Duchess Kate is getting her children “practical gifts”

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There’s a very good chance Prince George and Princess Charlotte won’t get everything on their Christmas lists this year because their parents are worried they have “too much screen time,” apparently.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “thinking more carefully” about the gifts they buy for their children this year and will be steering clear of anything “extravagant,” according to royal expert Katie Nicholl (via the Daily Mail).

According to Nicholl, the royal children — especially 7-year-old George and 6-year-old Charlotte — are big fans of technology, gadgets and the internet. But their parents are strict about screen time. In fact, according to the Daily Mail, Kate has been said to be “very strict on screen time” and reportedly “won’t allow Prince George, Princess Charlotte, or Prince Louis their own devices.”

“George enjoys his iPad at school, both he and Charlotte are quite tech-savvy, and, like most children, there probably are technical gadgets and such like on their wish list,” Nicholl explained. “If it is something that happens to be a computer game or something like that, then they are cautious of screen time, so it could be a more practical gift.”

So what kinds of gifts are they likely to find under the tree? According to Nicholl, they should expect things that can be “used outdoors” or that will “last forever.”

“Kate is usually very strict on screen time and keeps it to a minimum,” Nicholl said. “[The Cambridge family has] got climbing frames, swings and a pond, and each of the children are in charge of their own little patch of the kitchen garden.

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