Kate Middleton is very close with her children. Despite the Cambridge family’s high-profile status, Kate and Prince William have been doing their best to give their kids as normal of a life as possible. And this means taking the time to bond with the children and learn their likes and dislikes. It turns out Kate and Princess Charlotte, her middle child and only daughter, have one surprising thing in common.
William and Kate have been together forever. The couple first met when they both attended University of St. Andrews in Scotland back in the early 2000s. They dated for several years before William finally proposed to Kate in 2010. The couple wed in April 2011, and they welcomed their first child, Prince George, in 2013. Their daughter, Princess Charlotte, was born in 2015. And more than three years later, William and Kate welcomed their youngest child, Prince Louis. There have been rumors the couple might be trying for a fourth, though none of those rumors have been confirmed.
Although the Cambridge family is one of the most famous families in the world, William and Kate have done their best to be as attentive to their children as possible. William went through a lot as a child, between his parents’ divorce and his mother’s tragic death. The Cambridges have worked hard to maintain the most normal life possible for their children, which has included not informing them of their royal bloodline quite yet. The children have slowly become more acclimated to the spotlight and seem to have adjusted well to their schools, though William and Kate still do their best to give the kids some privacy.
Though Kate and William have an incredibly busy schedule, they need some time to themselves, too. And they often use their free time to bond with their children, who spend plenty of time in school and with nannies. Kate has revealed in the past that the family loves to cook dinner together. Specifically, they love making homemade pizzas. Kate revealed that the children enjoy putting the toppings on the pizzas, and they often put together a large salad to go with their meal. On some nights, the family orders takeout, and they usually opt for either pizza (no surprise there) or curry. However, since William and Kate can’t go to the takeout restaurant themselves, someone always has to pick it up for them.
Kate also loves to cook dinner on her own for the family every now and then, and her signature dish is curry. She adds plenty of spice to her curry, though she makes William’s a bit milder. And when she prepares it for her children, she usually doesn’t add any spice at all. However, Kate recently revealed that Charlotte loves spicy food and can handle the heat of the curry better than most kids her age can. “Charlotte is pretty good with heat,” Kate said in a recent interview. It looks like she gets it from her mama.