Prince William and Kate Middleton Teach Their Kids ‘How to Lose Well’

Prince William Explains Why He and Princess Kate Try to Teach Their Kids ‘How to Lose’

Prince George, Princess Kate, Prince Louis, Prince William and Princess Charlotte.
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Prince William and Princess Kate are proud sports activities lovers and are passing that like to their three youngsters.

“The workforce surroundings of sport performed a giant half in my life and my upbringing,” the Prince of Wales, 41, stated through the Saturday, September 9, episode of Mike Tindall’s “The Good, The Unhealthy & The Rugby” podcast. “I gelled and liked being in that quadrant of concern, noise, competitiveness along with your mates and your workforce round you.”

William added: “I liked the highs and the lows, looking for one another if somebody obtained injured or if somebody was feeling a bit neglected, you’d go and ensure they’re included.”

That sort of friendship made him desirous to introduce sports activities to his and Kate’s three youngsters: Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5.


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“It’s that camaraderie, that relationship-building [and] studying to lose, which I believe we’ve obtained to pay attention extra on these days. I believe folks don’t know how one can lose nicely,” William, who beforehand performed rugby at school, added. “Speaking about our kids specifically, I wish to ensure they perceive that. It’s actually essential from a younger age to know how one can lose and why we lose after which to develop from it by that course of.”

The Duke of Cornwall additional famous that the couple, who wed in 2011, additionally educate their youngsters “how one can win nicely” with out boasting or seeming boastful throughout victory celebrations.

Prince William Explains Why He and Princess Kate Try to Teach Their Kids ‘How to Lose’

Mike Tindall, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the recording of a particular episode of ‘The Good, The Unhealthy and The Rugby’ podcast, within the Inexperienced Drawing Room at Windsor Fortress, on September 6, 2023.
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Kate, 41, additionally grew up enjoying sports activities and marveled on Saturday about watching George, Charlotte and Louis embrace athletics.

“What’s actually attention-grabbing is that all of them have very completely different temperaments,” the Princess of Wales defined. “As they’re rising and making an attempt out completely different sports activities, and it’s going to be to see how that grows and develops [over time].”

Will and Kate — who had been interviewed by Mike, who’s cousin Zara Tindall’s husband, and cohosts James Haskell and Alex Payne — had been additionally joined by Princess Anne. The Princess Royal, 73, identified that the Wales youngsters do have “just a bit bit” of a aggressive streak.

Based on Kate, the children didn’t get that from her. “I’m actually not that aggressive. I don’t know the place this has come from,” she asserted, referring to claims that Mike, 44, beforehand made on the podcast. “I do suppose [Will and I] haven’t been in a position to end a recreation of tennis. It turns into a psychological problem between the 2 of us.”

Kate, nonetheless, did clarify that “dad and mom’ races” at George, Charlotte and Louis’ college do get heated. “We now have [done it] and we had been instructed, categorically, that there was no dad and mom’ race however then they referred to as [one at] the final minute!” she recalled. “Possibly the aggressive facet of each of us [came out], like, ‘We now have to participate,’ so I did it [with] naked toes.”

William even got here in second place and proclaimed on Saturday that his spouse “did actually” nicely” sans footwear.

William, Kate and Anne — who’re the patrons of three rugby organizations within the U.Ok. — joined the podcast for a candid dialogue at Windsor Fortress concerning the sport. The dialog befell in honor of the Rugby World Cup, which began on Friday, September 8, in France.