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July 22nd, 2013
05:28 PM ET

William will want to give son normal life, as Diana tried to give him, former bodyguard says

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William on Monday welcomed their first child, a royal baby boy.

Given the media frenzy surrounding the newborn, it may be hard to imagine a normal life for the latest royal, but that is what a former bodyguard to Princess Diana predicts William will strive to give his son, something his mother tried to give him and his brother, Harry.

"Diana was instrumental in ensuring that, you know, their childhood was going to be different from what had had happened in the past," said Ken Wharfe, author of "Diana: Closely Guarded Secret."

Diana insisted that she take William and Harry to their first day of school. She also entesrtained them for tea when they got back and made sure that they could go to their friends' houses, and also invite their friends over after school, said Wharfe.

Diana also made sure William experienced life outside the castle turrets.

"Diana would take him down to Kensington High Street, nip into the high street stores, buy the burgers and chips, and go into the burger bars because that's what normal people did," said Wharfe. "And I think William will want to continue that."

Will and Catherine did take about four hours to announce that the baby had arrived. To have that private time with their baby is a touch of normalcy one would like to see for almost any couple.

Wharfe said the couple as well as Prince Harry are continuing Diana's unique style of royalty.

"They are really modernizers of the monarchy," said Wharfe.

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