It seems like only yesterday that Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ware ouside Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital to welcome their firstborn son Prince George into the world. William and Kate welcomed two more children after Prince George was born on July 22, 2013: Princess Charlotte in 2015 and Prince Louis in 2018.
The Cambridge children have been growing up right in front of our eyes, and fans are eager to learn more about how the siblings get along and what their personalities are like. Now we learn that George enjoys pulling pranks on his brother and sister. Here’s more on that, as well as when William and Kate told George he’d one day be king.
Prince George’s personality compared to his siblings
The siblings are said to get along well, which is good given how much time they spent together in 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns and school closures. Their personalities, on the other hand, are said to be quite different. Prince Louis has already demonstrated a strong personality at such a young age, as evidenced by his “mad face” at the 2019 Trooping the Colour. Charlotte, on the other hand, is more outgoing than George.
“George is more reserved than Charlotte,” a royal insider previously told People, adding that this could be “because [George is] the heir and one day he might be king.”
And, as Queen Elizabeth once said, the little princess is concerned about her older brother. When the monarch met Emily, a young girl who had won a religious education project, and her younger sister Hadleigh, she inquired if Emily “looked after” her younger sister. “It’s the other way around,” said the girls’ mother, Ellen. To which Queen Elizabeth replied, “It’s the same with Charlotte and George.”
Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are among George’s favourite targets for pranks.
George ‘enjoys playing pranks on Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’
“Prince George may be the future king of the castle, but he isn’t the king of the castle yet. Duncan Larcombe, a royal writer, told OK! that he’s not Little Lord Fauntleroy (per Express). “He’s a rascal… always up to mischief and pulling pranks on his younger sister and brother.”
When it comes to George’s future role and place in the family, Larcombe says his parents “will have to explain the extraordinary circumstances he was born into and hope his head doesn’t pop as a result.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton have reportedly told George that he will be king
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are thought to have already had a conversation with their eldest son about his future plans. According to Robert Lacey, a biographer and historian for Netflix’s The Crown, William and his wife told George around the prince’s seventh birthday that he would be king one day.
“William has remained tight-lipped about how and when he told his son the big news. In his book Battle of Brothers, Lacey wrote, “Perhaps one day George will tell us the storey himself” (per the Daily Mail). “However, it is believed that around the boy’s 7th birthday in the summer of 2020, his parents went into greater detail about what the little prince’s future royal’service and duty’ would entail. The prince emphasised that William’s goal as a father was to provide his son with a “normal family upbringing,” allowing the monarchy to “stay relevant and keep up with modern times.”