But a recent story in Us Weekly reveals that this extends to parenting challenges like screen time, as well. According to the article, a source close to the royal couple explains that iPads have been banned at home.
“They’re very much seen as Mummy and Daddy’s toys, not for children,” says the source.
As any parent knows, technology can be both a blessing (like when you need to distract your tot on a four-hour plane ride) and a curse (like when you forgot to lock your smartphone and your kid accidentally texts your boss).
“As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play and encouraging an active imagination,” the source told Us Weekly.
While we're not sure that we'd be willing to declare an all-out ban on iPads at our home, we can certainly applaud the royal couple's efforts to give their children an imagination-filled upbringing.
A palace insider added, “They’re very much a normal family.” (You know, just with tiaras and chauffeurs.)