How to Day Trip Like a Duchess..? Dangerously.

Let’s face it, if you’ve got a baby or toddler, you’re as likely to experience tantrums in public as you are the reign/rain of the Queen and the British summer. But recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been out and about with both of their children: the horse trials, the balcony appearance, the air show … and, with a couple of small wobbles, George and Shouty have been pretty well behaved.

Delving a bit deeper, what struck me, like a blow from a low-framed soft play entrance, was that she doesn’t take any chances with boredom. No trips to Aldi (that we know of) or sitting still for the heir dressers for PG. No, the Cambridges like to day trip dangerously. And, if you don’t believe me, here’s the proof…

How to Day Trip Like a Duchess

How to Day Trip like the Duchess..? Dangerously.

NB – DON’T use dynamite with your children, even if you’re a Duchess. If sensible, you could let them hold a (sapphire & diamond?) sparkler.

It’s time for the Mumsnet Blog Award nominations! And, erm, if you like Right Royal Mother, I would love a nomination for Best Writer or Comedic Writer. Thank you thank you. Polly x

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  1. July 11, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Great post! I would expect at least one meltdown by myself, a kids fight and one lost child on any of the days out above! I don’t know how they do it;)

    mainy x

    • July 17, 2016 / 10:52 am

      Thanks – I know, the meltdowns are coming thick and fast here at the moment! x

  2. July 15, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    This is fab – another brilliant infograpic, personally I don’t know how they do it so meticulously. Today I went on a day trip to buy a present for my brother with my mum…5 minutes into the trip, the nail & screw on the buggy snapped off, toddler had a meltdown from being forced to get out of her comfy lounger and off home we went. Now that’s a day trip haha. xx #fabfridaypost

    • July 17, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Thanks Bridie. Oh wow, that sounds EPIC. I have definitely had that happen – usually when the buggy tyre blows when I’m two miles from home and have both of them and the dog. Amazing – I think we absolutely deserve crowns ourselves for those examples. #FabFridayPost

  3. July 16, 2016 / 9:15 am

    This is halalious! I love the graphic – very unique. Yesterday, we went out for dinner at a food court at a shopping mall. Both of my kids have the meltdown at the same time. People were totally watching me in a very sorrowful way. Hopefully, today will be a better day. Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

    • July 17, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Thank you – oh wow, I have been there! Hope you did have a better day after all that! #FabFridayPost

  4. July 16, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    great graphic – very clever. Pie is the king of an impromptu meltdown. I don’t know how the Cambridges attend all these events – my two would be screaming before we left the car… Thanks for sharing with #PuddingLove

    • July 17, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Ah, the impromptu meltdowns – had one yesterday that was particularly visual. I think they time the visits pretty impeccably and probably pack loads of Haribo. #PuddingLove

  5. July 16, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Where on earth did the name Shouty come from? I love it. I had no idea Charlotte was known for her yelling, but then I had no idea that they had been on any of these outings either. I have clearly not been keeping up with the Windsor/Wales/Cambridge clan as much as I should! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • July 17, 2016 / 10:46 am

      Oh dear, I’m afraid I came up with the nickname ‘Shouty’. I just think she probably DOES shout a lot. But maybe she doesn’t … 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG

  6. July 18, 2016 / 7:11 am

    You are right, they are always immaculate. Maybe they have a speech before all the events and are said that if they don’t behave, they will have to stay with Camilla and Charles for two days? I love your poster! #MarvMondays

  7. July 18, 2016 / 9:11 am

    I’ve never though of this before but you’re so right – they present themselves as nothing other than perfect – hmm maybe I need to approach my life Kate styley – my three would be happier for sure – incredible! Another great post #MarvMondays

  8. July 18, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Yaaaay I have missed your infographics. I love them. I am going to use this today, we are leaving the house for a day trip Duchess styleeee! Just as soon as I have got dressed, and I have managed to get the kids dressed. Whoops! #marvmondays

  9. July 19, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Oh, how I’d love a visit to the heir dressers, haha. It is amazing actually, I’d love to see an epic meltdown in public from Geroge! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  10. July 21, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    What a fun graphic. #MarvMondays

  11. July 21, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I love this infographic – that must have taken you so long to create! The children always look so well behaved in public, where did I see them the other day. Obviously not see them in person, but on the telly. They always look pristine. My 11 month old looks anything but pristine after a day at nursery, I’m not sure how to keep her face and hair clean – she has food in/on it constantly. I do secretly hope that they are naughty at home – they must be, right? Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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