Prince Louis ‘will be introduced to lots more traditions now that he’s two’

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One of things that has bothered me about Prince William and Prince Harry’s massive falling out is that William and Kate could be setting a toxic course for their own children. Let’s say everything plays out like William and Kate want, and within the next decade, the Queen dies and Charles becomes king for… however long. William becomes the Prince of Wales and then king. During that time, George will be getting tons of attention as the next in line. All while… Charlotte and Louis have been taught by their parents that the spares can be used to protect the crown. Lou and Charlotte will see – from their parents’ actions – that they are disposable to the monarch’s wants and needs. Those are the real “family traditions” of the clinically dysfunctional Windsor family. But sure, Us Weekly wants us to focus on the other family traditions:

Rising through the ranks! Prince Louis will have the chance to take a closer look at some family traditions since celebrating his 2nd birthday, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. The little prince was showered with love from Prince William, Duchess Kate and his siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on his birthday, even though his parents had decided to cancel his party amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now that he’s turned 2, the youngest Cambridge will get to participate in some of the fun things his older siblings do, like playdates and baking with Kate, 38.

“It’s something she likes to do with George. Louis will be introduced to lots more traditions now that he’s 2,” the insider adds. “He’s had lots of practice and loves to join in when the family make supper. Kate and William are so happy to be easing him into the more heartwarming aspects of royal life.”

Not only have Kate and William been working hard to keep their kids entertained during quarantine, but they’ve also taken up some extra responsibilities to help out the rest of the royal family “in every way possible.” The insider says that Queen Elizabeth II has turned to the duke and duchess for help arranging schedules and spreading positivity throughout the palace.

“The wonderful thing about Kate and William is that they remain focused and calm even during their most challenging times,” the source tells Us.

[From Us Weekly]

Did Louis have to stay in his room with Nanny Maria while Kate baked with George? That’s how they made it sound! I don’t understand how they’re easing the smaller kids into the traditions, aren’t they in the kitchen too? Anyway, vague and sugary tabloid story is vague, sugary. As much as I want to believe that Kate treats all of her kids equally and will continue to do that throughout their lives, I kind of feel like she’s not going to have a choice in how this goes down. Everybody will treat George differently and pay attention to him more.

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  1. Taylor says:

    What did they do to deserve such generous media spins? Both the American and British publications write about them like saints. I don’t expect trashing, but the perfect white nuclear family must really sell.

    • Lise says:

      On Lainey Gossip they call the type of people who eat these stories up the “Minivan Majority” and I think it’s very apt…

    • Nic919 says:

      Harry was once the cute second son and look how they treated him. The problem with courting the minivan majority is that many of them are old enough to recall that Harry was a delightful child and now suddenly he’s persona non grata. While the racists and deluded monarchists may be ok with that, there are many others who still like Harry and see that the way he was treated is forecasting the future treatment of Charlotte and Louis. Any normal parent should be highly offended at a system that plays favourites with the eldest and then ignores the rest.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “Any normal parent should be highly offended at a system that plays favourites with the eldest and then ignores the rest.”

        You are basically talking the whole British titled aristocracy playing favorite with the heir and ignoring the rest.

      • Nic919 says:

        And that’s why the British aristocracy is filled with messed up adults. It’s a dumb system. The royals are particularly bad at favouring the eldest, or boys over girls.

    • Babsorig says:

      Meh, these foolish articles change zilch. Louis and Charlotte are STILL spares and they will devour them alive in no time. The reason these honey-ish articles are being churned out like there’s no tomorrow is just because Louis and Charlotte are still babies and this is still the build up phase. I give it 5 years form now and the BRF AND their BM minions will all collectively participate in tearing these kids down and call Charlotte all kinds of names and Louis will be called a drug addict or something. These fools don’t change.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Yeah, it sounds like he’s been locked away in the nursery for the past two years. I doubt that’s the case, but it sounds weird. In “normal” families the youngest is usually part of “traditions” like baking from the get go, because what else are they going to be doing?

    This just seems like an attempt to paint the cambridges as super normal – they bake! they make dinner! they have playdates! and now Louis does too!

    As for the way Louis will be treated…yeah, its inevitable. Sussexit actually could have been beneficial for Louis and Charlotte, setting a path for the non-heirs to be active and productive while not being entirely dependent on the royal life for their purpose.

    But instead…..

    • Tessa says:

      Louis probably sees the nanny more than Kate.

    • Catherine says:

      I have a newborn (he is happy, healthy and wonderful!!! 3 weeks old!) and I can’t imagine having older children. If I had a 2 and 5 year old on top of a baby? Idk. Maybe Louis has been kept out for safety reasons. Maybe when baby is asleep, they bake with George? When do babies start walking? 1? When can I drink wine again? When he goes to first grade? Lol. So many questions!!

