Kate Middleton’s parenting of Prince Louis at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations has been given a stamp of approval from Supernanny star, Jo Frost.
Kate Middleton has been praised by Supernanny’s Jo Frost for her no-nonsense parenting approach, after scenes of the royal mum telling Prince Louis off took the Internet by storm over the weekend.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest child became his great-grandmother’s unexpected supporting act at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with his adorable antics throughout the bank holiday weekend delighting royal fans in the UK and beyond.
From Prince Louis’s sweet moment with the Queen on the balcony to his cheeky faces at the Trooping the Color, there’s been no shortage of entertainment from the lively four-year-old over the past few days. He was even photographed shushing Kate Middleton at the Platinum Pageant on Sunday after the glamorous mother-of-three attempted to discipline him in the royal box – a role reversal that has caused quite the controversy online.
His unpredictable behavior at the historic event has made it on just about every list of Platinum Jubilee best moments, with many regarding it as the must-see highlight of the patriotic weekend.
Kate Middleton’s parenting of Louis has also been scrutinized, with many royal fans commending the 40-year-old for her gentle but authoritative approach to keeping her kids in check. One prominent voice to weigh in on the issue has been Jo Frost, TV personality and star of the ABC reality series, Supernanny.
“Love how mum is addressing in public Prince Louis needing to listen up and do as he’s told,” she wrote in response to a clip of Louis wagging his finger at Kate after it was shared on the Hello! Instagram page.
The British childcare expert didn’t come down too hard on the Cambridge couple’s third child, however, reminding readers of the unique challenges royal kids face over their commoner counterparts.
“I think Prince Louis did remarkably well considering so young, so many people, it was amazing and no playtime in between for this little chap,” she wrote. “Unlike other children, the royals are expected by the world to behave a certain way but at the end of the day, they are children, royalty or not.”
Jo also explained that the “whole fanfare” of the Jubilee was likely “a little too much” for a child of Louis’ age.
“It was a long day, little moments like this are going to happen, especially if you are strong-willed, sensitive and actually I would go as far as to say a highly sensitive child in my professional opinion,” she said.
The Supernanny star went on to hail the “great example” set by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s parenting, adding, “Catherine has never been afraid to tell the kids to stop in public, I love that about her.” Jo also gave credit to Mike Tindall, who ‘warned’ Prince Louis to behave at the Platinum Jubilee with a light-hearted gesture.
“Everybody needs an uncle Mike!” she said. “He gets the memo, the real deal.”