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Prince William and Duchess Kate Have a No iPad Policy for Their Kids (Exclusive)

Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince William
Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince William look on from the balcony during the annual Trooping The Colour parade at the Mall on June 17, 2017 in London, England. Karwai Tang/

iPads are a royal no-no in the Kensington Palace playroom. A palace source tells Us Weekly that Prince William and Duchess Kate have very strict rules when it comes to their children and screen time. 

“Neither like the idea of putting an iPad on in front of the kids,” says the source. That means Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, are expected to actually play with dolls and blocks!

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“As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment, they’re firm believers in toys, outdoor play and encouraging an active imagination,” explains the source. On the weekends it means George and Charlotte take day trips to the petting zoo or an adventure playground. They also log plenty of time with their maternal grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton

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“Kate’s parents often visit them or stay for the full weekend,” says the source. “William enjoys a close relationship with both.”

Indeed, Prince William and Duchess Kate are keen to give their little ones a normal upbringing outside of the palace’s gilded walls. “George loves anything on wheels and gets to spend hours riding bikes, a Middleton family insider previously told Us. Charlotte, meanwhile, plays Disney princesses while happily unaware that she has the title herself.

George and Charlotte will have a new playmate soon. Duchess Kate is expecting baby No. 3 in April 2018.

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