Prince George understands he will be King despite attempts to give him ‘normal’ childhood


Prince William and Kate Middleton have explained to Prince George he will be King one day, but are still trying to give him an “ordinary” childhood with “lots of love”, says royal experts.

Royal experts have given insight into how Prince William and Kate Middleton are trying to give their children an “ordinary” childhood despite also trying to prepare them for being royalty. Speaking to OK! Magazine, the experts also explained how Prince George is being prepared to one day be the monarch.

Duncan Larcombe, the former royal editor of The Sun, has said, Prince William and Kate Middleton are attempting to give their children a more normal childhood like the Princess of Wales had with her parents.

The royal expert claimed Prince George is being “raised in a very different way” compared to his father Prince Willaim.

He said: “William has based his children’s upbringing on the Middleton model – three children, affluent, but hard-working parents and lots of love in the house.

“By the time Kate was in her early twenties, she counted her mother and father on the list of her best friends. That’s what William and Kate are aspiring to with their children.”

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Royal experts say Prince George understands he will be King in the future. (Image: Getty Images)

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Prince George is being prepared by Prince William to be King say experts (Image: Getty)

However, the royal expert said that Prince George, and “to some extent” his siblings as well, have to be in the public eye, but both Prince Willaim and Kate Middleton wish their children could have more private lives.

Mr Larcombe explained: “William and Kate wouldn’t let George, Charlotte or Louis appear in public if they had the choice – but they don’t.”

He said that Prince George has to be received well by the public from childhood due to his future as the King of Britain, and said: “If the public doesn’t fall in love with Prince George as a little boy, then he’s going to be playing catch up for the rest of his life.

“By the time the Queen came to the throne, the nation had fallen in love with Princess Elizabeth because they felt her pain.

“They saw her very popular father, the unexpected King, die at such a young age and the public loved and supported the Queen because of what happened to her father.”

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All of the Wales children are being raised with “lots of love”. (Image: Getty)

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Royal experts have praised Prince William and Kate Middleton for their parenting (Image: Getty)

However, his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton do not want him to be burdened with a “sense of duty” until he is much older, according to one royal expert.

Katie Nicholl, the royal correspondent for Vanity Fair, said: “It’s not an easy job as parents to have to prepare one of your children to be the future monarch, but it’s communicated in a way that George can absolutely understand.”

She also explained how Prince William’s approach to raising a future King, and said: “Just as William learned from an early age what his future entailed, taking lessons in kingship from his grandmother when he was a schoolboy at Eton, he is keen that George – who has a quieter personality than his more extrovert sister – knows what will one day be expected of him.

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The royals are doing a “remarkable job” giving the children a normal childhood as possible (Image: Getty)

The royal expert praised Prince William and Kate Middleton for giving their royal children a “normal” childhood as possible.

She said: “Based on people I’ve spoken to, the Prince and Princess of Wales are doing a remarkable job of raising them in a surprisingly ordinary environment.”

Ms Nicholl claimed that all the Wales children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, have been given the “most ordinary upbringing of any generation of royal children”.

She said that the decision for the Prince and Princess of Wales to move out of Kensington Palace in London to a “quieter” part of Britain has given them a more normal childhood.

Ms Nicholl said: “They made a very bold decision to move to Windsor so that they could have a quieter, more below-the-radar life, which they couldn’t enjoy in central London, being rather overlooked at Kensington Palace.”


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