Prince William and Kate Middleton are ’empowering’ their children to ‘play an active role’ in real life – including ‘confidence building’ video chat with Sir David Attenborough, royal expert says.
- Prince William and Kate Middleton are “empowering” their children early on
- The royal commentator claims that the Cambridge children have already been trained
- Victoria Arbiter said meeting with David Attenborough “ticked more boxes”
- He also said the video of royal youngsters helps make them dear to the public
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “empowering” their children to prepare them to “play an active role” in real life, says a royal expert.
Last month Cambridges had a special view in the back garden of David Attenborough’s new documentary A Life on Our Planet, what seemed like a special gift for their children who love Sir David’s pograms of nature.
Now, however, royal commentator Victoria Arbiter says the screening was a carefully orchestrated public appearance to help train the next generation of royalty.
Writing on 9Honey, Arbiter said the video posted of Prince George, Louis and Princess Charlotte after the documentary “ticked more boxes” because in addition to highlighting an important issue, children were kindly encouraged to play a key role.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “empowering” their children to prepare them to “play an active role” in real life, says royal expert.
He said: “Destined for a life of real service, it is imperative that they learn early on what their future roles will require.”
Arbiter added that while speaking into a camera may seem easy enough, it is an effective way to build trust between real children, and allowing them to master the art of public speaking at first can only be an advantage.
Additionally, the royal commentator pointed out that the royal youth video gave the rest of a nation a glimpse into the inner workings of the royal family – something that makes younger members to the public.
He wrote that William’s personal experience of growing up as a royal will shape his approach to raising his own children.
Arbiter said the published video of Prince George, Louis and Princess Charlotte after the documentary “ ticked more boxes ” because in addition to highlighting an important issue, the children were kindly encouraged to play a key role.
“He and Kate have made a concerted effort to protect their brood from the toughest elements in real life – namely the cameras – but they have also strived to instill a healthy understanding of the role of the media,” he said.
Arbiter writes that the same level of control has also been shown when children appear in public, such as Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s first Christmas Day walk last year.
He also described Prince Louis’ debut appearance as “spectacle” after asking Sir David Attenborough what “sick” he likes.
Despite claiming the appearance was a public relations stunt, Arbiter also said it would be a disservice to suggest the move was based solely on public relations.
He also described Prince Louis’ debut appearance as a “ spectacle ” after asking Sir David Attenborough what he likes “ ammimal ”
The commentary comes after Cambridges met Sir David Attenborough at Kensington Palace for a private screening of his latest documentary highlighting the danger our planet faces.
After the screening, seven-year-old Prince George was given a tooth from an extinct giant shark, which lived 23 million years ago, which he found during a family vacation to Malta in the late 1960s.
The three children are all interested in dinosaurs and were fascinated by the megalodon fossil and eagerly asked Sir David a series of questions.