The Reason Prince William Doesn't Hold Princess Charlotte In Public, But Keeps Prince George Close

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are a pretty down to earth couple as far as royals go. That notwithstanding, they are a pretty traditional family in various ways, as well.

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The Reason Prince William Doesn't Hold Princess Charlotte In Public, But Keeps Prince George Close

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Fans love the Duke and Duchess and heir kids, and are always eager to see them whenever they make public appearances.

In light of this, many have noticed something peculiar about the Duke and Duchess's relationship with their children, a detail that that may have a deeper meaning that we know.

The Reason Prince William Doesn't Hold Princess Charlotte In Public, But Keeps Prince George Close

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When looking at pictures of public family outings, Prince William is often seen  holding Prince George's hand, while Kate Middleton holds Princess Charlotte.

If this was captured by only a handful of picutres, it might have not been considered anything anything special. However, when it has become a pattern in nearly all the images of them together, it naturally inspired some curiosity.

The Reason Prince William Doesn't Hold Princess Charlotte In Public, But Keeps Prince George Close

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According to relationship expert Jasmine Peters, the gesture may be one of the ways in which Prince George is being prepared for kingship.

Peters told Daily Mail that, since fathers are typically saddled with the role of provision, protection, direction, and disciplinary action, they usually have to pass on those values to their sons.

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She cited that proverb that says that it takes a man to raise a boy to become a man in reference to the relationship between the Duke and his son.

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She described the Duke and Duchess as ‘instinctive parents,’ and went on to say that the gesture reflects both the bond between father and son and mother and daughter, which the responsible and loving parents hold dearly.

The Reason Prince William Doesn't Hold Princess Charlotte In Public, But Keeps Prince George Close

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As a means of finding out if her theory was correct, Business Insider spoke to some experts on royals.

Robert Jobson had a few things to say on the matter. He noted that the parent-child relationship between Prince William and Prince George might be slightly different from the usual norm.

The Reason Prince William Doesn't Hold Princess Charlotte In Public, But Keeps Prince George Close

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He went on to reveal that, aside from the Queen and Prince Charles, the Duke is the only one who knows how it feels to be the next in line to the throne, and owing to that it is natural that, when in public, the Duke takes the lead in a way that may somehow prepare Prince George to deal with the same responsibility in the future. 

The Reason Prince William Doesn't Hold Princess Charlotte In Public, But Keeps Prince George Close

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According to British manners and etiquette coach William Hanson, it is unknown whether this gesture is knowingly done or not by the Duke and Duchess.

However, he noted that it is a subtle nod to succession and lineage, which is particularly vital in regards to the British royal family. Regardless of what the rules might be, one thing we’re sure of is how much Prince William loves his children.

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