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Kate Middleton’s parenting style laid bare in sweet moment with Charlotte at funeral | Royal | News

  • October 13, 2022

A sweet moment between Kate, Princess of Wales and her daughter Princess Charlotte at the Queen’s funeral spoke volumes about her as a mum, a parenting has said. Princess Charlotte and her brother, Prince George, both attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which took place at Westminster Abbey yesterday. Throughout the service, Kate was seen comforting her children.

Parenting expert Gifty Enright said that her “reassuring pats and squeezes” were demonstrative of how “confident and intuitive” Kate is as a mother.

Ms Enright said that bringing the children to the funeral will help to build “resilience” in the children.

She explained: “Death is a part of life and by bringing them to the funeral, they got to see King Charles III and other members of the Royal Family displaying emotion.

“This normalises their grief and validates their own pain and helps them navigate their confusion around death.”

Ms Enright added: “Rather than shielding the children from the realities of life, she exposes them to it, but puts strategies in place to support them.”

She said that the decision to bring the children to the funeral was a “huge gamble”, but it paid off.

Mr Enright told the Sun that bringing Charlotte and George turned out to be a “masterstroke”, as it “truly shows how confident they are as parents”.

The expert also said that events such as the funeral will be “fantastic training” for their future roles as senior royals, as “they will need to learn to regulate their emotions on big occasions”.

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While Goerge, nine, and Charlotte, seven, attended the funeral, Prince Louis, four, was left at home.

Harry and Meghan’s children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, were also absent from the service.

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