Like any mom, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, looks to her own 'wonderful' childhood as inspiration for the normal upbringing she's planning for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. But the 33-year-old royal also has some exciting new activities lined up for her little ones, including signing them up for Scouts and Rainbows when they're old enough.
Kate made the revelation during her official day of engagements with Prince William in North Wales on Friday. The royal couple greeted members of the public, including members of 10th Bangor Scouts group, in Caernarfon town centre.
The duchess told local guides Cadi Evans, 12, and Molly Swann, 17, that she had "really enjoyed" her time helping out at a scout group on Anglesey when she and William lived on the island.
"She said that she needs to put Charlotte's name down for Rainbows," said Caernarfon's county commissioner for Girl Guides, Jill Wilkinson.
"She really enjoyed helping with the scout group and said she will get George for scouting."
Despite her enthusiasm for the organization, the duchess made a scouting faux pas when greeting 12-year-old Guto Jones. While asking the youngster what his favourite thing about the scouts was, Kate used her right hand to greet him.
Scout leader Stephen Porter, from 1st Caernarfon group, said, "She shook their hands with her right and then remembered and shook mine with her left."
Kate has been one of the scouts' flexible volunteers since January 2013, and previously visited a newly formed scout group for an evening of activities including baking and learning sign language together in December 2014.
The mother of two, who recently said she was lucky to have had a "wonderful and secure childhood," is intent on ensuring the same for her own children. As well as raising George and Charlotte away from the media glare at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, the hands-on mom enjoys regular days out with her two-year-old son, including a recent visit to London's Natural History Museum.