There’s no denying his destiny and while he may just be seven years old Prince George is slowly realising he’s not just like everybody else.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl says the third in line to the throne knows he’s “very different” from his siblings, Princess Charlotte (5) and Prince Louis (2), because he’s often “singled out” to spend time with his great-grandmother, the queen, and his grandfather and first in line to the throne, Prince Charles.
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Four generations of the Royal Family ?? together at Christmas. New photos of The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George have been released as part of the launch of the @RoyalBritishLegion’s ‘Together at Christmas’ initiative. The initiative is designed to provide extra support to the Armed Forces and veteran communities at annual festive ‘get togethers’ across the charity’s network of outreach centres. The four generations of the Royal Family are pictured here preparing special Christmas puddings — with the four representing a cross-section of those supported by the Legion, from the children of service personnel, to Second World War veterans. The puddings will become the centrepieces of 2020’s get togethers, and form part of 99 puddings distributed across the charity’s network in the UK and the Commonwealth - also marking The Royal British Legion’s 99th year. Photos ?? by @chrisjacksongetty
Kate and William do their best to treat all three of their children
equally, Katie says, but George knows there’s something that sets him apart
from the pack.
Speaking to OK! she adds the idea of him being king is “being introduced to him gradually”.
“The true enormity of what his life will one day be isn’t something he’s fully aware of yet.
“I think George understands, like William did from a very early age, that he’s different from his younger brother and sister and will have a different future.
“After all, he gets taken away to do photo-shoots with Her Majesty, so he must notice he’s been singled out.”
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???? The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George make Christmas puddings at Buckingham Palace as part of the Royal British Legion's 'Together at Christmas' initiative. The initiative is designed to provide extra support to the Armed Forces and veteran communities at annual festive get togethers across the charity’s network of outreach centres. Visit @RoyalBritishLegion to find out more. Please note - this video has no sound ??
William too has
stepped up in teaching his son about his future responsibilities.
“William talks to George about what being a royal means. He does so in a very simple manner because he doesn’t want his son to feel overwhelmed at such a young age,” a source told US Weekly.
“He explains things as if he’s reading from a children’s book, so it’s fun for George. But he does know there’s something special about him.”
Talking to the BBC in April 2016, William said he would wait “until the time is right” to explain to George he will be king. “I love my children in the same way any father does, we are very normal in that sense. There’ll be a time and place to tell George how he fits in. But right now it’s just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him and showing as much love as I can as a father.”
UK body language expert Judi James says George’s
future role is already starting to become evident in his body language.
Commenting on the recent birthday portraits
of him, she said, “Both poses do look natural and fun but the
one of him standing upright with his arms down at his sides, hints
at his future role as King, and acknowledges the fact that even now he is
beginning to be gently eased into a life of duty.”
Sources: express.co.uk, dailymail.co.za, Instagram