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Kate Middleton's surprising parenting hack when travelling proves she's just like us

The Duchess knows how to keep her children calm on flights

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Georgia Brown
Georgia BrownLifestyle Writer
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The Duchess of Cambridge has proved on several occasions that her parenting techniques for her and Prince William's three young children are just like any other parent.

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From her calm and collected response to Prince Louis' cheeky antics at the Jubilee, to keeping Princess Charlotte entertained at the Commonwealth Games this summer, the mother-of-three has even been praised for her "impressive" parenting style by Jo Frost, AKA Supernanny.

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In a video shared to TikTok on Sunday evening, The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted disembarking a commercial flight on Sunday with two of her children, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

It is believed that Prince William travelled separately from his wife with their eldest child Prince George, nine.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge often travel with their children

"On a flight to Scotland, Kate Middleton, both kids, nanny and security 2 rows in front of me," wrote the TikTok user. "Could get a private jet or helicopter but keeping it simple, flying economy."

Revealing the way the Duchess kept her kids entertained during the short flight,  the user added: "She even got up half way through the flight to get her daughter's iPad."

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"And yes she was stunning, even gave me a smile while looking back at row behind her to talk to her son," they said.

Any parent can relate to the pre-flight anxiety associated with flying with children. Flights can often result in children having to sit still for long periods of time in an environment they're not comfortable with, which can lead to tears and tantrums.



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Duchess Kate reached for Princess Charlotte's iPad to keep her seven-year-old entertained on the flight, a method many parents use when comforting their children by enabling them to watch films or play games.

During a chat with a technology executive at an event back in 2014 at New York’s Empire State Building, Prince William revealed that his son Prince George also enjoys playing on the Apple device.

Keen to keep the iPad as a treat, Prince William revealed that Prince George "in particular" loves computer games. But he said they try to "regulate screen time" at home.

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