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William and Kate set to modernize royal parenting

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 - 01:29

July 01 - Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look set to be thoroughly modern parents and could change the traditions of royal parenting. Elly Park reports.

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The mid-July due date is fast approaching for the first baby of Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have thoroughly vowed to become modern parents. Prince William and his wife Catherine, popularly known as Kate, are known to have shunned the royal tradition of hiring a full-time nanny, and will opt to raise the baby themselves instead. They are also reportedly going to live with the Middletons in Berkshire, instead of at one of the royal palaces. This is a far cry from the upbringing of Prince Charles, who grew up with his parents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Royal author Charles Mosley explains. SOUNDBITE: Charles Mosley, Royal Author, saying (English) "Prince William and Kate are naturally domestic in a way that Prince Philip and the Queen were not. Not because they were neglectful of their domestic duties but because the Queen and Prince Philip came of a generation where your duty was considered much more to the public." Princess Diana was the first royal to try to give her children a so-called "normal" upbringing. And just like Diana, Kate will deliver the baby here, at St. Mary's Hospital in central London. Kate is expected to deliver the baby on July 13 or 14. The newborn will become the third in line to the British throne after grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William.

William and Kate set to modernize royal parenting

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 - 01:29

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