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Kate’s family will have ‘bigger influence’ on George and Charlotte than Royal Family

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are parents to Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two. But experts have suggested Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, will play a bigger role in their grandchildren’s upbringing.

In a new documentary, royal commentators Jennie Bond and Tom Quinn have predicted the Middleton’s will spend more time with the three children than Prince William’s family.

Mr Quin said it would be “entirely wrong” to think the Royal Family will have the most influence on the children, claiming the Firm is “too formal and stuck in its ways”.

In the Channel 5’s documentary, When the Middleton’s Met the Monarchy, Mr Quinn said: “I suspect everyone thinks that in terms of the children, the Royal Family will inevitably have the most influence, but that is entirely wrong.

“It will be the Middleton’s that have the influence because the Royal Family is too formal, it’s stuck in its ways.”

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Ms Bond then added: “I suppose there is a little tension at times between who gets to see the grandkids the most.

“Kate will always turn to Carole for help, advice, guidance and just get together and romp around with the kids – possibly before she would get together with Camilla and Charles.”

Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholls also said William made it very clear the Middleton’s would be not cast aside.

However, Mr Quinn said Prince Charles was “shocked and saddened” after Kate and William moved to their country home in Norfolk.

The commentator claimed Charles was left “out in the cold” more than 200 miles away from his home in Highgrove.

Ms Bond added how the Middleton’s were “exemplary” in terms of joining the Royal Family.

She insisted the family have stuck to the main rule of “discretion” following intense public scrutiny.

Etiquette coach William Hanson suggested Kate’s success within the Firm was due to listening to those who came before her.

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He said: “Catherine is the template for those who wish to marry in to the Royal Family.

“She knows she has to listen to those who have come before her and she gets it.”

Yesterday, Kate spoke to parents in a virtual video call to talk about parenting during the pandemic.

In the video, the Duchess said: “You have the day-to-day elements of being a parent but in lockdown we have had to take on additional roles that others in our communities would have supported us with.

“I feel pulled in so many directions. You try your best with everything but I do feel exhausted.”

Kate explained that she and William have had to take one extra roles during the lockdown, including homeschooling three children.

The royal was asked how she would rate herself for maths skills, for which she gave herself a minus number

Parenting and early years education is something very important to the Duchess and she regularly speaks to parents across the country to find out their problems with parenting.

The Duchess also spoke about how much she has missed people outside the immediate home relationships.

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