When you’re a parent, your number one job is to love and protect your children at all costs. They are a precious gift, and you want nothing more than to ensure their wellbeing and safety above anything else.
If you’re a high-profile family, those desires don’t change. If anything, they're heightened because of the attention of the press and media outlets. Being a member of the British royal family may have its benefits, but it also has its hardships when it comes to child-rearing.
From the moment Prince William and Kate Middleton first became parents, their priorities switched to directly focusing on their little ones.
Though they are now the most famous family in the world, they are making their best efforts to ensure their children have the most “normal” childhood as possible, in spite of their ever-growing popularity.
One way they’ve shown the most precaution for the eldest child, five-year-old Prince George, is by keeping one massive secret under-wraps, at least for now.
While we all know that George will be King one day, William and Kate have foregone explaining this detail and had plans to do so until George is a bit older.
According to sources, William stated his reasoning behind this decision: “There’ll be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in, in the world.”
From his upbringing, William knew from a young age just what lay in store for his future. There is an overwhelming amount of pressure that comes alongside knowing that you will soon take over the Crown. That pressure is one he wants to avoid placing on his oldest child until necessary.
Sources elaborate: “With George, they are trying to delay that moment of realization and give him normality before they thrust this on him. But it will be, nevertheless, part of his upbringing both in terms of what he sees his parents and grandparents doing and probably quite soon, a beginning of an understanding that he is in public life and what that means.”
For the time being, William and Kate just want their little ones to fully enjoy being kids, and I don’t blame them one bit for it!