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Old 06-08-2015, 08:44 AM
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After the birth of Prince George, William gave an interview to CNN and Max Foster asked him about this very thing.

William said he and Harry were raised to do for themselves and make their own decisions. He said when they need help they get the help but aren't surrounded by flunkies.

So it seems Diana and Charles raised their boys in a modern manner right from the start so its not out of the realm of possibility George does have the run of the place except for certain formal areas.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:25 AM
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It is pretty obvious william and Harry were not raised like Charles. Kate came from a loving intact family with rules from everything I've seen of kate, her mother and siblings.
They are very lucky people and so are those adorable children. Looking forward to the christening
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I admit that room had me worried, all white and no plastic! The house is dominated by babies! There will be kool-aid and melted crayons all over the place.
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:05 PM
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After the birth of Prince George, William gave an interview to CNN and Max Foster asked him about this very thing.

William said he and Harry were raised to do for themselves and make their own decisions. He said when they need help they get the help but aren't surrounded by flunkies.

So it seems Diana and Charles raised their boys in a modern manner right from the start so its not out of the realm of possibility George does have the run of the place except for certain formal areas.
Diana and Charles raised their kids in a "modern manner" up to a point.

Anmer Hall is enormous and George is less than two. Do you really believe he can leave the nursery at any time and toddle around the estate at will, with or without an adult in attendance?
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:47 PM
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^^^ Its an enormous estate that is no doubt been made family friendly. My comment was in response to some people making claims that George is confined to one or two rooms with the rest of the house off limits.

I think the extensive renovations at Anmer Hall took into account having children running around just like any other family home. Its kid friendly
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Why is George wearing exactly the same outfit that he was seen in when he went to the hospital to visit his baby sister, the same shirt, shorts, even the same long socks? Are we sure this photo was taken at Anmer and not earlier in the month at KP after the family arrived home?
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:00 PM
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If he is does it matter? Kate recycles her clothes...imagine she will for her kids too.

But I don't think Charlotte looks like a newborn right home from the hospital.


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Old 06-08-2015, 02:03 PM
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I too think George can run about his homes. Catherine mentioned a while back that George loves getting his hands into paint when they're painting art. Obviously, that kind of stuff is done in the art, play or nursery rooms. I don't think William and Catherine live in that old world of confining the children to one part of the house. Not even Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward were confined to one part of the estates. Andrew will tell you that they played ball, rode their bikes and played other games down the halls and corridors of Buckingham Palace. They never broke anything though.

Diana and her siblings also played up and down Althorp. Earl Spencer's kids still ride their bikes and ride dinner trays down the steps in the great halls.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:10 PM
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Why is George wearing exactly the same outfit that he was seen in when he went to the hospital to visit his baby sister, the same shirt, shorts, even the same long socks? Are we sure this photo was taken at Anmer and not earlier in the month at KP after the family arrived home?
Per Kensington Palace, the pictures were taken at Anmer in mid-May.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:41 PM
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Why is George wearing exactly the same outfit that he was seen in when he went to the hospital to visit his baby sister, the same shirt, shorts, even the same long socks? Are we sure this photo was taken at Anmer and not earlier in the month at KP after the family arrived home?
He's not. He had on a blue shirt when he went to the hospital. I remember the comments about how he and William had similarly colored shirts.

The socks & shorts... well, so what if they are the same? I doubt he is going to notice that he doesn't have a brand-new pair of shorts or socks, fresh from the factory each day. And if he did, imagine the hullabaloo and fuss over that sort of extravagance.
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He had a white shirt with a blue jumper on the hospital visit. Not that it matters, but a friend of mine was looking this afternoon and noticed the similarities.
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Lady Nimue is correct that we don't know how George and Charlotte are being raised but we can make some educated guesses. Although 22 month old George is probably able to entertain himself for short periods of time, I doubt if he is running around the house completely unsupervised. It's not a matter of preventing damage to the furniture, it is a safety issue.


My guess is that no matter how big the house is, the family spends most of their time in 5 or 6 rooms. There are probably some off-limit areas, such as servant's quarters (for lack of a better word), mom's and dad's office(s), and anyplace that may be somewhat dangerous, like the garage.


When my kids were toddlers, they stayed mainly in the kitchen-family area and their bedrooms. We kept them out of our office and they rarely went into the basement without one of us. They took over the basement when they got older (3 or 4).
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:16 PM
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Your first paragraph makes my entire point. I did not mean to imply that certain areas of the house are off limits, only that no responsible parent or guardian would allow a toddler to roam free at a place like Anmer.

