Prince Harry has made it clear that not everyone in the royal family wants to be part of the monarchy. And, his nephew, Prince George might be following in his footsteps. While he’s still very young and probably doesn’t understand what his position in the royal family means, Prince George has his own idea of what he wants to be when he grows up.
What does Prince George want to be when he grows up?
Like all young boys, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest son has an obsession with anything on wheels and, right now, is particularly fascinated with firetrucks and police cars. He even asked Santa for a police car for Christmas last year — how sweet is that?
And, while he hasn’t flat out said he wants to be a policeman, Prince William has hinted at his career interests. In March 2018, the Duke of Cambridge visited with the Metropolitan Police Excellence Award winners at Kensington Palace and mentioned his son’s obsession. “We’re only based just down the road in Kensington and I said to him ‘Perhaps Prince George and Princess Charlotte could join the police cadets,’” one of the awardees shared after the event. And, apparently, Prince William replied with “well he [Prince George] does like the police at the moment.”
Does Prince George know he will be king?
Allowing Prince George to dream about becoming a police officer — aka, have a normal career — is probably a lot of fun for Prince William and Kate Middleton, as they know what’s really in store for their son’s future. That said, Prince George apparently has no idea that he will one day ascend the throne and become King of England.
In an effort to keep Prince George’s childhood as normal as possible, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to delay telling their son of his fate. “As far as we are concerned within our family unit, we are a normal family. I love my children in the same way any father does, and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father,” Prince William shared in an interview. “We are very normal in that sense. 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,” he added.
That said, choosing to wait could result in Prince George’s classmates spilling the beans before his parents get to explain what his place in the world is. However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want to take the risk, as Prince William learned of his role at a young age and it had a negative effect on his life. According to reports, the future King of England felt the pressure of his responsibility as a young boy. Knowing first hand what learning such fate so early on can do, Prince William has decided to shield his son from finding out until he is a bit older.
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