Prince George, who is just nine years old, understands precisely who he is and had a spectacularly cheeky retort for a student who offended him, according to a royal expert.
According to royal author Katie Nicholl, the eldest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, 40, informed his school friend that his dad was King and that he’d ‘better look out.’
Nicholl said in her book The New Royals that George and his siblings, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, were reared with a respect for the monarchy and a “feeling of responsibility.”
She also stated that, while George has been taught that he will one day be Monarch, the Prince and Princess of Wales are attempting to avoid burdening him with too many obligations too soon.
They are bringing up their children, notably Prince George, with a consciousness of who he is and the position he will inherit, Nicholl wrote.
George realizes he would one day be king and sparred with classmates at school as a tiny child, outdoing his contemporaries with the classic line: “My dad will be king so you better watch out.”
Katie also stated in her book that Kate Middleton appreciates the parenting styles of Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, who have 2 kids, Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14.
Considering their parents’ status as working royals, the kids, the youngest grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, grew up without HRH titles and away from the spotlight.
Nicholl asserted Kate, 40, loved how Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex were able to raise their kids in peace while being at the center of the Royal Family.
Last year, a new chapter in royal biographer Robert Lacey’s revised book Battle of Brothers revealed how William and Kate hoped to bring up the matter of George’s future position at a “controlled time of their choosing.”
He said that the pair informed Prince George of his future duty as King of England “around his seventh birthday.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have earlier avoided addressing their oldest son’s life of future royal service and responsibility in order to provide him with a regular family upbringing.
William has not stated how or when he told his son the shocking news.
Perhaps George will give us the story one day. However, it is believed that his parents went into greater detail about the tiny prince’s future royal service and responsibility around the boy’s seventh birthday in the summer of 2020, he wrote.
William’s goal as a parent, the prince said, was to provide his kid with a typical family upbringing, allowing the monarchy to remain relevant and keep up with current times.
He went on to say that the couple’s choice to sit their firstborn down and communicate honestly at their leisure represented William’s displeasure at the chaotic manner in which the whole matter of his royal destiny had flown about his head from the outset.
If the chat took place around Prince George’s seventh birthday, that implies he had no idea he was a future king when he stood in the December 2019 ‘Four Monarchs’ portrait alongside the Queen, 95, his dad William, and grandpa Prince Charles, 72.