When it comes to the royal family, Canadians love a royal baby
By Jennifer Stahl The story of a baby who’s now a baby and will be for many years to come is a classic royal family story, and one that’s shared in the family in all its variety.
In an age of social media, where young and old are able to see the birth of their children on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it’s easy to forget that when a family’s oldest son was born a few years ago, he wasn’t even in his early teens.
The story is told in the first chapter of the children’s book, The Prince’s Keeper.
The first time we see Prince William and Catherine, they are just two children in a small cottage in England.
They were born in a remote village called Fyke.
“It’s a very ordinary home,” Catherine says in the book, “except that they are both of royal blood.
They’re both very proud of it.”
As a child, the two boys were inseparable.
“I would play with them, I would sing to them, and they would sing back,” Catherine recalls in the story.
Catherine, then 16 years old, is the eldest child.
Her brother, Prince William, was four.
“The first time I saw them together was the very first time,” she recalls.
“That was really special.”
But just like in the real world, things are different for Catherine and her siblings in the fictional world of The Prince, Prince of Wales.
For the first time in their lives, Catherine and Prince William are not living together in a tiny cottage.
They live in the royal palace in Windsor, where they spend their days playing with their cousins.
“They’re the only ones who have their own rooms,” Catherine explains.
“Prince William is the only one who can sleep in the same room as me.”
And she doesn’t even have a bedroom with her own bed.
“My room is very big,” Catherine tells CBC News.
“There’s no sofa or anything, so I have to share my room with my brothers and sisters.”
But the family doesn’t have to live that way.
The Prince and Princess are invited to spend the summer holidays with their father, Prince Charles, in Windsor.
For Catherine and William, it was a privilege to spend summer holidays at home with Charles and his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.
They also have to leave the castle, where the family has lived for decades.
The couple was granted a new castle in the United Kingdom.
They moved in next to the Queen’s residence in Buckingham Palace.
And with the arrival of a new prince, Prince Harry, the royal household was no longer living in the palace.
Catherine and Harry moved into their new residence, The Ritz-Carlton Windsor in 2016.
“We’re all going to be happy and contented,” Catherine told CBC News about her new life.
“But it will be a little bit different for us because we’re no longer at the royal residence,” she said.
“Because we’re going to the castle in Windsor.”
A new life and new family is in the books for a new generation, but Catherine and the others in The Riz-Carlts family don’t live in their new home.
“You’re just so happy, but you can’t imagine being happy as a child,” Catherine said.
The book also shows how Prince Harry is living a new life as well, living a private life in the UK.
He has two children, Princess Charlotte and Prince Harry Jr. “At the end of the book there’s a line where he says, ‘Well, now I’m going to live in England, in a new house, with a new baby,'” Catherine said in the video.
“And so I thought, I’ve got to live it.”
Catherine and some of her other family members and friends were surprised when the royal couple arrived in England in late 2018 to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
“When we saw them, they were completely different,” Catherine remembers.
“In the book it was just like the world had changed for the better.
And that’s the best way to describe it.”
The book opens with a picture of the Prince in a castle in France.
But it quickly turns into a story about a royal family in the 21st century.
“He’s a royal, he’s a king,” Catherine and a few other family and friends say in the film.
“Everyone wants to be part of the royal royal family,” Catherine adds.
Catherine’s daughter, Charlotte, has been watching the film with her mother and grandmother.
“Her favourite film is The Princess Bride,” Charlotte said.
But for Catherine, her favourite film has to be The Princess and the Pea.
“So I was really surprised when they showed us The Princess & The Pea,” she told CBC.
Charlotte says she has never watched a film in her life like that.
“What I love is that they’re so brave and honest about everything,” Charlotte says of the film, which focuses on the family’s journey