Royals, they’re just like us! Just because Kate Middleton and Prince William are two of the most recognizable figures in the world, doesn’t mean that they want their children’s lives to be clouded by pomp and circumstance. So much so, that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are determined to raise Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 13 months, as normally as possible.

William’s late mother, Princess Diana, “made it her mission to give her kids everyday experiences,” a source tells Life & Style magazine exclusively, “and William and Kate are huge believers in carrying on that tradition.”

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Prince Louis
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So, what does the average day look like for Kate and William’s little ones? “Kate loves taking the kids outside to play,” says the source. “She’s also starting to involve George and Charlotte in some of her projects, like building a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. They had so much fun that they’re now doing their own gardening.”

As for the weekend? Well, the whole gang — including baby Louis — sits down for breakfast and watches cartoons. Kate, who’s been known to do her own grocery shopping and jam-making, also makes sure the kids know their way around the kitchen. “They bake and decorate cakes together,” says the source. “By the end of it, they’re all covered in flour and icing, but they love it!”

Princess Charlotte
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As delightful as all of that sounds, Kate, 37, and William, 36, are also dead set on making sure their brood isn’t spoiled. “They’ve started putting their toys away after playtime,” says the source. “William and Kate don’t want them growing up thinking everything will be done for them.”

Of course, having three young children is hardly a walk in the park. However, Kate and William are taking it all in stride. “Family is everything to them, and they couldn’t be happier,” notes the source.

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