Kate Middleton has reportedly taken heed from Princess Diana’s parenting tactics and aims not to spoil her children with Christmas festivities and presents.
Princess Diana’s former bodyguard Ken Wharfe shed light on her personal approaches.
He was quoted telling OK! Magazine, “Diana was very careful to ensure that they weren’t flooded with gifts – gifts did appear from unknown sources, and they were often returned or given to charity because they didn’t need them.”
He also went on to say that the late Princess “was very conscious about what she bought” for her children because she “knew the hallway at Sandringham would be full of presents.”
Following in her footsteps, Kate is also making sure her children do not become too spoiled on Christmas the same way as her mother-in-law.
According to commentator Duncan Larcombe, “I think we’re looking at three Christmases rolled into one for William and Kate and their children.”
“There will be Christmas on their own with their kids, the more formal celebrations at Sandringham with William’s family and then time with Kate’s family, the Middletons.”
“But you’ve got to remember that with their profile, the children will be sent hundreds of presents from members of the public, as they are every year.”
“In fact, William and Kate have to shield the children from being absolutely inundated with gifts from just about everyone.”
He also added, “Something we know for sure about William and Kate is that they want their children to feel normal and so they certainly won’t be lavishing them with expensive gifts, that’s for certain. They won’t let them be spoiled.”
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