasters them repeatedly because she loves to cook and garden. She may cut herself while chopping or preening her garden.


When asked whether her husband ever cooks for her, Middleton revealed that the prince sure does while admitting that he is good at making breakfast. The Duchess shared the Duke used to cook for her back in their university days and would make all sorts of meals.


Kate Middleton and Prince William's Kensington Palace kitchen. / Source: Instagram/@dukeandduchessofcambridge


While speaking of meals, Middleton gave royal fans a glimpse into her "homely" kitchen in June 2022, where she posted a clip of her and her children making treats for a street party in Cardiff as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

The video revealed high-end fittings and utensils such as a range cooker and a KitchenAid standing mixer. Interior designer Benji Lewis commented on the space in an interview with FEMAIL:

"While the overall feel of the kitchen is homely, it's unfussy and unpretentious."

A screengrab of Kate Middleton and Prince William's cozy kitchen with high-end fittings. / Source: Instagram/@dukeandduchessofcambridge


"It's certainly not a kitchen in which one would feel required to stand on ceremony. There's nothing flashy about it," Lewis continued. The room is ordinarily looking and cozy, and Middleton has made it as non-royal as possible. She loves having fun with the kids in an ordinary atmosphere while baking.

The kitchen, which has beige-sand color walls and black working tops, features white cupboards and drawers with white chairs and a wooden countertop. Middleton uses sheep oven mitts in her kitchen.