William and Kate's kids step in as school shuts for summer
A version of this story appeared in the August 5 edition of CNN's Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain's royal family.
London (CNN) Succession planning isn't something most of us have to give much thought to, but for the royal family it's almost part of the daily routine.
Diaries are constructed and public appearances are arranged depending on where that person is in the line of succession .
That's why Prince William can afford to be more relaxed in public than his father.
It's not always easy with small children, as we saw at the start of the summer during the Queen's jubilee celebrations.
Prince Charles keeps Prince Louis entertained during the Platinum Pageant in London on June 5.
Prince William, in particular, is scarred by memories of media intrusion from his own childhood, when his mother, Diana, was the most sought-after personality on the planet.
The decision to bring the children along to a few appearances during their school summer vacation will help ease their transition into public-facing positions.
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