As a general rule, royals aren’t particularly forthcoming with parenting advice (or anything even remotely related to their personal lives).

However, every now they’ll let something slip that provides an insight into how kids are raised behind the palace gates.

On Tuesday, this came in the form of a simple comment Kate Middleton made to a fan during her latest public engagement.

The Duchess of Cambridge hugs Janet Emery during her latest outing. (Getty)

Visiting Basildon Sporting Centre as part of the Royal Foundation’s Coach Core programme, the Duchess of Cambridge, 36, was warmly embraced by Janet Emery.

Returning the affectionate gesture, the royal mum of three said, “Hugs are very important. That’s what I tell my children.”

As a patron for various children’s services, Catherine occasionally shares glimpses into her life as a parent to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Hugs are big business in the Cambridge family. (Getty)

Most recently, she shared an open letter as part of Children’s Hospice Week in the UK, in which she reflected on the special moments…

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