      This article was dumb and vague. I actually – for real – have a Norland Nanny – trained at same college as Nanny Maria. I can testify that it is a game changer! They are very professional, experts on all the technicalities. But even by “Norland” standards, nanny Maria is considered in a class of her own. I believe she was a nun before she entered Norland. I’m sure it’s tricky AF dealing with hierarchy, but the Brits have lived with it for centuries. Winston Churchill was the son of the “second son of the Duke of Marlborough”. He and his mother struggled with money most of his life and his 1st cousin was the Duke! One of the wealthiest men in the world at the time. If the Cambridge kids are taught to be industrious, I’m sure they will be fine. They can be academics, engineers, scientists, etc, sportsmen and women. They just cannot be in sales, finance? God, this is not Sussex shade. It’s not shade on anyone. I think Princess Anne would have gone into one of those fields if times had been different? She was a sportswoman, an Olympian. These Cambridge kids will have access to the best of everything: education, sports, arts, charity. I’m not worried about them

      • sandy says:

        Seriously, they bake during nap time. It’s easier for everyone, unless you want to wash flour out of your hair. Children you get than two don’t understand play dates. Now Louis will.

    • Maevo says:

      Yes so bizarre! In most families all the kids are together because there’s no other choice. What a tone deaf tidbit. I feel like they think this is making them seem normal and it does NOT.

  3. JanetDR says:

    That is so oddly worded! How is a child not seeing or participating in baking or cooking? Oh wait….

    • Mumbles says:

      I lol that they call cooking with Kate a “tradition.”

      “Calm and focused” has been a recurring theme among these pro-Cambridge stories. Focused on what?

  4. Aurora says:

    I wonder how much dirt the press has on the Cambridges? They went from “we’d like our kids to have a private life” to “LOOK AT OUR KIDS!!!” faster than you can say “rose bush”.

    • Brit says:

      Yep. They have dirt and that’s why they bow down to the press. Harry and Meghan were smart because the press don’t have anything on them because they have thrown everything at them already. At this point everyone knows Harry and Meghan’s Relationship especially with the tabloids, Is non existent and they have no access. So they are free in that sense because they have been firm in everything they stand for.

    • Sofia says:

      Exactly Aurora. I remember when the Cambridges were filing injunctions over photographs of the kids and didn’t KP or something release a statement asking for privacy when George was born? But when the Sussexes try to do it for their non titled, 7th in line child, they get outrage.

    • damejudi says:

      This has got to be comment of the week!

    • Belli says:

      But that won’t last forever. The kids will get older, become less cute. The Cambridges won’t be able to go “look at our adorable children and ignore what’s going on in the background” when they’re all teenagers.

    • Ali says:

      There is plenty of dirt on the Cambridges.

    • Becks1 says:

      There’s so much dirt, and one day at least some of it will come out, and it will be very interesting.

      • Nic919 says:

        Once the kids are teens and have friends with social media, things are going to be different.

  5. Brit says:

    Williams affair is going to come out sooner or later because pimping out the kids is not making these papers money or making people care about the Cambridge’s. Let’s see the reaction if and when Archies birthday pictures are released because that will be a media storm.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Affairs plural. Rose wasn’t the first, unlikely she’ll be the last.

    • Ginger says:

      I agree. With everything that is going on in the world people don’t want to see stories of how perfect and keen the Cambridge’s are. My husband was flipping through People Magazine this weekend and they had pictures of the Cambridge’s from when they were clapping. My husband said “ I hate the royal family. Thank God Harry got out and took his family with him.” He is someone that pays no attention to the RF. A lot of people see them for what they are.

  6. Chelle says:

    Translation: henceforth, he will be trotted out in getups similar to those worn by Lil Lord Fauntleroy.

  7. Jen says:

    Doing things with your family is now a “royal tradition?” Okay then.

    • Tia says:

      Apparently we are all royal (since I know few parents who don’t do *some* things with their kids) and don’t know it.

    • Nic919 says:

      Considering that the Queen was not very directly involved in raising her own kids, I suppose that may be closer to the truth than they care to admit.

    • minx says:

      Their kids are cute, that’s all I’ve got.

  8. Awkward symphony says:

    “I wonder how much dirt the press has on the Cambridges? They went from “we’d like our kids to have a private life” to “LOOK AT OUR KIDS!!!” faster than you can say “rose bush”.”

    Bingo! It’s quite obvious how they are on a leash and have to constantly give in to British tabloids. Just look at how they release things after tabs write up articles about their breakup in 2007, kate copying Meghan’s style..etc.
    There will come a day when they cant pay up and the kids are too small to do more than the odd photoshoot which if you look at it in terms of coverage only george and louis are the most talked about+get most engagement on SM so it’ll be hard for them to rely on that or it’ll lose its effect!

