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Why Prince William Rarely Holds Princess Charlotte in Public?

Updated On 04 Jan, 2018 Published On

Ever wondered why the British prince hardly poses with his daughter? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be far more modern than their ancestors, but when it comes to tradition, they cannot skip it all.

Look at the public appearances they make and it is not hard to see that they are bound by certain norms and rules.

Prince William and Princess Kate, along with Prince George and princess Charlotte

Royal decorum means that Prince George is always by his father’s side

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These rules also extend for their children as well. Princess Charlotte, for example, is often seen with her mother Kate Middleton, while Prince George is usually accompanied by Prince William.

This can also be seen on the annual Christmas card — with Charlotte by her mother and George with his father.

Prince William along with Princess Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Rules do not just govern the public life of the royalty. They are aware of it even in their private moments

Source: foxnews

According to one royal parenting expert, quoted by the Daily Mail, this is because the father is responsible for preparing his son for handling the kingdom in the future.

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Jasmine Peters, the parenting expert, told the newspaper, “Fathers are typically responsible for the disciplinary actions, redirection, protection and provision of the family. It is not uncommon to see a father with his son to set the foundation of what his role and responsibilities will be in life with a family. It is often believed that it takes a man to raise a boy to be a man. If you look at the pictures it clearly reflects this common belief.”