Nicholl claimed that although George has been informed he would one day be King, his parents are attempting to avoid completely introducing the idea to him too soon.
A royal specialist's recent claims imply that Prince George, at only nine years old, appears to be well aware of his royal heritage. According to royal author Katie Nicholl, the oldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, William, and Kate, reportedly cautioned a classmate to "better watch out" since his father was the next in line for the throne. In her latest book, "The New Royals," she said that George and his siblings, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, were growing up with knowledge of the monarchy and a "sense of duty" towards it. Nicholl claimed that although George has been informed he would one day be King, his parents are attempting to avoid completely introducing the idea to him too soon, reports DailyMail.
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.'"
According to Katie Nicholl, when they were messing about on the playground one day he replied to his peers with the line— The Daily Record (@Daily_Record) September 27, 2022
💬 "My dad will be king so you better watch out," pic.twitter.com/barcLvPPxe
Nicholl shared that Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, inspired Kate Middleton's parenting style. Edward and Sophie had two children, Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14, who despite being the youngest grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and having parents who are active members of the royal family, have never had HRH titles and have lived very anonymous lives.
The Princess of Wales was said to have been impressed by Edward and Sophie Wessex's ability to raise their children quietly while being at the center of all the royal buzz, according to Nicholl in her book. This comes after a new chapter in the revised edition of royal biographer Robert Lacey's book "Battle of Brothers" detailing how William and Kate wished to bring up George's future duties at a "controlled moment of their choice." He said that "sometime around his seventh birthday," the couple informed the young prince about his upcoming role on the throne.
The topic had previously been postponed by the Prince and Princess of Wales to provide their eldest son with 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."
Prince George told classmate: 'My father is king so you better watch out' https://t.co/OsGHOr5k3K— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 27, 2022
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.'" The couple's decision to open up to their firstborn about the royal baggage 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."
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