Prince George kept away from cousin Savannah Phillips after stealing spotlight from Queen


PRINCE GEORGE was kept away from his cousin in order to stop the pair from stealing the spotlight from Queen Elizabeth II according to a royal commentator.

During Channel 5’s documentary, ‘Secrets of the Royal Palaces’ Simon Vigar and Ken Wharfe discussed Prince George and Savannah Phillips’s antics during the 2018 Trooping of the Colour ceremony. Savannah Phillips was seen putting her hand over the Prince’s mouth during the ceremony.

The royal commentator said: “Harry was a joker and still is.

“The younger children like Beatrice and others are the same.

“I think it is what children do.”

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Prince George was kept away from his cousin the following year according to a royal commentator (Image: GETTY)

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Prince George is third in line to the throne (Image: EXPRESS)

Mr Vigar added: “The following year George and Savannah were separated.

“And I think that is the parents probably having a quiet agreement beforehand that they did not want to take any focus away from the Queen.”

One royal fan said Savannah “stole the show” while another said it was “absolutely hilarious”.

Prince George is currently third in line to the throne. However, one critic of the royal family said he would understand if the young prince wanted nothing to do with the role of monarch.

Mr Smith said: “It could be 60 years before he gets on the throne and I would hope that the throne is gone by then.

“Regardless of when he might be on the throne, George is a young boy who has every right to live his life as he wants to live it.”

The Republic CEO added: “Every child should be treated the same and this is the fundamental point.

“When we look at George for example he has been told what his religion and career are going to be and the fact that he has to marry a woman and have children.”

However, Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal commentator, told Prince George cannot be treated as a normal child due to the security concerns the international interest in the young royal brings.

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Prince George is one of Europe’s future monarchs (Image: EXPRESS)

Mr Fitzwilliams said: “It makes absolutely no sense to claim that ‘all royal children should be treated exactly the same as any other child’.

“Republic does not like to acknowledge the enormous interest, nationally and internationally, in our Royal Family from the media around the world.

“It would be grossly irresponsible to ignore the security considerations involved too.”

He added: “The practical way of handling this is by an arrangement with the press that a child of a senior royal will have privacy from press intrusion and also the necessary security, as the interest in them is global.”


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