The Princess of Wales wants to be involved in her children’s daily lives – but “wouldn’t dream of taking them to McDonald’s” and “there’s no other way” than royal protocol as Princess Diana, a new book has claimed.
In one of the chapters, Gilded Youth, by royal author Tom Quinn, explores Kate’s parenting style — she insists she’s delighted that her children, Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, have the “luxury and luxury ‘ to get. privileges of a royal education’.
He adds: ‘Kate – unlike Diana – makes no effort to put the kids down to earth because she doesn’t want them to have a ‘normal’ childhood in the sense that Diana did for William and Harry wild.’
The author claims that the princess feels that her late mother-in-law’s modern style caused problems, “particularly with Harry” by seemingly contributing to his “dissatisfaction with his royal role.”
The book also quotes a former member of the palace staff, who said, “Diana enjoyed slum living and was downwardly mobile in many ways – she wanted to escape her aristocratic childhood.
The Princess of Wales (pictured today) wants to be involved in her children’s daily lives – but “wouldn’t dream of taking them to McDonald’s” and “doesn’t look like much” as per royal protocol like Princess Diana, claimed a new book
Kate wants to escape her middle-class childhood. She doesn’t like burgers and chips and wouldn’t dream of going to McDonald’s with her kids, and she doesn’t falter when the sheer weight of traditional royal pursuits weighs on her children.’
However, the author insists that Kate wants to be involved in her children’s daily lives.
In 2019, a former aide to the royal family revealed how Diana regularly treated Princes William and Harry to McDonald’s in a deliberate effort to give her sons a “normal” upbringing.
Paul Burrell, Diana’s butler, recalled that every Saturday the princes gobbled down a Big Mac and fries before a trash TV show.
And a Kensington Palace chef said that despite having a team of top chefs at their disposal, William and Harry regularly sought out fast food outlets.
“I remember the princess came into the kitchen one day and said, ‘cancel lunch for the boys, I’m taking them out, we’re going to McDonald’s,'” Darren McGrady told Marie Claire magazine.
And I said, “Oh my God, Your Royal Highness, I can do that, I can make burgers.” And she said, “No, it’s the toy they want.”
‘Yes, the boys liked McDonald’s, eating pizza and eating potato skins – a kind of American food. They were royal princes, but they had the palate of children.’
In one of the chapters, Gilded Youth, by royal author Tom Quinn, explores Kate’s (pictured with her family) parenting style – insisting she is happy for her children, Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, to have the “luxuries and privileges of a royal upbringing.”
Princess Diana rides the logs in Thorpe Park with her sons Harry (centre) and William in 1993. The princess wanted to give her sons a ‘normal’ childhood
Mr. McGrady’s account of the princes’ hunger for junk food is supported by Mr. Burrell’s accounts of their childhood.
He told the Mirror: ‘The three of them went to McDonald’s for burger and chips before coming back to watch Blind Date.
“All three of them would crouch on this huge, stuffed hippopotamus that Diana had in her sitting room.”
Before her tragic death in 1997, Diana was widely praised for being a hands-on mother to the princes.
Gilded Youth by Tom Quinn, published by Biteback, price: £15