You’ll Never Guess Why Princess Charlotte Is Likely to Be Closer With Her Newborn Brother Than Prince George
Among the engagements and celebrations, there’s a lot going on with the royal family. And one thing’s for sure: We can’t get enough of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby boy. The duchess gave birth to their third child, Prince Louis Arthur Charles, on April 23. She even appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London just hours later.
Now, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have some adjusting to do with having a new baby around. And here’s why we expect Charlotte will be closer with her younger brother than with her older one (page 5).
1. The little royal is already making history
At just 3 years old, Princess Charlotte made history. Yahoo explains the little girl may have a new baby brother, but she’s the first royal princess not to lose her place in line of succession for the throne.
She can thank the Succession of the Crown Act — passed in 2013 — for that. The act says male royals born after October 2011 no longer take precedence of the thrown over their older sisters. As for Charlotte, that means she’s still fourth in line.
Next: Here’s how Charlotte and George are treated differently already.
2. Kate and William may be toughening up their eldest child for his adult life
Charlotte may still be in line for the throne, but it’s her brother who’s being prepped for a life of royal duties. Prince George attends a different nursery school than Charlotte, Daily Express explains. He goes to Westacre Montessori School, where he’s taught independence — something he must learn as he takes on big roles for the royals in the future.
On the other hand, Princess Charlotte is at a different school learning more “sensitive values.” And we predict her younger brother may also attend a more lenient nursery school than George.
Next: We expect the new baby to look up to his older brother.
3. Louis and Charlotte will both seek guidance from George
There’s certainly a difference between being the oldest sibling and being the youngest. According to The Independent, research suggests the younger siblings generally always look to their older siblings for guidance. On the contrary, the oldest sibling rarely looks to their younger brothers and sisters the same way.
Because George will serve as a role model for both of his younger siblings, we suspect this may create a stronger bond with Charlotte and her younger brother.
Next: Here’s the biggest difference between George and his siblings.
4. Prince George will likely be king, while his siblings won’t see the same level of royalty
Out of all three of Kate and William’s kids, Prince George has the best chance of seeing the throne. After Queen Elizabeth II passes on the throne, it will go to Prince Charles. Then, it will go to Prince William, who will then pass it to Prince George, Elle explains.
That’s a lot of people to get through before Charlotte or Louis are eligible to rule. While George will probably be king one day, the same guarantee can’t be made for his siblings. And it’s likely the two will find camaraderie in that fact.
Next: The children’s birth dates can also tell us a little something about their personalities.
5. Astrology dictates Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be fast friends
Princess Charlotte was born May 2, and her baby brother’s birthday is April 23. This puts them in the same astrological sun sign of Taurus. And those who have the same sun sign often have a great understanding of each other and share many of the same personality traits.
As for Taurus signs in particular, they’re known to be stubborn and confrontational, About Horoscope explains. But they’re also enduring and patient. We’ll have to wait and see whether this prediction for these two is correct.
Next: Prince George has a different astrological sign altogether.
6. Prince George’s complicated sign likely means they’ll all get along
Prince George may not be a Taurus, but with his July 22 birthday, he is on the cusp of two other signs: Leo and Cancer. Tarot.com explains someone who’s a Leo-Cancer cusp is both sensitive in nature and expressive. Their emotional traits come from the watery Cancer, and their flair for the drama comes from the fiery Leo.
Charlotte and Louis will certainly share their special Taurus bond. But Prince George’s inevitable loving and devoted nature will also make him popular with his like-minded siblings.
Next: The little princess may already have the most presence in the house.
7. Charlotte already rules the roost, so it seems
George may be the oldest, but Charlotte’s personality is already shining through. Good Housekeeping notes Kate has mentioned that Charlotte is quite mischievous. And Samantha Burge, wife of Warrant Officer Class 2 Chris Burge, says Kate has told her that Charlotte is the one ruling the roost. “She said that Charlotte is growing up really fast,” Burge notes. “She is the one in charge.”
The queen also says Charlotte looks out for George. We imagine she’ll be a great big sister to her younger brother now, too.
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