Many international publications have disseminated reports that the Royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William do not have full right of guardianship over their own children.
Recall that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are parents of three children – 5-year-old Prince George, 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, and still very little four-month-old Prince Louis. However, under very peculiar law enacted even by king George I in the 1700’s, William and Kate are not full-fledged guardians of their own children – rightfully possesses only the kids great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The guardian chooses the governess decides on the issues of education and even addresses issues on the marriages and divorces of their wards.
In other words, for example, to take children with you on a trip or official visit, the Duke and Duchess should ask permission from the Queen. The law also acted in William and his brother Harry when they were kids. Once Elizabeth didn’t gave permission for something that the young princes visited his mother Princess Diana in Australia. Though legally, the law is pretty hard, Western publications are confident that William and Kate still alone “manage” their children, and the decree is now revered rather like an ancient tradition.