Princess Charlotte knows she is a 'spare' just like uncle Harry, claims royal critic

Princess Charlotte knows she is a 'spare' just like uncle Harry, claims royal critic
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Princess Charlotte has something in common with her uncle Prince Harry, a critic has claimed. The 7-year-old daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, born on May 2, 2015, is currently third in line to the throne, after her brother, Prince George.

Journalist Daniela Elser said that this is the same way Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, raised as "the spare," fell behind his brother, William, Prince of Wales. Daniela Elser claims that being Charlotte “The Spare” is something the young princess is very aware of.

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Earlier, Prince Harry had said that he was unsure about sitting on the throne if his time ever came, but he would have “carried out our duties at the right time”.


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Writing for news.com.au, Daniela said, “That’s a bleak lesson that Princess Charlotte of Wales would seem to already be coming to grips with. The little girl might only be seven, but at a time when her classmates are busy daydreaming about being astronauts or racing car drivers or TikTok influencers with lucrative Louis Vuitton sponsorships, Charlotte already knows exactly what her future holds – She is The Spare."

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She said, “A new book by long-time royal reporter Katie Nicholl has revealed that by the time the princess was only six, the young princess was already 'aware of the order of succession and knew that like her uncle Harry she is now the spare'."

Daniela further added, “Just think about that for a minute, at the age of only six, a child already knowing that her life is defined and limited by she is not and will never be. There is something so profoundly sad about a kid in year one, who should be able to, eyes-wide, look at the world as full of wonder and possibility but instead is already painfully aware of her second-class status."

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Despite all of that, Princess Charlotte seems to be an expert in the royal protocol as she was seen giving her older brother, Prince George instructions about how to conduct himself during their great-grandmother’s funeral on Monday, September 19. As the two oldest children of the Prince and Princess of Wales waited for the Queen's coffin to go past them at Wellington arch, Charlotte was seen giving the 9-year-old some advice, when the moment came.

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In a short video from the sumptuous ceremony, the 7-year-old Princess was seen leaning into her brother and appeared to whisper as she gestured with her hands, "You need to bow.” While she gave the instruction, George acknowledged and listened intently before nodding his head.

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