THEY may be one of Britain’s most elite families and live in a palace, but Kate Middleton is managing to give her kids the “Enid Blyton” upbringing she craved for them.
According to a source, the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, is determined to ensure they have a down-to-earth childhood like she had.
The insider told Fabulous: “Kate is giving her children the Enid Blyton ‘Famous Five’ life that she always wanted for them.
“She ensures their lives are outdoorsy and full of tree climbing, swimming, making dens, growing their own flowers and vegetables, team games, dog walking.
“It’s a solid, balanced, kind family life that she always experienced in Bucklebury.”
Currently Kate and William are said to be self-isolating with Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-year-old Prince Louis at their Norfolk countryside home, Anmer Hall.
A source said: “George, Charlotte and Louis are now relishing their freedom in the spacious gardens of Anmer Hall.
“Climbing frames, a climbing wall and swings are a big part of the Cambridge outdoors activity scene, and Kate will do pond dipping and note-taking to log what they have spotted.
“Birdwatching with binoculars is another favourite of the kids.”
The 10-bedroom retreat has acres of outside space for the young tots to explore, and the family love to play games on the lawn.
The source added: “As a family the Cambridges encourage competition, they understand there will always be winners and losers.
“William is a protective husband and father though not stifling. The Cambridges share a wicked sense of humour, love having fun with each other and their children.”
Royal expert Ingrid Seward spoke of how Kate – and siblings Pippa and James – were raised by their parents Carole and Michael Middleton in Bucklebury.
She said: “For Carole, family always came first, and she worked hard to give them the opportunities she never had.
“The three children were well-educated and extremely well-mannered, could play sport, sing, dance and enjoyed the outdoors.
“Carol also taught them to cook, create and do things together as a family.
“Kate’s stable background instilled in her a natural confidence, which has helped her so much in royal life.”
Kate has been known to whip out the camera to take snaps of her kids playing there, and many official portraits have been taken in the picturesque grounds.
This includes the recent heartwarming shot that was released on Mother’s Day, showing Will and Kate giving their eldest two children piggybacks in the Anmer Hall grounds.
No doubt Kate and Maria will be keeping the youngsters up-to-date with their school studies, but the duchess will also be enforcing the importance of outdoor play.
Kate has said in the past: “I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.”
Kate will likely be encouraging the kids to partake in one of their favourite outside activities; spider hunting.
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