Prince William: Princess Diana would have liked this method of education

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Princess Diana would have liked this method of education

Prince William, Prince Louis, Duchess Catherine, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

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Prince William and Duchess Catherine are like many young parents: they actually want to develop their own style by raising their offspring, but some influences from their own childhood creep in.

“Love goes through the stomach,” a saying that Prince William, 39, and Duchess Catherine, 40, could have had hung as a small sign above the kitchen door. The Cambridges would love to spend time at the stove with their children. A ritual that Queen Elizabeth, 95, “cannot bear” according to a report from “L’Express”. Princess Diana, † 36, would have approved of culinary hobbies, however, claims Darren McGrady, 60, the late Royal’s former chef.

Prince William and Duchess Catherine follow Diana’s recipe for a happy childhood

“One of the things that struck me about William is that, like Diana, he and his family love to cook. They love being together and doing things together,” McGrady explained in an interview with Coffee. Friend. A cohesion that Diana maintained on a daily basis with her eldest and Prince Harry, 37, even after the divorce with Prince Charles, 73.

Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, are said to feel the security their father and brother felt when they were with their mother. “They too, like the Princess, allow their children to be children. You see them eating cookies, you even see them baking cookies,” summed up the Cambridges’ loving “philosophy of cuisine” chef.

Princess Diana wished William and Harry a ‘normal’ childhood

McGrady believes his former boss’s desire for a more down-to-earth lifestyle within the royal family is passed on through his son to the new generation of mini-royals. “The princess always wanted the boys to be more ‘normal’ by allowing them to experience things as royal children and then as normal children,” the chef explains. “You certainly see that with William and Kate now.”

Unlike her grandchildren, however, Princess Diana herself avoided reaching for the cooking bowl. There was a serious background to this: when she was young, she struggled with her bulimia for a long time. “By the time I started working for the princess, she had her life back on track and was eating healthy,” says her boss. “The food was now: fish dishes, stuffed vegetables, lots of chicken and quite a few fruit recipes.”

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Instant coffee in the palace kitchen

She apparently passed on to her boys a relaxed relationship with meals. It was less formal at the Kensington Palace table, more familiar. The food was placed on a buffet for Diana and her sons to serve themselves. “When she wanted a coffee, she preferred the instant version. She came into the kitchen, made herself one and offered to make me one too.”

Like her children, her grandchildren now also benefit from how Princess Diana experiences a little bourgeois normalcy in the seemingly unreal world of the monarchy. The perfect recipe to keep your feet on the ground on the royal parquet floor.

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