We all want our kids to be respectful, gracious and well-mannered.
And if we ever manage to make it to the point when someone comments on how polite the children are, that’s a massive mummy gold star right there.
But for the royals, raising courteous children is perhaps even more important than for most.
After all, they are the ones who will be representing the country and will be an example for the rest of the nation’s children to look up to while they’re growing up.
So, it’s not surprising that a royal expert has claimed that Prince George and Princess Charlotte have already started taking etiquette lessons to ensure that they come across well as they grow up.
Myka Meier, of US-Based Beaumont Etiquette, told Cosmopolitan that the young royals will have been taught how to shake hands and curtsy at the age of two.
‘Growing up in the Palace would mean that training is much less a course or official training,’ said Myka, ‘and more day-to-day observation and gentle lessons right before an event or when meeting an important guest to help prepare them.’
Rather than having a full-time etiquette expert on-board, the prince and princess will reportedly now be engaging in informal etiquette training led by their mother.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who just this week returned to royal duty from maternity leave after giving birth to her third child, Prince Louis, in April, will take on the responsibility of giving her children adequate training in royal etiquette.
Kate, 36, who is thought to have been trained in royal etiquette rules herself when she joined the family, will impart on her children everything they need to know about how to act as royals, including how to follow the Queen’s royal style rules.
Having been spotted out and about throughout their childhoods, including at high-profile royal events, like Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding back in May, the royal children seem to already exhibit good manners and royal composure.
So hopefully it won’t be too difficult of a task for the Duchess to take on!