Prince George
Kate Middleton and Prince William are planning to host frequent play dates for Prince George's friendsCathal McNaughton/Reuters

Kate Middleton and Prince William are working towards giving Prince George a normal childhood. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly planning to host frequent play dates for their son.

"Kate and William will be getting involved in Prince George's nursery life," a source told Bella magazine, according to Belfast Telegraph. "They won't ever want him to feel isolated or different from the other children, so that means plenty of play dates with his classmates."

"Kate and William are very sociable and want to get involved in all aspects of his nursery life, which includes meeting his new friends. There would be security checks on parents coming into their home and personal 'family areas' of the estate would be out of bounds, but there are plenty of communal areas where George's friends can visit," the insider added.

The two-year-old prince attends Westacre Montessori School in Norfolk. The prestige nursery is located near King's Lynn, close to the Duke and Duchess's Anmer Hall residence at the Sandringham Estate.

"Montessori focuses on social development and independence as well as education," the source said. "Children are encouraged to choose whatever activity suits them, and then the teacher is there to be a guide. As George gets older there will be constraints in his life, so this is a great start where he will get independence and freedom.

"He needs to have as much freedom as possible for as long as possible. This method of education gives a child a strong sense of what they like and dislike, which should give him the confidence he'll need as our future monarch," the source was quoted as saying.