Prince George knows he’s ‘very different’ from his siblings

Prince George. (PHOTO: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
Prince George. (PHOTO: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
Samir Hussein

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.

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.”

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