Could Prince George Be the Most Radical Monarch Because of His Grandparents?

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s oldest son, Prince George, is third in the line of succession to the throne. Britain’s future king will grow up in the spotlight but when he actually ascends the throne he could do things much differently than monarchs before him and that may have to do with his mother’s upbringing.

Here’s more on that, plus if George already knows he’ll be king and why one royal expert says that day may never come.

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Does Prince George know he’ll be king?

In 2019, it was reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started talking to their son about his destiny. A source revealed to Us Weekly just how William has been explaining Prince George’s future role to him.

“William talks to George about what being a royal means. He does so in a very simple manner because he doesn’t want his son to feel overwhelmed at such a young age,” the insider told the publication.

The source added that the duke “explain[s] things as if he’s reading from a children’s storybook. So it’s fun for George.”

“George knows there’s something special about him and that one day he’ll be the future King of England,” another source said via Closer Weekly.

What kind of monarch he might be

Prince George’s mom does not come from an aristocratic background and therefore was considered a commoner. Kate’s father was a pilot and her mother was a flight attendant before they opened their party supply business.

Having one parent who did not grow up in a royal household could mean that George will be more relaxed on much of the steadfast rules and protocols that monarchs before him have always stuck to. He may also be more open to changing with the times than others in his position have been.

While there’s no real way to tell what kind of king George will be many royal watchers believe that he already displays great leadership qualities. Body language expert and energy reader Alison Ward agreed but added that the prince will likely be impacted by public perception.

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“Prince George comes across as a sensitive boy which carries a double-edged sword,” she told The Express. “He is able to read situations and make a good leader yet he will be affected by negativity, rudeness, sharpness, and anything that isn’t kind.” 

Claim the monarchy will fall before George is crowned

According to journalist Christopher Lee, the question royal fans should be asking is: Will Prince George ever be king?

Lee believes that answer is no.

“George could be well into his 60s before crowning–certainly 60 years from now,” the former BBC royal correspondent predicted in an article for the New Statesman.

“Here is the earth in the debate over royalty’s future. During the next 60 years that national identity and what matters to it will undergo the most radical change of all. The monarchy will simply go out on the ebb of that identity change. When it does, the tide will not turn in its favor,” Lee opined, adding, “The monarchy will have served its purpose and there will be no crown, even a hollow one, for George to be impatient to wear.”

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