    • Tessa says:

      This may come back to bite them the kids will get resentful at being “paraded out” in public. It’s like they are child actors or something.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        William himself has talked about his resentment of being put in the spotlight as a child and swore he’d do things differently with his children. Funny how that’s been thrown out the window in the past year.

  9. Chaine says:

    Traditions like getting thrown under the bus by your older brother?

    • Ali says:

      Louis will follow the tradition of being the fall guy for the heir.

      I’m sure William will be fine with it. He didn’t want a third child anyway.

      • mer says:

        If anyone is getting thrown under the bus it will be Charlotte since you know, she’s the spare, not Louis. I wonder what it’s going to be like for Charlotte when she becomes a young adult. Unless Harry and Megan have a daughter, she’ll be DIana’s only granddaughter, and that’s going to bring huge interest from the press, simply because of that.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Charlotte is the spare not Louis. He’s Edward/Anne in this situation.

      • Tessa says:

        Charlotte is the spare but it is strange that she did not get a one on one photo with Charles like George and Louis did. So in some ways the male children are given more attention. Louis may be pampered by his mother the way the Queen pampers Andrew.

      • Nic919 says:

        Charlotte will be the media target when she gets older. The media were rough with the York girls and they will be worse with Charlotte because she really will be the spare compared to George. They are already setting up the Charlotte as wild child, George the quiet child comparison.

        Of course if they weren’t beholden to the tabloids and joined the Sussexes in trying to nip the attacks now they could prevent a lot of this. But they won’t.

  10. emmy says:

    Cooking is a “hearwearming” aspect of royal life??? Rising through the ranks? This is what I said on the Meghan post re her blog. The wording around anything royal is so insane.

  11. Digital Unicorn says:

    This is very oddly and in some ways nastily worded, its basically saying that the Cambridges have a favourite who gets most of their time, while Louis is banished in the nursery until he’s ‘acceptable’ to leave and interact with the rest of the family. There is NO mention of Charlotte in all of this too.

    I am no fan of Cain and Unable but I struggle to see any truth in this.

    • Melissa says:

      its US Magazine — I’m sure the “source” is Sally in the next cubicle over.

    • Tessa says:

      I notice George cooks with Kate, why not Charlotte too?

      • mer says:

        Maybe Charlotte isn’t interested in baking, or Kate has another activity she only does with Charlotte. That’s what my parents did. My brother and I are two years apart, and my parents ensured we each got one-on-one time with them.

      • Tessa says:

        The thing is she does not mention Charlotte doing anything with her. I don’t see why Charlotte should not join in baking also.

      • Melissa says:

        “She” doesn’t mention anything. There are no quotes from Kate. I am sure they do activities of which Sally has no knowledge.

  12. Tessa says:

    Don’t Courtiers “arrange schedules” why would Kate or William do this.

    • Amy Too says:

      That’s what I want to know. I highly doubt the queen is asking will and Kate to arrange the entire royal family’s schedules. Why is that even in there? It seems like it’s just a way to make them seem sound really important and in charge, and to emphasize that they are THE most important members, even more important than the queen and Charles. But it’s such an unbelievable and vague comment. What does it even mean?

  13. Thirtynine says:

    The Cambridge kids are one area where I hope the Middleton influence is felt, and that it may go better for Charlotte and Louis than is usual for spares in the RF. Whatever else they may do, the Middletons work as one. Pippa and James were not left behind – Kate’s success meant the success of them all. It may be that Middleton influence might encourage George to keep his siblings close and rewarded as his most trusted confidantes, as Kate seems to with her family. If Carol has her way, all will rise, I think, not just George.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The Middleton influence of social climbing, marrying for money and position, living off a shady uncle’s money, and raising adult adolescents who cannot function in the real world?

      • Tessa says:

        I don’t think they will go the Middleton route. Already, George has been treated as “more special” than his siblings, with the dynastic photographs and all that. Carole may try to matchmake especially for her granddaughter CHarlotte, a grand marriage to a Crown Prince or a Duke or someone titled and with money.

      • Lady D says:

        Because Charlotte marrying a commoner like her own father did is unacceptable in Carole’s mind? I would totally believe it from her. I wonder if Carole would stop to think how that would make her first born feel?

    • Sofia says:

      “Pippa and James were not left behind”. James has multiple failed business and has done several eyebrow raising antics.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      They DO work as one as adults, but I wonder about their upbringing, especially regarding the Middleton women. There’s been talk that Pippa was the ‘star’ of the family at one point and Kate resented the dynamic. Who knows if that’s true though? What IS known is that they were both competitive with each other growing up. Perhaps that trait is something Carole encouraged in them.

