Analysis: William and Kate’s kids get involved while school closes for the summer

Diaries are created and public appearances are arranged depending on where that person is in line of succession. The closer they were to the crown, the more formal they were expected, reflecting the grandiose duties they would have to perform.

That’s why Prince William can be more relaxed in public than his dad. William is not expected to take the throne anytime soon, but he and the Duchess of Cambridge are already paving the way for their children to take on high-profile roles and duties.

The Cambridges are very protective of their privacy. Until recently, they only shared glimpses once in a while their personal lifeoften taken by the Duchess’ own camera, giving them intellectual property rights to the images and control over how they are used.

Now, they are entering a new phase, where they are gradually bringing their children out in front of the traditional media and sharing their first formal engagements with them.

It’s not always easy with young children, as we saw at the start of summer during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. Lewis, younger than 4-year-old Kate and William, stole the show on the fly his comic faces. Then he did it again during the competition, as his parents did their best to keep him entertained during the quieter moments… Thankfully, Grandpa Charles was available to lend a hand.
Prince Charles keeps Prince Louis entertained during the Platinum Contest in London on June 5.
George from recently turned 9He really handles it like a pro. Just a few weeks ago, he made an engagement at Wimbledon, flawlessly donned a jacket and tie, watched the men’s final and later chatted comfortably with champion Novak Djokovic.
George and William watch the men's final Wimbledon singles match on July 10.

Seven-year-old Charlotte had her turn this week during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where she was greeted by a traditional group, shaking hands and looking into the eyes of her hosts with confidence beyond her years.

She smeared from the stands as she watched the swim on Tuesday. Proving that she can be as mobile as her brother Louis, the princess was seen drawing a variety of funny faces throughout the day, as well as enjoying lively conversations with her parents.

Later, the trio watched the women of England take on India in hockey, and enjoyed some artistic gymnastics. The family also visited the athletics charity SportsAid, where Charlotte revealed that her favorite sport is actually gymnastics. This was at the back of the viral video wishing the English football team good luck in the Women’s European Final last weekend.

With each outing, we learn more about the next generation of Windsors. And seeing the family in less formal settings, where they combine their duties with some fun, the crowds are delighted to attend as are the royal watchers of the house.

Princess Charlotte enchanted sports fans at the Commonwealth Games this week.

Early fame is never easy, but members of the royal family have more experience than most in how to handle it. Prince William, in particular, suffers from memories of media interference from his childhood, when his mother, Diana, was the most sought-after personality on the planet. He knows where to draw the line with his family, and won’t let it be crossed.

For William and Kate, the challenge is striking the right balance. They understand that the family has to be seen in order to stay relevant, and that children have to get used to the spotlight, but they also believe they have the same rights as the rest of us to some privacy. It is also in the public interest for them to have a happy and stable upbringing to form the foundations of life in public service.

The decision to take the children to some appearances during school summer vacation It will help facilitate their transition to public-facing positions. Taking children to engagements where they are likely to have a real interest – such as sporting events – will make this growth in their royal roles more comfortable.

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