Prince William Opens Up About Family Life, Says Prince George and Princess Charlotte Are Already Interested In Philanthropy
Prince William and Kate Middleton recently appeared with baking expert Mary Berry on the BBC special A Berry Royal Christmas, and the couple gave some behind-the-scenes details about their family life with Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 20 months.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on the show to help prepare a holiday party for some of the charities and organizations in their patronage, and Prince William revealed that he has already started teaching Prince George and Princess Charlotte about the family’s philanthropy.
Prince William said that when he drives his two oldest children to school, they have noticed the homeless people on the streets and have started asking questions.
“On the school run – I know it sounds a little bit contrite – but on the school run already, bear in mind 6 and 4, whenever we see someone who is sleeping rough on the street I talk about it and I point it out and I explain,” said William.
The patron of Centrepoint, a homelessness charity, added that his children are very interested, and they ask him: “Why can’t they go home?”
The 37-year-old future King of England explained that his late mother, Princess Diana, introduced him and Prince Harry to charity work at a young age, and she made sure her sons were aware of people who were less fortunate.
While visiting The Passage homelessness charity during the BBC special, Prince William told Berry that he was around eight or ten-years-old when his mom took him to a homelessness charity for the first time, and the visit “had a profound impact” on the young royal.
“My mother knew what she was doing with it. She realized that it was very important when you grow up – especially in the life that we grew up – that you realize that life happens beyond palace walls, and that you see real people struggling with real issues,” said Prince William.
Kate Middleton also talked about her favorite moments with her kids, and she revealed that one thing she loves to do with them is cook at home. Middleton said that one of Prince Louis’ first words was “Mary” after he saw one of Berry’s cookbooks, and they were excited when they successfully made her pizza dough.
Middleton said that “it worked, and they absolutely loved it.” And, the Duchess of Cambridge added that she wants her kids to know how to cook so they can be “as independent as possible.”
Kate Middleton also dished on Prince William’s game when he was courting her. She said that her husband can cook, and he’s “very good at breakfast.” She added that in their university days, he used to cook her all sorts of meals.
“I think that’s when he was trying to impress me, Mary,” said Middleton.