The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would like their three kids Charlotte, George and Louis to consider them as "best friends" according to a palace expert.
Speaking exclusively to OK!, Duncan Larcombe explained: "Although there are some similarities, George is being raised in a very different way to Prince William.
"William has based his children's upbringing on the Middleton model – three children, affluent, but hardworking parents and lots of love in the house.
"By the time Kate was in her early twenties, she counted her mother and father on the list of her best friends. That’s what William and Kate are aspiring to with their children, but they also have to drip-feed George, and to some extent Charlotte and Louis, into the public domain," Duncan added.
If the two 40 year old royals had it their way, neither George, Charlotte or Louis would appear in the public spotlight – especially the former, due to his inevitable ascendancy to 'reigning monarch' status.
The expert shared: "If the public doesn’t fall in love with Prince George as a little boy, then he’s going to be playing catch-up for the rest of his life.
"By the time the Queen came to the throne, the nation had fallen in love with Princess Elizabeth because they felt her pain. They saw her very popular father, the unexpected King, die at such a young age and the public loved and supported the Queen because of what happened to her father."
Kate previously joined podcaster Giovanna Fletcher for a chat on her Happy Mum, Happy Baby platform, where the subject of lovely childhoods cropped up.
"I had an amazing granny who devoted a lot of time to us, playing with us, doing arts and crafts and going to the greenhouse to do gardening, and cooking with us," she told the 37 year old.
"And I try and incorporate a lot of the experiences that she gave us at the time into the experiences that I give my children now. I had a very happy childhood. It was great fun and I'm very lucky I come from a very strong family.
"My parents were hugely dedicated. I really appreciate now as a parent how much they sacrificed for us. They came to every sports match, they'd be the ones on the sideline shouting and we'd always have our family holidays together."
Incase you're wondering, here's where the family cozied up together over Christmas this year.
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