Prince George knows he'll have 'different future' as he's taken away from siblings for photoshoots with Queen
Royal expert Katie Nicholl says, 'The true enormity of what his life will one day be isn’t something he’s fully aware of yet'
Prince George, 7, knows that he's "very different" from his siblings as he is frequently "singled out" to spend time with the Queen, a royal expert has claimed. As per the expert, George gets to spend a lot more time with his great grandmother, the Queen, and his grandfather, Prince Charles. He gets "taken away" from his sister, Princess Charlotte, 5, and brother Prince Louis, 2, for photoshoots with his father Prince William, the Queen, and Prince Charles.
According to royal commentator Katie Nicholl, this type of behavior and exclusion means that the future king "understands that he's different from them" even as Prince William and Kate Middleton make a huge effort to treat their children as equals. While speaking to OK!, she shared that the idea of Prince George becoming king is "being introduced to him gradually." Nicholl said, "The true enormity of what his life will one day be isn’t something he’s fully aware of yet."
"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," she added. "After all, he gets taken away to do photoshoots with Her Majesty the Queen, so he must notice he’s been singled out."
Last year, the Queen's Christmas Day message featured George learning how to make Christmas pudding along with his father, grandfather, and the Queen. George's siblings -- Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis -- were not seen in the video clip. In another incident, George was seen in a portrait that featured the youngster with the Queen, her son, and her grandson which was released in January 2020. Nicholl also said that both William and Kate do all they can to try and make all their children feel equal. Even though George is third in line to the throne, they ensure that he receives no special treatment.
According to the expert, this type of treatment is very different from what William and Harry had experienced. Nicholl said that when William and Harry were taken for tea with the Queen, William would be allowed the first choice of the selection. William has said that he did struggle with the realization that he had "no choice about which path his life would take" and doesn't want his son to experience the same struggles.
"As a young man, William really struggled with that notion of kingship. The realization that he had no choice about which path his life would take, that he couldn’t become a doctor or a vet if he chose, weighed very heavily on him," Nicholl said.
"He got treated differently from his younger brother. When the boys went for tea with the Queen Mother, William would get the first choice of sandwiches or cake. It was all about William. I think that’s why Diana overcompensated in terms of her affection for Harry because she was very aware that he didn’t get the same attention William got," she continued.
Nicholl also spoke about how George is treated at his school, Thomas's Battersea. "There was quite a big fuss about George’s arrival at the school. Bulletproof glass was installed and the presence of protection officers sets him apart from his peers. His classmates were clearly very aware there was something different about him from the start. They know he’s a prince and they call him ‘PG’, which is short for Prince George."