It's a safety issue.
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Your first paragraph makes my entire point. I did not mean to imply that certain areas of the house are off limits, only that no responsible parent or guardian would allow a toddler to roam free at a place like Anmer.

It's a safety issue.
I should have quoted you too. I understood your point when you raised it. It depends on the child, of course. Stairs aren't the only safety issue in a house. My son would jump off the back of the sofa, swing on the curtains, turn on the stove, open the refrigerator and leave it open, get in the washing machine or dryer, etc... At other times, he would play with his blocks or cars in his room and I would just check in on him occasionally.

My guess is that George may not always be engaged with his parents or nanny, but he is usually in sight or in a room with an adult close by.
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Your first paragraph makes my entire point. I did not mean to imply that certain areas of the house are off limits, only that no responsible parent or guardian would allow a toddler to roam free at a place like Anmer.

It's a safety issue.

Yes, but we have absolutely no idea how restricted George is. We don't know anything about how the Cambridge's have their home set up and where the kids are given free reign/where there are baby gates. We know that they have one room with a nice white couch but that's it. Everything else is assumptions people are making.

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He had a white shirt with a blue jumper on the hospital visit. Not that it matters, but a friend of mine was looking this afternoon and noticed the similarities.

He wore a blue jumper, white shirt, blue shorts, and blue socks to meet his baby sister.

He's wearing a white shirt, blue shorts, and blue socks now.

However, we don't know that they're the same - he could have half a dozen pairs of blue socks, and any number of white shirts (remember, we didn't actually see the shirt, just the collar of it).

I think the choice of outfits was rather deliberately picked both times round, but not in a "let's dress him the same." Blue was probably picked because he's a little boy, and the first outfit was definitely picked to match his dad's. This time the blue socks and shorts were probably also picked because he's a little boy, while the white shirt was picked because it went with the white outfit Charlotte was in. I kind of think with the room/couch/pillow it might have looked better had Charlotte been wearing pink, but she looks like she has a very reddy complexion right now so pink might not work on her.
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After the birth of Prince George, William gave an interview to CNN and Max Foster asked him about this very thing.

William said he and Harry were raised to do for themselves and make their own decisions. He said when they need help they get the help but aren't surrounded by flunkies.
This is not what we are talking about, I don't think. It's the regimen of toddlers, not the big picture. Though if you read about how William and Harry were raised you might be surprised as to just how privileged it all really was.

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So it seems Diana and Charles raised their boys in a modern manner right from the start so its not out of the realm of possibility George does have the run of the place except for certain formal areas.
I'd suggest reading some memoirs where the regimen of William and Harry as children is spoken about. Not sure what you mean by 'modern manner'. The boys were clearly loved by both parents but raised in posh circumstances, which entailed castles and palaces, nannies and butlers, housekeepers and manservants, etc. After a time, the boys went to boarding school where they 'did for themselves' in the time honored way of the English upper classes.

That's what I know from my reading.
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Same here Lady N. I've read everything in print about the late Princess of Wales and other than the much publicized trips to McDonald's to stand in line like the "normal" people, and trips down water slides at Thorpe Park (with detectives in tow, mind you) the idea that William and Harry had anything like a middle class modern upbringing is sheer fantasy.

On the night of their mother's fatal accident they were at Balmoral Castle ensconced in their private suite of rooms. After receiving the news of the tragedy from the Prince of Wales, 15 year old William dispatched a butler to bring him a glass of warm milk.("Diana's Boys" auth. Christopher Anderson)


"Do for themselves" indeed...LOL!!
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Does the court publish photos of George during the year so that he can be left alone?
I do not like to compare royal houses but I think it is one way the Scandinavian countries have made a deal with the press.
Photos for birthdays,
In Sweden even Christmas and national day and sometimes spring or fall photos
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Does the court publish photos of George during the year so that he can be left alone?
I do not like to compare royal houses but I think it is one way the Scandinavian countries have made a deal with the press.
Photos for birthdays,
In Sweden even Christmas and national day and sometimes spring or fall photos

Yes they have been very consistent about releasing photos

June 2013 birth and front steps of hospital
October 2013 christening and official photos
March 2014 pre Australian tour photo (in the window of KP)
April 2014 NZ/Aus tour.
July 2014 1st birthday butterfly exhibit
December 2014 Christmas photo on the steps of KP
June 2015 photos with Charlotte


The reality is the press always wants more as those images sell.
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