Does Prince George Bow to the Queen?

Prince George has quite the royal life ahead of him. And, despite Prince William and Kate Middleton’s decision to wait until he is older to tell him about his role in the family, the young prince already follows certain royal protocol. But, does Prince George bow to the queen? Find out, ahead.

Does Prince George bow to the queen?

Prince George and Queen Elizabeth
Prince George must show respect to his great-grandmother.| Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Just because she is their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, doesn’t mean members of the royal family are exempt from showing respect to Queen Elizabeth. As part of the royal family etiquette rules, all members of the royal family must bow or curtsy to the queen upon their first greeting. But, what about the little royals?

Right now, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis do not have to bow or curtsy (for baby Louis, it would be a bit of a challenge) to their great-grandmother. However, Prince George does. In the royal family, children start to show their respect to Her Majesty via bows and curtsies at the age of five. That said, some believe Prince George began showing his respect for his Gan Gan (as he calls her) at an earlier age.

According to historian, Marlene Eilers Koenig,  Prince George and his siblings won’t be required to bow or curtsy to anyone else. “The only person they will curtsy or bow to is the sovereign,” she told Express.

Royal family rules Prince George already follows

In addition to bowing to his great-grandmother, Prince George follows a few other royal family rules. Here are the rules Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced to their son, plus some others he will have to follow as he gets older.

Royal dress code

Like all other royal family members, Prince George must follow style rules. In high-class families like the royal family, young boys must wear shorts and high socks until their eighth birthday. That said, there are some exceptions to the rule. In Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, Prince George wore pants.

Learn a foreign language

Eduation is important to the royal family, which is why Prince William and Kate Middleton have their son in an expensive private school. In addition to choosing a high-class school, they also encourage the young royals to learn a foreign language at a young age. According to reports, Prince George is currently learning Spanish.

Princess Charlotte waving
Royal children learn to wave at a young age.| Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

The proper wave

Waving is a big part of being a royal and royals learn to wave properly at a young age. Prince George and his sister, Princess Charlotte appear to have already mastered the protocol and regularly wave at crowds and photographers when accompanying their mother and father on royal engagements.

Travel rules

Right now, Prince George is allowed to travel with his father. But, once he turns 12, royal rules state that the Prince of Cambridge can no longer travel with Prince William. In the royal family, two heirs traveling together is a big no-no because, in case of emergency, they don’t want to put two future monarchs at risk.


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