Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge | Chris Jackson/Getty Images
The British royal family has a lot of rules. Some of them are standard but others are set by individual families. One such rule applies to Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s toys. Here’s why Princess Charlotte and Prince George aren’t allowed to have a lot of toys.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s favorite toys
Princess Charlotte is a big fan of Disney. She loves Disney princesses, but might not be aware that she’s a princess herself, reports US Weekly. A royal source says anything related to Disney princesses is Princess Charlotte’s go-to toy when she’s home. “I don’t think it’s quite dawned on her that she’s a princess herself,” a royal source told US Weekly. As for Prince George, he is quite fond of any toy on wheels.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George love to play together
Prince George and Princess Charlotte | Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/Getty Images
Although the children have their toys, they also enjoy spending quality time with each other. A friend close to the family said Princess Charlotte is a girly girl, but she’s also not fearful of getting dirty or scraped when it comes to playtime. “[George] is very protective of her but they still like a bit of rough and tumble,” a source told US Weekly. “She’s not afraid of a grazed knee and it’s most certainly not going to stop her from running around corridors like a girl possessed.”
Some toys are banned
William and Kate don’t want their children to play with certain electronics and toys. Some of the electronics and toys the young royals are not allowed to touch are video games, iPads, and Monopoly.
Why Princess Charlotte and Prince George aren’t allowed many toys
Some kids have so many toys they don’t know what to do with them all. However, this is not the case for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Charlotte and George can have toys, but not too many. A family friend told US Weekly William and Kate don’t want to spoil their children. “It’s their worst nightmare,” said the source.
Prince William and Kate Middleton try to appear normal when they can
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George | Chris Jackson/Getty Images
The Duke and Duchess try to remain accessible and make others feel at ease in their presence. One of their attempts to be down to earth was apparent in 2014 when they made a trip to New York. They attended a basketball game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and even flew commercial. Their clothes were also not overly fussy. The New York Times’ Vanessa Friedman noted the care Kate and William took to fit in with her surroundings during their New York visit:
From her first appearance on the way to the Carlyle hotel in New York in a burgundy tweed coat to the petrol silk gown she wore to the St. Andrews charity gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catherine displayed an image of extreme accessibility: aesthetically, financially and politically. (As did, to be fair, her husband — though social media and the paparazzi did not seem all that interested in his wardrobe choices, comparably speaking.)
A recent move toward edgier styles, as demonstrated by the high-low hemline she wore to a National History Museum gala in London in October, was nowhere in evidence. Challenge was not on the agenda; outreach was.
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