Kate Middleton is teaching George and Charlotte how to speak Spanish

And it is Kate Middleton herself, who is teaching her daughter her first words in Spanish, breaking the protocol in the strict education of the British royal family to use governesses at this young age.

“She said she is trying to teach Charlotte Spanish and said her son George can count up to 10 in Spanish already,” the Duchess told Sayanna, a 9-year-old girl from a Vauxhall primary school, during the royal’s recent visit to a farm in Gloucestershire.

The Duchess of Cambridge

It is likely that the two children also learn the language with the help of their Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrión.

The Duchess of Cambridge

According to People, the children gave Kate a toy Paddington Bear and a homemade birthday card to give to her daughter, who celebrated her second birthday on Tuesday.

“She told them that they had a little party for Charlotte yesterday and she sung ‘Happy Birthday’ to herself! It was so sweet,” said Natalie Graham, a teacher at the school. “She loved the card and present and said Charlotte would love it too as the card had Peppa Pig on, which she loves.”