The royal family, and millions of people worldwide, miss the late Queen Elizabeth dearly. This Christmas will be the first holiday season she isn’t present. Even though they will get plenty of joy spending time with the family – and kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis getting many presents – it will be very emotional.
Prince George is now second in the line of succession after King Charles took the throne. So he still has many years before becoming king, or even working as a royal. But already, he is starting to understand – and learn – what his future role and duties will be like.
The young prince is surrounded by his loving parents, grandparents, and siblings. But also George had quite a special relationship with the late Queen. She even handed him some secret gifts when he stayed at Buckingham Palace. But the most tearjerking, loving video of the two together was taken at Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Prince George and the rest of the royal children will never have a normal life. William and Kate’s three children are set to be working royals when they grow up, and George is, someday, most likely going to be King.
Even though the royal children live a life where everything is available, spending time in castles and being taken care of by nannies, William and Kate have tried to give them a normal childhood as possible.
In August, William, Kate, and their children moved into Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor grounds. That means the children also changed schools, and now the three attend Lambrook School in Windsor.
For Prince George, making friends doesn’t seem to have been a problem. Not only that, but he’s made sure his classmate know who he really is. In her book, The New Royals, author and Vanity fair royal correspondent Katie Nicholl explained that George already understands the monarchy and his family’s role.
At school, George has reportedly warned his classmates to “watch out,” as his father is the heir to the throne.
“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,” Nicholl wrote, per Express.
While some students live on campus, George, Charlotte, and Louis will attend classes during the day and head back home in the afternoon.
“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.’”
How William & Kate prepare George for royal life
William and Katte are slowly letting George know what the future will hold. It’s been reported that George – just like his father – will most likely begin working full-time as a royal by age 35, if not sooner. So for a future king, it’s crucial to be prepared.
According to royal historian Robert Lacey, William and Kate have already started to inform Prince George what the future will hold.
“William has not revealed to the world how and when he broke the big news to his son,” Lacey wrote in his book, Battle of Brothers.