The Royal Family is nearly always prim, proper, and ready to perform. As one of the world’s most legendary families, they’ve been in the spotlight for their entire lives. Very rarely, does the public see any member of the Royal Family in their humanity, but when the future King of England, Prince Charles, met Lady Diana Spencer in 1977, everything changed.
Princess Diana was known for the way she went against the grain of the Royal Family. Rather than following the rules and protocols of being Royal, she followed her heart- something that landed her in trouble for nearly her entire time in the Royal Family.
Princess Diana decided from the very beginning that should remain true to herself and she shows everyone the same kind of decency and respect that she would want to receive. Instantly, Princess Di earned the loving nickname “The People’s Princess.” All adored her for the way she communicated with them and made them feel. And while it wasn’t at how the Royal Family operated, she made sure to remain so consistent.
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She made it her mission to show respect to everyone, including her children. This meant communicating with her sons, William and Harry, like equals and nothing less. Princess Diana was beloved for the way she treated people, especially her children.
When Prince William became a father, he made sure to parent with respect as his mother. Both William and Kate practice respect in their communication with their children by talking to them at eye level with patience and letting them come to peaceful conclusions through critical thinking and decision making.
While this is encouraged by fans, there is one person that doesn’t always believe in parenting so equally: Queen Elizabeth.
At Trooping the Colour in 2016, during the ever- famous Buckingham Palace balcony scene, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly stood with their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as they waved to fans.
During the event, Prince William knelt down to his son’s eye level and pointed up towards the sky. At first glance, it appeared that the conversation that William was having with his son was perfectly fine, but there was one person in particular that did not think it was the time or the place to have such a casual conversation. Something his mother would have done as well.
Queen Elizabeth boldly interrupted her grandson and great-grandson in their conversation and urged him to the stand up rather than stay near the ground. The Duke looked up at his grandmother and realized that she was as serious as could be. He immediately jumped up to his feet.
A camera caught the Queen’s urgent request and even capture William’s obedient response to his grandmother. When she told him to stand, he simply stated, “Right” and stood to his feet.
The exchange had royal fans on opposing sides of the correction; he was kneeling to George’s level make sure he was comfortable and understood what was happening while the Queen was enforcing protocol and respect to William. It’s very rare to see William be corrected, especially when parenting. What do you think about this? Do you think Diana would have done the same thing?