PRINCE GEORGE is the eldest child of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. And in his position as third in line to the throne, Prince George receives some honours his siblings miss out on, according to a royal expert.
Prince George recently celebrated his seventh birthday with his parents Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. George is the eldest of the Cambridge children, and he has two siblings: Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2. And while the Cambridge’s champion making sure their children are all happy and treated equally, it can be argued in some ways Prince George is treated differently from his royal siblings.
Prince George has had plenty of time to play with his siblings Charlotte and Louis while the UK has been on lockdown.
The Cambridge’s have been staying at their Norfolk estate, Anmer Hall, and Kate has frequently spoken of how she has kept her children entertained during the crisis.
Although he is only seven years old, in a recent interview with OK! royal expert Katie Nicholl explained how Prince George probably has some awareness of how his life is different from his siblings.
Ms Nicholl also pointed out how George gets “singled out”, particularly for things like portraits with the Queen.
Royal heartbreak: Why Prince George receives honours over siblings Charlotte and Louis (Image: PA IMAGES)
Royal heartbreak: Prince George recently celebrated his seventh birthday (Image: GETTY)
She said: “I think George understands, like William did from a very early age, that he’s different from his younger brother and sister and that he’ll have a different future.
“After all, he gets taken away to do photoshoots with Her Majesty the Queen, so he must notice he’s been singled out.
“But I don’t think William and Kate have made a big thing of saying to George, ‘One day you will be King.’
“They want to protect him from that moment, so it’s an idea that’s being introduced to him gradually.
Royal heartbreak: Prince George is third in line to the throne (Image: GETTY)
“The true enormity of what his life will one day be isn’t something he’s fully aware of yet.”
In addition to being included in a photograph of heirs to the throne and the Queen, on other occasions Prince George has also been granted honours his siblings appear to have missed out on.
For Christmas 2019, Prince George was filmed making Christmas puddings with the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William, but his siblings did not take part.
Undoubtedly some of the special honours George receives are linked to his future role as King.
In the future George is likely to have a much bigger role than his siblings in the Royal Family, as he is expected to one day be head of the family.
But despite being an heir to the throne, Ms Nicholl stressed George’s parents are not “raising him to be spoilt”, and the Duke and Duchess do not give him “special treatment”.
A royal source told US Weekly last year how Kate and William had slowly started to tell George about his future royal role.
Royal heartbreak: Prince George has two siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (Image: GETTY)
The source said: “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.”
The source added: “He’ll explain things as if he’s reading from a children’s storybook.
“So it’s fun for George.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK