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Old 12-21-2015, 08:58 AM
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I'm sure George, like many before him, plays with the children of estate workers who can easily get their child of the same age to the estate. Friends of the D & D may not be as available to get to Norfolk or KP.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:05 AM
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It's a shame he couldn't socialize with family or his parents friends children and all children are active learners they don't need a formal setting.
And how do you know he does not?
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:09 AM
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I'm sure George, like many before him, plays with the children of estate workers who can easily get their child of the same age to the estate. Friends of the D & D may not be as available to get to Norfolk or KP.
Actually, if I am not mistaken, William has close friends in the area. They may well know other people with whom they socialise, and so does George.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:13 AM
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My point is that how do we know he doesn't have friends already? Honestly, it hit a nerve with a few people because when you think about it, an assumption is being concerning George's developmental welfare. None of us have a clue how he spends most of his days. Also it bothers me that already, at 2 years-old and he yet doesn't understand, pressure is being put upon this child. Let his parents parent him - leave him alone; he is 2 years-old for GOD'S sake!
Never stated he has not friends. I was merely pointing out that nursery, school, whatever is a good place for him to make new "play companions", from all walks of life. School is always an adventure.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:37 AM
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I'm sure George, like many before him, plays with the children of estate workers who can easily get their child of the same age to the estate. Friends of the D & D may not be as available to get to Norfolk or KP.
I think part of children in this school are children of estate workers. And Cambridges know their parents well.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:03 AM
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There are two good reasons why I believe the Cambridges are making the decision they are about George and having him attend a Montessori school environment at 2 1/2 yrs old.

1. It is available at a close distance to Anmer Hall and they feel that George is ready for that environment

2. Like most of the British Royal Family, they're thinking ahead. Right now Kate and William are pretty hands on parents but they have the foresight to know that life as they know it can change abruptly at any moment and their lives are going to become much more hectic. Having George familiar with being away from the "home" environment and adjusted to a structured group setting will be one less thing for them to worry about as they transition from being the second in line couple to the "big cheese" job to being the first in line.

I think they've made a good decision with this move.
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:42 PM
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I've had to delete a bunch of off-topic posts. Remember this thread isn't about the childcare system, nor is it a place to debate why parents decide to send their children to daycare.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:38 PM
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There has been some talk here about why the Cambridges prefer to raise their kids in the country rather than London, and I thought I'd add my 2 cents on the subject.

I'm always reading about how bad the air pollution is in London, and I'm wondering if that's one of the considerations on where to keep their children right now. Especially during their early years, I'm sure keeping them in the healthiest place possible is important to them.
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:42 AM
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I would imagine that the cleaner, country air is a big factor behind the reasons to reside primarily at Anmer Hall but I believe there are multiple reasons in favor of the country. Being more rural, it gives more privacy, it is relatively close to where William is working and mostly because the Hall was given to them for use by Granny.

If Wills and Kate are anything like my husband and I, once you've had a taste of living in a very rural area, the hustle and bustle of city life isn't all that appealing anymore. They really do have the best of both worlds. Apt. 1A at KP for time they have to be in the city and Anmer for their retreat in the country.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:05 AM
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Considering what's in the future for them, I think they are going to live more rural as long as they can. She doesn't come from a big city like London and seemed to enjoy rural life in Wales. William seems to enjoy country life as well.

My husband was raised in a big city (600 thousand or so), but almost 20 years ago we went from a town of 12 thousand or so to a rural country area (total county population is 7000 or so)....he loves it. He never wants to live in a city again.


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Old 12-22-2015, 07:53 AM
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The Queen doesn't even spend that much time in London. There are months in Scotland, months in Sandringham, Easter the court moves to Windsor and then all of the weekends at Windsor to. So why would expect the Cambridges to be that much different from the Queen. Of course, they are going to have to spend time in London especially when William is the heir apparent but it's always going to be mixed with time in other places such as Norfolk, Scotland, Wales, Gloucestershire etc.

They can also pick schools for the kids that are close to the city but not in it. William's schools: Ludgrove is in Berkshire and Eton is right by Windsor. Marlborough is in Wiltshire.


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Old 12-22-2015, 08:43 AM
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The British royals never really been city people. No matter if they're full-time or part-time royals, the country is where they spend most of their time. I don't blame them either. I find living in the city to be rather stressful, but it seems to be so convenient because the city is where everything is.

The Cambridge's was always going to have a city/country life.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:16 AM
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Bea and Eug must have gotten all the city loving genes this go around. They have never been shown to have the Windsor love of Horses or country pursuits :) The Green Acres theme song comes to mind :)
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:17 PM
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I'm convinced that there is canine and equine blood coursing through the Windsor veins...which means they all prefer the country. Although I have seen my fair share of dogs in Manhattan.
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:08 PM
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I'm convinced that there is canine and equine blood coursing through the Windsor veins...which means they all prefer the country. Although I have seen my fair share of dogs in Manhattan.

Yes didn't prince Phillip make some joke about princess Anne only liking something that ate hay or something like that.



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Old 12-24-2015, 12:09 AM
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Yes didn't prince Phillip make some joke about princess Anne only liking something that ate hay or something like that.



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He said - "If it doesn't fart or eat hay then she isn't interested"


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Old 12-24-2015, 09:26 AM
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He said - "If it doesn't fart or eat hay then she isn't interested"


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I can just see her granddaughters in a few years, "Hear comes Gran and her horses-dressed-as-santa wrapping paper."

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Old 12-28-2015, 02:47 PM
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Prince Charles is a devoted grandpa who "comes alive" around his grandchildren.

But despite his love for Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 7 months, he has yet to take one task: Changing diapers.

In a new documentary, When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust, British comedy duo Ant and Dec sat down with Prince Charles to chat about the 40th anniversary of his charitable foundation – and his relationship with his grandkids.

And while he admitted it that's avoided diaper duty (as of yet!), Charles was eager to tell Ant and Dec how grateful he is for his grandchildren.
Read more: Prince Charles Says He's Never Changed George or Charlotte's Diapers : People.com
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:50 PM
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Its not a far-fetched reality that HRH The Prince of Wales has not changed a diaper on any baby. It's honestly not that unbelievable and not surprising at all.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:14 PM
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He probably changed one for Wills and or Harry.


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