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Prince William Parents His Children 'Using Diana's Techniques'

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Prince William Parents His Children 'Using Diana's Techniques'

Prince William certainly has his hands full. And for his brood, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and new arrival Prince Louis - their little lives can often be hectic and overwhelming.

So maybe that's why the Duke of Cambridge has adopted a simple parenting trick his late mother Diana used when he and brother Prince Harry were small.

During Royal events, William and Kate always hold Prince George and Princess Charlotte's hands and get down to their level to explain what is going on around them during high-profile ceremonies.

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The simple but effective method ensures his children feel comfortable and secure with everything that is going on around them - with cameras flashing every second and grown-up strangers calling their names, it's easy for a child to feel intimidated.

Both Princes William and Harry have said they hope they can be as good a parent their mother was. They speak about her in the HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, describing her as 'very informal' and a person who 'understood that there was a real life outside of palace walls'.

A Royal source told People Magazine: "William can do all the thinks he thinks are important for family life and make sure that his children have that loving, caring, fun home that his mother was trying to create."

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Diana was innovative in her approach to life as a Royal and a parent, and was often pictured bending down to engage with her sons and other youngsters.

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Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine, said: "The Royal Family used to say that everyone had to be deferential to them but Diana believed, "If you're speaking to a very young child or a sick person, get yourself on their level."

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And now it seems that William has adopted her caring ways. You only have to look at all the pictures of him crouched down in front of his children to see he is emulating his mother's behaviour.

Prince William also said he talks about Diana all the time when he puts his own children to bed. He said: "There are two grandmothers in their lives, so it's very important they know who she was and that she existed."

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He added, jokingly: "She'd love the children to bits, but she'd be a nightmare.

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"She'd come, probably at bath time, cause and amazing scene - bubbles everywhere, bath water all over the place - and then leave."

And while it's sad for Diana to be missing out on the lives of her grandchildren, Prince William is creating his own legacy now - with all the same hands-on techniques that made his own mum such a great one.

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Topics: UK News, Prince George, prince william, Royal Family, Princess Diana

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