'My father will be King, so you better watch out’: Prince George's cheeky comeback after spat with classmate
The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, are slowly teaching their children George, Charlotte and Louis about their future responsibilities
The eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, apparently told his schoolmate that they'd "better watch out" as his father was next in line to the throne, according to royal author Katie Nicholl. She claimed in her new book 'The New Royals' that George and his siblings, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, were being raised with an understanding of the monarchy as well as a "sense of duty" towards the same. Nicholl said that George has been told he would one day be King, but his parents are trying not to overwhelm him with the prospect too soon.
Nicholl wrote, "They are raising their children, particularly Prince George, with an awareness of who he is and the role he will inherit, but they are keen not to weigh them down with a sense of duty. George understands he will one day be king and as a little boy sparred with friends at school, outdoing his peers with the killer line, 'My dad will be king so you better watch out.'"
Nicholl also claimed that Kate Middleton admired the parenting techniques of Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, who have two children Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14. It's worth noting that the kids grew up without HRH titles and out of the public eye despite being the youngest grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, coupled with the fact that their parents are working royals.
Nicholl stated in her book that the Princess of Wales was impressed with how Edward and Sophie Wessex had managed to give their offspring a quiet upbringing despite being at the heart of the firm. This comes after a new chapter in royal author Robert Lacey's updated book 'Battle of Brothers' recounted how William and Kate wanted to broach the subject of George's future responsibilities at a "controlled moment of their choice." He said the pair told the young prince about his future role as King of England "sometime around his seventh birthday."
The Prince and Princess of Wales had previously held off on the discussion in order to give their eldest son a "normal family upbringing." Lacey wrote, "William has not revealed to the world how and when he broke the big news to his son. Maybe one day George will tell us the story himself. But sometime around the boy's seventh birthday in the summer of 2020, it is thought that his parents went into more detail about what the little prince's life of future royal 'service and duty' would particularly involve." He added, "William's aim as a father, the prince stressed, was to give his son 'a normal family upbringing,' enabling the monarchy 'to stay relevant and keep up with modern times.'"
Lacey said the couple's decision to speak frankly to their firstborn at a moment of their choosing came after, "William's unhappiness at the haphazard fashion in which the whole business of his royal destiny had buzzed around his head from the start," as reported by the Daily Mail.