Report: Kate Middleton and Prince William haven't told Prince George he'll be King of England

It's no surprise that Duchess Kate and Prince William have strived to raise their children as normal as possible. Similar to how Princess Diana treated Wills and Harry to fast food and forced them to wait in line at Disney alongside all the other park goers, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want their children to have as normal of a childhood as possible both inside and outside of the palace.

This means that for the family of five, hand-me-downs are favored instead of designer duds, while Prince William and Duchess Kate often take turns with carpool duty. Their decision to send George to Thomas's Battersea in London was an unconventional choice for the couple, who forwent the traditional "Eton-style feeder" many royals have attended over the years. 

Duchess Kate has reportedly been "adamant" about raising George, Charlotte and Louis her own way by "keeping stuffy ­royal protocol far from their apartment at Kensington Palace." And for the family, that includes keeping one big secret from their eldest child, now 5. 

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, UNITED STATES: Prince William of Wales (front row, R) grimaces after he and friends of the royal family finished their ride 26 August 1993 on Splash Mountain at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida. Left front is Harry Soames, a companion on the three-day vacation. Other passengers are unidentified. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Lady Diana, Princess of Wales (2nd R), and family friends Catherine Soames (L) and Kate Menzies (C) leave the Jim Henson Muppets Pavilion 25 August 1993 during a visit to MGM Studios at Walt Disney World. Prince William is far right, and security personnel in the background are unidentified. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Princess Diana (back row, R), along with her friends Kate Menzies (back row C) and Catherine Soames (back row, L), rides 26 August 1993 the Splash Mountain ride at Disney World's Magic Kingdom during the third day of their vacation. Front row left is Prince Harry, son of Princess Diana. Other passengers are unidentified. (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
PA NEWS PHOTO 26/8/93 PRINCE WILLIAM (FRONT RIGHT) ENJOYS A RIDE DOWN SPLASH MOUNTAIN IN DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES' PARTY WHO ARE HOLIDAYING IN DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA.
Diana , the Princess of Wales, right, is shown during a performance at the Indiana Jones Adventure at MGM Studios at Walt Disney World August 25. At left is Harry Soames, a friend
Diana , the Princess of Wales, reclines at a production of Beauty and the Beast in MGM Studios at Walt Disney World August 25
Diana, the Princess of Wales, is shown entering a production of Beauty and the Beast in MGM Studios at Walt Disney World with her son Prince William August 25
Diana, the Princess of Wales, (back right), is shown descending the log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, August 26, 1993. The princess and her two sons are visiting the tourist attraction for three days. REUTERS/Joe Skipper AS
Diana, the Princess of Wales, (back right), is shown descending the log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, August 26, 1993. Prince Harry is shown front left. The Princess and her two sons are visiting the tourist attraction for three days. REUTERS/Delinda Karnehm AS
Princess Diana and her son William visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, August 26, 1993. The Princess was on holiday with both her sons and some female friends. str/REUTERS ac
Diana, the Princess of Wales, back right, is shown after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World, August 26, 1993. Prince Harry is shown in lower left. The Princess and her two sons are visiting the tourist attraction for three days. REUTERS/Marc Pesetsky AS
Diana , the Princess of Wales, back right, is shown after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown in lower left
Diana (R), the Princess of Wales reacts after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. At left is family friend Kate Menzies
Diana , the Princess of Wales, is shown moments before descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26
Diana , the Princess of Wales, ducking in back right, is shown descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown wearing striped shirt in lower left
Diana , the Princess of Wales, ducking in back right, is shown descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26
Diana , the Princess of Wales, back right, is shown after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown in lower left
Diana , the Princess of Wales, back right, is shown after descending a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. Prince Harry is shown in lower left
Prince William of Great Britain, lower right, descends a log flume water ride, Splash Mountain, at Walt Disney World August 26. At left is an unidentified family friend, others are security agents
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According to reports, George, who is third-in-line to the throne behind Prince Charles and Prince William, does not know that he is heir to the throne. And they plan to keep him in the dark for at least for a while to ensure that the youngster grows up without the stresses Prince William reportedly endured during his own childhood. 

As reported by Marie Claire, Prince William has been known as the "reluctant king" due to the immense pressures he felt during his childhood and knowing about his future . There's a "time and a place" for Prince George to learn about his future, says Prince William.  