      • Thirtynine says:

        Yes, Beach Dreams. The family dynamic is fascinating, watching from the outside, but we can’t really know. And Tessa, yes, I agree that it is inevitable that George will take on the role of being front and centre for dynastic reasons, I just have a feeling the “Family comes first” mantra may prevent Louis and Charlotte from being regarded as expendable media fodder to be sacrificed to the ‘star’ so that only he may shine by their own family. And I have no doubt appropriate alliances have certainly been scanned. We’ll see.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Pippa married for money and James has one failed business after another. I don’t see how the Middleton kids were groomed to be successful other than social climbing.

    • BlueJay says:

      But the Middletons are actually a mess. Pippa finally married rich. Kate married William. James didn’t graduate college, ran a string of failed businesses, is now working in a made-up job that revolves around Pippa’s husband’s money and family land and ownerships (which could be sold whenever they wanted, or passed to whomever his father in law’s father wants to pass them on to, they’re not entailed). He seems to spend almost no time with any of his friends from his glory days and his best friend is James Matthews’ brother Spencer, a former reality television star. 3 children with hundreds of thousands of dollars in education; each somehow gained admission to one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. Two never made it, one graduated and planned parties part-time for a few years. I do not know what success would look like for Charlotte and Louis when they already have the titles. Maybe someone else’s money.

  14. mer says:

    Far be it from me to say anything positive about Will and Kate, but Louis just turned two. How would a one-year-old help bake? I don’t have kids, but I just did a quick google search, and it seems like two is the earliest they should start baking.

    I get that everyone loathes Will and Kate here, for valid reasons, but it’s really gross reading that William and Kate don’t love their kids, or William never wanted Louis. If there is one thing positive I can say about them, is that they seem like decent parents. All three of their kids seem incredibly comfortable with them, and that wouldn’t happen if those kids only spent time with their nanny.

    • notasugarhere says:

      In your opinion. We’ve seen plenty of public outings where George reaches for Nanny Maria instead of either parent, and where Kate cannot handle Charlotte without handing her over to Nanny Maria.

      • Linda says:

        Sometimes my Son reaches out to his nanny rather than me or his dad. This does not mean we are hands off parents or we do not love him. Children can be very unpredictable and you cannot use these instances to make judgement calls.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Eh, William no doubt loves Louis, but no one’s just assuming he initially didn’t want him; he publicly said numerous times that he only wanted two kids and he wasn’t the most enthusiastic whenever he talked about Kate’s third pregnancy.

      • Melissa says:

        I ‘initially’ didn’t want any kids. I ended up with two. People change, dynamics change etc. we have no idea how their family planning evolved.

        The irony that we go on about how poor Lou is going to be treated by the press and family, yet have no issue whatsoever with pointing out (the opinion) that he was never wanted.

      • yinyang says:

        The man stupidly preached to blacks about population control while expecting his child number three, paid by the people. Considering Africans and indians have a long history of forced sterilization it was insensitive to say the least.

  15. Florence says:

    Gotta learn that he’s a PR tool for his awful parents at some stage *shrug*

  16. ABritGuest says:

    The Cambridge children are adorable. Those chubby cheeks on boss baby Louis! Seeing as some think they resemble the Middletons, I wonder what Pippa’s son looks like

  17. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    What a cute kid. . . . . . so has Andrew been arrested yet? Are pictures of kids supposed to make us forget?

  18. yinyang says:

    Yes we know, Kate is a regular Pinterest mom, whatever. Willaim get a job.

  19. Mtec says:

    So, baking is an “aspect of royal life” now? I guess that’s one more thing they can add to the Court Circular.

  20. NeoCleo says:

    Serious nausea from the sappy writing. Fawning, fawning and more fawning.

    “The wonderful thing about Kate and William is that they remain focused and calm even during their most challenging times,” the source tells Us.”

    SERIOUSLY?? I’ve heard a lot about William’s temperament, and focused and calm were never adjectives I’ve heard applied to him. As far as Kate is concerned, I’ve heard she can be a real nasty cat but when it comes to her children she seems to be a top-drawer momma.

  21. Bavarian says:

    I am a mother of three and yes i do it the same way. I always used to Keep the peace at home with some “privileges” the older ones get and it was always a rite of passage when one kid gets to the next ” big Thing”…like writing the Shopping list, cooking with me first…then cooking alone dinner for the Family and so on.

  22. MsIam says:

    I’m just LOLing at the line at the bottom line on the cover, “Harry and Meghan struggles to settle in LA”. You know it wouldn’t be US mag without a swipe at the Sussexes. As for Louis, he’s a cute kid but good luck to him being raised in that snake pit. We may be reading about some other kids escaping the Windsors in another twenty years.