Prince George has no idea he could one day be king! Prince William and Kate Middleton are keeping it a secret for now
Prince George may have no idea that he could be king one day as his parents Kate Middleton and Prince William want him to have a "normal" upbringing!
Most parents are known to be naturally protective of their children and when it comes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, things are no different. The royal parents want their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis to have as "normal" an upbringing as possible. Prince George turns five on July 22 but there is something huge that he has not been told. Prince George is third in line to the throne after his father Prince William and his grandfather Prince Charles. This is the secret that his parents have decided to keep from him for the time being.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday – thank you everyone for your lovely messages 🎈— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 21, 2018
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According to Catherine Meyer, the author of the book 'Charles: The Heart of a King', Prince William really struggled with the thought of his future role when he was growing up. She told E!News in the year 2015, "With George, they are trying to delay that moment of realization and give him normality before they thrust this on him".
"But it will be, nevertheless, part of his upbringing both in terms of what he sees his parents and grandparents doing and probably quite soon a beginning of an understanding that he is in public life and what that means," she continued. Prince William has often been quoted as saying that he and Kate are a "very normal" family behind closed doors.
In an interview, Prince William revealed, "There'll be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in, in the world. We are very normal." He also insisted that his children will grow up in a "real, living environment" and not "behind palace walls". As Prince George is now attending school, it could be difficult to keep the secret away from him.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have opted to send Prince George to the post south London school St Thomas’s of Battersea. It is reported that Prince George will be celebrating his birthday with his parents and siblings in the Caribbean. Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton are also reportedly with them.
In order to celebrate Prince George's birthday, the proud Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a new photograph just as they have done in the past few years. When Prince George was seen at his brother Prince Louis' christening, he was rather shy but in his new photograph, he is seen sporting a huge smile.
The picture was taken in the garden of Clarence House by photographer Matt Porteous after the christening of George’s baby brother Prince Louis, on July 9. Porteous had also taken private pictures for William and Kate at the christening of two-month-old Louis earlier this month.
In a statement on Saturday, the Kensington Palace said, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s fifth birthday tomorrow". Prince George was last seen with his parents and siblings at Prince Louis christening and that marked the first time that the family of five were seen together.
Prince George was seen in a short-sleeved white t-shirt and a peter pan collar blue piping paired with blue shirts by Amaia. This is the same outfit that he wore for Trooping the Color this year. Ever since George was born, Kate has released official portraits for every one of George's birthdays.
When he turned 1 Kate and William shared an adorable picture of the future king and his parents which was taken at London's Natural History Museum in a butterfly exhibit. For his second birthday, they released a photo taken by Mario Testino on the day of Princess Charlotte’s christening.
A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said, "This photograph captures a very happy moment on what was a special day for The Duke and Duchess and their family. They are very pleased to share this picture as they celebrate Prince George’s second birthday".
For George's third birthday, Kate and William shared four photographs of little George standing on a swing, walking in the garden, and playing with the family dog Lupo. On his last birthday, they shared a picture of George sporting a wide toothy grin which was taken at the royal family's home, Kensington Palace.
At the age of only five-years-old, Prince George and his sister Charlotte already know how to charm a crowd. George and Charlotte were adorable as they went to visit their new baby brother Prince Louis while he was in the hospital after he was born in April. They were also the page boy and bridesmaid at their uncle Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. And then Prince George made headlines when Savannah Phillips, the seven-year-old daughter of William's cousin Peter and his wife Autumn Phillips jokingly told him to shush and put her hand over his mouth.