Does Prince George Know He’s Going To Be King?

We know that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s oldest son, Prince George, will be king one day but because he’s still young many people have questioned if and what he’s been told him about that. The youngster is third in the line of succession after his dad and grandfather. So does he know yet what any of that means for him?

Here’s what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said about discussing this topic with Prince George.

Prince William and Prince George

Prince William and Prince George | Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Does Prince George know he’s going to be king?

Prince William and Middleton have decided to delay telling Prince George about his future this early so he can have as normal a childhood as possible.

“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,” William has said. “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 father.”

Of course, by not telling him now the duke and duchess do run the risk that one of his classmates at school could end up revealing it. But they are willing to take that chance since they feel this is best for their son.

Better for their other children too

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis | Dominic LipinskiI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keeping it from George for a while also benefits Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who will grow up in the spotlight as well. For now, the children have no idea how famous they already are.

“They have absolutely no idea that they’re royals,” a source told Radar. “They might look like perfect tots in photos, but at home they play in the mud, fall off their ponies, and have screaming tantrums!”

William was told at a young age

Prince William, eldest son of The Prince of Wales

Prince William | Toby Melville /AFP/Getty Images

So for now, William and his wife are just letting their oldest son enjoy his childhood because as the duke knows firsthand, once George realizes his destiny he will have to go through years of training to prepare for it.

William was told at a young age and then began training under his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

“There has always been a special closeness between William and the Queen, and she has taken a particular interest in him,” Robert Lacey, royal historian and consultant to the hit Netflix series The Crown, told People. “It’s no secret that she and Charles have had a prickly relationship at times. When William became a teenager, she would have him at Windsor Castle and would open the state boxes and guide him through the papers. It was William’s constitutional education.”

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