Explained royal biographer Catherine Mayer to E! News in 2015: "With George they are trying to delay that moment of realisation and give him normality before they thrust this on him." 

“But it will be, nevertheless, part of his upbringing both in terms of what he sees his parents and grandparents doing and probably quite soon a beginning of an understanding that he is in public life and what that means," she said.

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Prince William over the years
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Prince William over the years
February 1983
Diana, Princess of Wales, holding an infant Prince William.
February 1983
He was a very expressive baby! Check out those two little chompers in the front.
December 1983
Always keep your ABC's close on hand, we say.
June 1984
William was too cute for words in these bright blue overalls.
May 1985

Just a kid, hangin' at Kensington Palace...

July 1986
William with his pony named "Smokey" at home, wearing a sweet Mickey Mouse sweatshirt.
January 1987
Ready for school, mom! William heads off to Wetherby School in London, dressed in his head-to-toe uniform.
June 1987
William's shorts match the bright red strawberries he carries, looking delighted at a polo match.
December 1988
Elegance starts at a very young age: William attends a Christmas service in a tie and peacoat.
July 1989
William looks on during Carter International Polo Day, starting to look grown up!
October 1991
William wears a Canadian tuxedo, denim from head to toe while visiting Toronto.
August 1995
William smiles at the camera, watching the Parade of Veterans in London.
June 1996
The Prince wearing his Eton school uniform at a tea party for the students.
August 1997
Prince William relaxing on the banks of the River Dee, dressed in casual jeans, boat shoes and a plaid shirt.
July 1999
William steps out of a Ford Focus wearing jeans and a sweater.
September 2000
William relaxes at Highgrove with his father, Prince Charles.
December 2000
Wills rocks a pair of wellies while repairing walkways in Southern Chile.
September 2001
William arrives for his first day at St. Andrews University in Scotland.
May 2003
William puts models to shame with this photoshoot of him on the beach -- playing rugby in his favorite casual look: a button up, sweater, and jeans.
June 2003
A big sports buff, Polo is one of William's favorite games.
June 2003
Prince William is photographed in St. James Palace, a portrait released for his 21st birthday.
May 2004
William visits a farm nearby his home in Gloucestershire, the Duchy Home Farm, wearing a tweed cap and waxed jacket.
July 2005
William attends a wreath laying ceremony in New Zealand, looking very sharp for the occasion.
June 2006
William is looking quite dapper for the Queen's 80th birthday celebration.
May 2007
William attends the Combined Calvary Parade in Hyde Park, London, wearing a grey suit and bowler hat.
June 2009
Prince William decked out in his uniform during his military helicopter training course at RAF Shawbury.
January 2010
William took an unofficial visit to Australia, watching soldiers fire their weapons in a blue button up and dark slacks.
October 2010
A duo that always looks great (especially at weddings!), then-girlfriend Kate Middleton attends a friend's ceremony alongside William.
November 2010
After dating for 8 years, William and Kate announced their engagement, both dressed sharply in dark blues.
April 2011
It was a wedding for the ages, and photos of this day -- and what they were wearing -- are timeless images of a royal love story.
July 2011
Quite the change! The pair wear cowboy boots and hats for a visit to the Calgary Stampede in Canada.
July 2011
The Duke and Duchess attended the BAFTA Awards, dressed to the nines.
July 2012
Dressed much more casually (but still perfectly put together) the duo visited Bacon's College with Prince Harry.
December 2012
Baby news! Kate's morning sickness at the beginning of pregnancy forced the couple to reveal to the world quite early that they were expecting.  The pair glowed in matching blues as she headed home from the hospital.
June 2013
Ahh, Princely duties. Just weeks before his first baby arrives, Wills attends the Order of the Garter Service, complete with traditional garb and large feathers.
May 2016

Prince William looks dashing at The Audi Polo Challenge.

(Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

June 2016

William and his family attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony with the rest of the royal family.

(Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

June 2016

Prince William gets all dolled up for the annual Order of The Garter Service at St George's Chapel.

(Photo by Peter Nicholls/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

June 2016

Hats, please! Duchess Kate and Prince William attend day 2 of Royal Ascot.

(Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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