The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, want to keep their two children’s lives as normal as possible.
The latest issue of Us Weekly reveals that the royal couple has decided to raise their children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, in a technology-free environment.
“While they feel it’s important to make them aware of their backgrounds, it’s also vital for both George and Charlotte to have as much normalcy in their lives as possible,” an insider tells the publication.
The two have forbidden their children from using electronic gadgets such as tablets and cell phones.
“They’re very much seen as Mummy and Daddy’s toys, not for children,” the source says. “As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play and encouraging an active imagination.”
“They’re very much a normal family,” a palace insider adds.
According to the article, George is passionate about anything that has wheels, and Charlotte loves the universe of the princesses, an irony that she still can’t perceive.
In addition, the 4-year-old boy is becoming aware that his world is different from that of other children and is curious about everything around him. His sister is very attached to her mother and is preparing to go to school in 2018.
On July 12, 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry posted a job ad on professional social network LinkedIn to recruit a new senior communications officer for their Royal Foundation.
Responsibilities for the position include managing the charitable activities of the princes and the Duchess and also the daily transmission of information to the public via traditional, digital and social media.
“This role will work both reactively and proactively to manage the daily news flow to the media, ensuring items are accurately and positively reported and received by audiences via traditional, digital, and social media,” the job page on LinkedIn reads.
“The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and implementation of the communications strategy for The Royal Foundation and producing and delivering creative communications campaigns. They will take the lead on The Royal Foundation communications plans and the delivery of engagements as necessary and will work closely with both TRH’s Communications Secretary and the CEO of the Foundation.”
The job offer has already collected more than 6,000 views, with more than 1,000 people sending their applications.
A new tabloid claims that the two are about to become parents.
OK! magazine’s cover story exclaims, “Gwen & Blake Twins! Miracle Babies At 47!” The article alleges that besides the rumored wedding, the pair is now excited about the new pregnancy.
However, the publication doesn’t appear to be reporting news based on facts, but merely speculations, as one “insider” says, “Word is [twins] run in her family, on her dad’s side, and friends are saying she’s been talking constantly about Beyonce’s pregnancy and wanting to reach out to her for advice. People are starting to put two and two together.”
However, Gossip Cop denies these claims and points to the fact that OK! magazine often publishes contradicting stories.
Last year the publication reported that the couple was expecting “miracle babies,” and claimed “they’ve already chosen the names.”
In addition a rep for Stefani denied the allegations to Gossip Cop, simply saying “It is not true.”
In a series of tweets, the American president announced on Wednesday that transgender people could no longer join the military.
“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump tweeted.
“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you,” he said.
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly showed his support for LGBT individuals.
This isn’t the first measure regarding transgender people that he announces since he joined the White House in January.
The Republican president abrogated in February the measures taken by his predecessor Barack Obama to allow, for example, transgender people to go to the bathrooms of their choice.
The decision has raised a wave of protests in the United States, notably in Times Square, New York.
A new royal pregnancy is the subject of an alleged recent rumor.
A report by Life & Style claims that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can’t come to an agreement on whether they should have another baby.
The publication alleges that the royals have been “arguing over expanding their brood” for some time and cite a “royal insider” that says, “William’s happy with the family as it stands, while Kate wants another baby.”
The “source” also claims that since the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, comes from a family of three children she “thinks it’s the perfect number.”
For his part, William is happy with having a boy and a girl. “He feels they have enough on their plate already,” the “insider” adds.
However, Gossip Cop denies the report, writing that, “Such decisions are made privately, and neither of them or their few trusted confidantes are sharing that kind of personal information with the untrustworthy tabloid.”
In addition, the magazine questions the validity of the report given that the same publication wrote about Kate being pregnant with twins just one month ago.
The royals were invited on Thursday evening to a reception at the Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin, an opportunity for them to meet GoT star Tom Wlaschiha.
And since they are avid fans of the series, they tried to get scoops on their favorite show from the actor.
“They said they really liked Game of Thrones and have watched every series,” Wlaschiha, 44, said. “They wanted spoilers, but I said I couldn’t tell them.”
“I’m surprised they have time to watch such a long-running series,” he added.
During an interview with BBC Radio 1 in April the couple talked about their very normal lifestyle and how they like to watch series. Prince William revealed that he is very fond of Homeland and Game of Thrones.
The seventh season of the HBO fantasy drama television series premiered on July 16, 2017.
Now parents of two children, the two royals have been the target of pregnancy rumors since their marriage in April 2011 and until today.
Some of the latest allegations even claimed that the pair is expecting twins or that Kate is pregnant with another girl.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are now on official visits to Poland and Germany. The couple is accompanied by their two children, Prince George, who turns 4 today, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
As the couple completed their visit at The Heart—an incubator for digital and tech start-ups in Warsaw, Poland, Catherine was gifted cuddly toys designed for newborns.
Upon receiving the gifts, she turned to William and made a funny remark that did not go unnoticed, saying, “We will just have to have more babies!”
With Prince Philip retiring in the fall and the numerous obligations linked to their rank, there seems to be little room left for the arrival of a third child at the moment.
The actress has been in London since the beginning of the week and is visiting Harry at Kensington Palace.
But in public the two are hardly visible. Meghan and Harry prefer to spend time together in a cozy home.
According to a source cited by E! News the lovebirds have been “total homebodies” since she arrived at the palace.
“They’ve just been chilling at home,” the source said. “There’s always someone watching or trying to get pics when they go out that they’re pretty happy just staying in and doing nothing. They like to cook, watch movies and that kind of thing.”
The same insider revealed that the pair watched Disney’s Moana together the last time Meghan was at the palace.
The duo is rarely seen in public together but they did make an official appearance as a couple at Pippa’s wedding to James Matthews in May.
“They have decided that their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will travel with them and we expect the children to be seen in at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week,” a statement from the palace read.
“They look forward to a busy and impactful tour and are grateful that they will have the opportunity to meet the Polish and German people — such important friends of the United Kingdom — as a family.”
The children will be staying with their nanny Maria Turrion Borrallo as the royals honor their engagements.
The tour will include visits to Warsaw on July 17 where they will meet with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, and also a visit to the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
In Germany they will be visiting Berlin, Heidelberg and Hamburg before returning to London on July 21.