Prince William and Kate Middleton Haven’t Told Prince George He’ll One Day Be King
Prince George may be destined to take over the British throne one day, but, according to his loving parents — Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge — the five-year-old still has no idea what a “kingdom” even means.
As The Sun reported, Prince George’s parents have long been open about trying to provide all of their children — George, Charlotte, and baby Louis — with as normal of a childhood as possible. And that includes not sharing the fact that Prince George is the future King of England.
"I love my children in the same way any father does, and I hope George loves me the same any son does to his father. We are very normal in that sense," Prince William shared with the BBC in 2016, according to The Sun. "There'll be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in, in the world. But right now it's just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him and showing as much love as I can as a father."
The only thing that could throw a wrench in the royal parents’ plan is the fact that George is now in school with other children who may spill the beans. And, as Catherine Mayer, author of "Charles: The Heart of a King", told E! News, at some point the little Prince will likely realize his path on his own.
"It will be, nevertheless, part of his upbringing both in terms of what he sees his parents and grandparents doing and probably quite soon a beginning of an understanding that he is in public life and what that means," she said.
Of course, there always is the possibility that Prince George refuses to take on the role altogether, thus passing the torch to his younger sister, Charlotte. According to Prince William, his eldest son already has a fascination with another profession: law enforcement.
During the 2018 Metropolitan Police Excellence Awards reception in Kensington Palace, Nabil Laasid, a member of the police force, shared with William, “We’re only based just down the road in Kensington...Perhaps Prince George and Princess Charlotte could join the police cadets.”
Prince William reportedly replied, “Well he [Prince George] does like the police at the moment.”
We’ll all just have to wait a few more years to find out which path the first born prince takes.