Kate Middleton & Prince William use a ‘chat sofa’ instead of ‘the naughty step’ to discipline George, Charlotte & Louis

Kate Middleton & Prince William use a ‘chat sofa’ instead of ‘the naughty step’ to discipline George, Charlotte & Louis

June 25, 2020

KATE Middleton and Prince William are said to have banned the “naughty step” in their royal home, and instead use a “chat sofa” for their kids. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reportedly “never shout” at Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Prince Louis.

A source told Fabulous: “There’s no ’naughty step’ but there is a ‘chat sofa’. 

“The naughty child is taken away from the scene of the row or disruption and talked to calmly by either Kate or William. 

“Things are explained and consequences outlined and they never shout at them. 

“Shouting is absolutely ‘off limits’ for the children and any hint of shouting at each other is dealt with by removal.”

The insider revealed that Kate, 38, is “slightly stricter” than Prince William, 38. 

They added that the royal couple’s Norland-trained nanny, Maria Borrallo, makes all decisions in agreement with the duke and duchess. 

The source added: “Maria is firm but she never acts unilaterally with the children on discipline.

“Kate and William, along with Maria, are strict with the children but have this magic ability to appear not to be.

“It is a military operation but you would never guess it because they work ferociously hard on their children’s upbringing and making it seem relaxed and happy for the three of them. 

“They are very good at listening to the children but being firm.”

George, Charlotte and Louis are often praised on how well behaved they are in public, and it has also been noted they are on their best behaviour when they are playing at the £1,280-a-year Hurlingham Club in Fulham.

A member revealed to Fabulous that the Cambridge children always behave “impeccably” during any visits.

They said: “The family often dine there al fresco and use the club’s sporting and play facilities.

“There is no tantrums or food throwing and the children eat what is set before them.

“They queue up with the rest of the kids and parents in the Harness Room restaurant and ask for no special favours.”

The trickiest part of being a parent is dinner time, William has admitted.

Speaking on Zoom to community chef Charlie Farrally from the Scottish charity Peek Project, he said the success of his family meal “depends on what’s on the table”.

He continued: “If parents put something on that children love, dinner time goes on very well.

“But if you put something on the table they don’t want to do, that’s another ball game.”

We recently shared how Prince William’s casual parenting style keeps the Cambridge kids in check.

And code words, head taps and tantrum breaks, how Kate keeps the Cambridge kids in line.

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