Prince George's Lovely Manners

Prince George's Lovely Manners

Three-year-olds are usually better known for their tantrums rather than their manners, but it seems little Prince George has been working on etiquette and politeness.

A US magazine reported that George was recently overheard ordering a slice of cake in a garden centre cafe with his mother near his home, Anmer Hall.

The magazine reports that Kate said: "Ask the nice lady what you would like to have," and George said, "Excuse me nice lady, but can I have... " and pointed to his cake of choice.

I can't help thinking it's a slightly mad world when I'm writing about the manners of a Royal three-year-old in what should be a private family moment, not an opportunity to judge the skills of the future King's parents.

But it is a touching moment, no? And it does speak volumes about the how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are choosing to raise their family. A slice of cake in the local garden centre and plenty of emphasis on manners and being polite? Props to them.

It also begs the question, how hot are you on teaching your child to behave with good manners? Do you think the Royals are reflecting the feelings of most 'normal' parents in wanting to raise children who know how to be polite and ask for things nicely?

Or are we, as the tabloids and internet parenting forums would sometimes have us believe, losing the art of teaching our children to show respect and behave with good manners? Are please and thank you on their way out? God forbid.

And am I alone in wondering *what* slice of cake Prince George plumped for in the end?

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